Blustery winter storm did not cool off runway shows

Desigual kicked off their Fall 2017 Collection at New York fashion Week at Skylight Clarkson Square in New York City. It was a warm, relaxed, colorful collection synonymous with their design philosophy of optimism and being positive. Blasting News caught up with Brand Director, Daniel Perez backstage, who shared this year’s inspiration. “The Desigual collection was inspired by the cultures of the 1960s, '70s and '80s women’s movement and uprisings, and we reinterpreted it for the 21st-century woman.”

There was plenty of positive energy and passion as models strutted the catwalk in a mix of West Coast love-ins, European New Wave, and East Coast Balls.

The color palette was a combination of red, black, and white that combined sport and luxury looks, which is new for the brand.

Tadashi Shoji goes rock and retro

Models rocked the runway with banged out hair, lots of plush velvet, and plenty of sequins at Tadashi Shoji. Even the designer was decked out in the current theme of his collection. “My inspiration came from the 1960s and '70s and all over the world, from London, to Paris, to Tokyo. And, I combined it with the rock and roll trend.”

Erin Fetherston does billowy bohemian

Known for her ethereal, eccentric sense of style, erin fetherston's Fall 2017 collection was all about timeless silhouettes that can go from season to season. Fringed dresses, romantic blouses, and buttery velvet dominated the catwalk.

Metallic accents and sequins were infused throughout the colorful collection in timeless shades of burgundy, black, indigo, and ivory.

Inspiration may be from the past, but her collection is all about the future: “Technology has rapidly accelerated the way we connect to our customers. We have to meet the expectations of the ‘see now, buy now’ trend, and I make use of digital ink printing in my designs to help meet those needs.”

New York Fashion Week continues through Feb. 16, 2017, at various downtown locations around the city.