— September 24, 2013 —
As a freelance fashion writer and stylist based in Hong Kong,Justine Leeis a fashion contributor to Asia Tatler magazineandregularly styles local celebrity Kary Ng for concerts and public appearances. Justine had the opportunity to attend New York Fashion Week this season for the Spring/Summer 2014 collections and was subsequently snapped by many a street-style photographer. We think it's safe to say that she's fast becoming a rising street-style star. During her stint in New York, Justine attended a range of shows, including Altuzarra, Alexander Wang and Prabal Gurung. Getting jealous? Justine was kind enough to contribute a small visiual diary to the Electric sekki blog, chronicling her time at New York Fashion Week. Live vicariously through her photos below...
"I arrived at my hotel in the Meatpacking District, settled in (unpacked all 2 of my suitcases... for the week--a little excessive, I know) and immediately go across the street to Pastis for a quick bite; their steak tartar is by far my favorite."
"I then head over around the corner to Milk Studios for my first show of the season, Costello Tagliapietra, where the checkered and grid trend from Autumn/Winter 2013 is re-imagined in vibrant hues and brushstrokes. My favorite look was a pant suit look with a powder blue jacket with a teal and orange pattern in the back."
"My friends Declan, Adam and I then head over to the West Village and come across the Marc by Marc Jacobs store. We saw artists spray painting graffiti on T-shirts in the window and immediately wanted to get a piece of our own!"
"At the Zimmerman show. It was great to finally make my first trip up to Lincoln Center for Fashion Week. Lincoln Center definitely feels bigger than the previous Fashion Week location of Bryant Park- there is so much outdoor space around the venue which was great especially with the beautiful weather this week!"
"I headed down to Soho for a quick snack at Georgetown Bakery. Forget Magnolia or Bake by Melissa, Georgetown is where it’s at!"
"I visited he home and studio of my good friend and designer, Katherine Kung. She just released her FW13 collection and it was such an honor to see it in real life!"
"The much-anticipated Prabal Gurung show. What a treat it was! All the models walked out onto the stage prior to the show starting, forming two rows while facing the audience. The music queued and the models began their routine. Each walking around the venue, displaying Gurung ’s techno-fashion vision to a classical soundtrack."
"After a quick afternoon cocktail up at Barneys New York to celebrate the launch of Inez and Vinoodh’s Byredo fragrance and jewellery line, we made our trip down to Alexander Wang ’s show at the Piers. Alexander Wang goes back to his roots of street fashion this season with his iconic hits: chunky heels (which I need to buy immediately), stylish cropped separates in leather cut-outs and slightly deconstructed shirts."