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Backstage at Perry Ellis Fall / Winter 2015

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Perry Ellis Creative Director Michael Maccari debuted his sophomore collection for the brand this week for the Fall/Winter 2015 season. Inspired by utilitarian clothing, the collection gave workwear styles a modern upgrade to look more functional and luxurious through use of unique wools, technical fabrics and artful suit layering. Olive, tan and navy filled the collection, but there was also a use of abstract and colorful graphic prints. I got a first look at the collection while snapping photos of the models backstage during hair and make up and a rehearsal walk.

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See more backstage and collection photos below, and see some of celeb guests such as Joe Jonas and Victor Cruz: Read the rest of this entry

Backstage at Richard Chai Fall / Winter 2015

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Richard Chai always helps kick off Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week with a bang! This season brought the outerwear game up an notch with patterned cashmere chesterfield coats, various duvet parkas (one with a brilliant geometric camo pattern and another with fur collar), an elegant anorak pullovers, and a couple metallic coats. Chunky sweaters, oversized scarves, vertical stripe and plaid suiting separates, and graphic pullovers made up the rest of the collection that used smart and sporty layering.

I’m personally in my fourth season of covering NYFW and Richard’s was the first official fashion week show I got to see back when I was starting out back in 2013. So needless to say I was very excited to cover backstage this season as a journalist and blogger. See moments below with models such as Noma Han and Abiah Hostvedt, celeb visitors that included George Kotsiopoulos, Pete Wentz and model Miles McMillan, and of course Richard himself:

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