Was it a 1970’s “Glam Rock” concert or the Hakan Akkaya Fall 2019 collection?  That was the question on everyone’s mind as they sat along the U-shaped runway at Spring Studios on Sunday.  The Istanbul based designer presented his 3rd collection as part of NYFW in the cavernous Gallery I.  The massive space was filled to the brim with an audience dressed to impress, perfectly complementing the show-stopping looks that walked.

 Black, White & Metallic Silver, with a small dash of Metallic Pinks thrown in as an accent, made up every look of the collection of a Women’s & Men’s full designer range.  The cameras & phones went a-flutter when the key looks appeared.  The various looks in Black with Silver studs & spikes for Women proved to be audience favorites as did the range of inventive, body-con dresses, some with incredible sleeve and super strong shoulder details.  A range of Black & White, bold-striped faux furs for both Men & Women had every person in the room taking notice. 

 As the finale walk-around commenced, the entire audience shrieked their approval, only to ramp it up even more when designer himself, Hakan Akkaya, walked the entire runway, nearly floating with pride as he blew kisses to his legions of fans, new & old alike.


Burberry Fall 2016 London Fashion Week

Is Burberry appealing to a younger audience? It looks like... and they've gone about it in a very clever way - styling. As I look over this collection and strip away the patterned tights and funky-fab shoes, the collection becomes quite adaptable to everyone. Designers need to broaden their client base while maintaining their patrons. Burberry has done it very well. The rock-n-roll hair, Brit-style, is cool and the homage to the iconic David Bowie / Ziggy Stardust is something we've been seeing this season (and makes me happy) I heart Bowie. Now what about the clothing... There was definitely a 70's rock-glam vibe which was so fitting. Some of the standout pieces for were the coats. All amazing but two specifically - an olive green one with bright red piping and one in python. Gorgeous. The patterned sequin mini-dresses were pretty, sassy and very chic. A definite must-have for your Fall wardrobe. And like Burberry, you can rock 'em out with a pair of badass boots.