New York Fashion Week:The Art Institutes of New York City Spring 2015

The Spring 2015 Art Institutes of New York City runway show debuted 12 promising young designers to a packed house at Lincoln Center’s Pavilion Tent.   The fast-paced runway show powered through 72 looks that could easily compete with looks from established designers. Though each designer expressed a unique point of view, there were clear standout looks. Among them, Michael Tornato’s Gray window pane vest paired with a white tee and pleated trouser shorts was a crowd favorite as was his grey chambray car coat. The elevated streetwear aesthetic of his work was one of the most cohesive and well-tailored collections of the show. Other strong looks included Cecil Dove’s expertly crafted copper cropped jacket, Nareesa Shorter’s green crop top paired with an asymmetrical circle skirt as well as her poplin origami dress, and Yohanna Gursey’s two-toned orange jacquard chiffon pleated bubble dress. The show also proved to feature one of the most diverse arrays of models this season including a prominently featured transgender model. Overall, it was a refreshing take on SS15 fashion and an exciting look at emerging designers that are sure to be the next big thing in fashion.

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