My Favourite Collections from NYFW

My Favourite Collections from NYFW

Fashion month is here meaning 2018 can officially begin! What is there not to love about fashion month? It’s so good that it happens twice a year. I mean I can’t get enough of it, every season my love for fashion grows deeper and deeper.

I have said it a million times before and I will say it again and again, no season is ever the same! This years NYFW took a lot of inspiration from the 80s, we saw bright colours, nipped in waists, oversized everything and huge shoulder pads. It doesn’t get any more 80s than that. But what is the reasoning behind it? Over the last few months there has been a huge cultural shift and movement focusing on women and the way that we are treated within the workplace, the 80s was the first time that women really began to emerge into the workforce therefore designers in a way are celebrating women and how far we’ve come since then. If anything it is empowering and shows just how big of a statement fashion can make – it’s more than just clothing, it’s art and a form of expression!

Another key thing we can take from this years NYFW is the level of diversity, designers are starting to care less and less about having the perfect uniformed look, they are starting to embrace models of all sizes and ethnicities more than ever and I’m loving it!

NYFW is over and incase you missed I’m here to give you my top 10 favourite shows:

Tom Ford

Animal prints were the dominating factor in this years tom for fall 18 collection. Am I a fan? Hell yes! Us Africans love animal prints and Tom Ford has given the trend the glamour that it has needed! It’s sparkly, bright and bold – a little too much but who cares! View more here.

Camilla and Marc

This is the first time I have ever come across this brand and I am in absolute awe! This collection is clean, effortless and everything the modern woman needs this fall! I love everything about it! Make the perfect statement at work this fall. View more here

Brandon Maxwell

Can we just talk about how gorgeous the colour scheme is. The way the yellow brings out the black models’ complexions – I love it!! Also how amazing is the knitwear, I am obsessed with it! Fall is not ready for Brandon Maxwell. View more here.

Diane Von Furstenburg

This collection honestly speaks for itself. It’s beautiful in every way. The colours and patterns show so much youth and fun, it shows that winter doesn’t always have to be dull and boring! View more here.

Alice and Olivia

This is the brand that every teenager and young woman should know! It brings all sorts of badass vibes with inspiration from different eras within fashion. View more here.

Alexander Wang

Alexander’s ‘boss lady’ collection is empowering af. It’s mini skirts on mini skirts, it’s the 80s meets 2018! View more here.

Oscar De La Renta

Elegant, tasteful and classic are the only words needed to describe this beautiful collection! View more here.

Michael Kors Collection

If there’s one collection you buy this fall, it will have to be Michael Kors, it’s preppy school girl meets the modern it girl. I am loving the winter coasts, hints of camo and animal print and the plaid is EVERYTHING – it is sure to be one of the biggest trends this coming fall! View more here.

Calvin Klein

Not to be cheesy or anything but this show was honestly out of this world! This collection isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea but it’s a little bit of me, everyone knows I love oversized items and it’s something different and I’d love to experiment with some of these pieces! View more here.

Marc Jacobs

If this collection doesn’t remind you of the 80s then please get your eyes checked. I freaking love this, it’s so over the top and extravagant! Believe me when I say if you purchase anything from this collection all eyes will be on you. View more here.

Fine Dining; Manchester, UK

Fine Dining; Manchester, UK

It has been MONTHS, I’d like to say even almost a year since I last did one of my fine dining posts. I am seriously slacking on this whole blogging thing but I promise you that from today onwards I will be consistent!

Manchester is one of the biggest and most exciting cities here in the U.K. and of course it has a huge food scene but where is the best place to go for the finest dining experience? When most people visit cities they never really focus on where they’re eating, however, I love food too much, so much that I have to google the best places to eat before even leaving my house. But today you don’t have to do that because I’m making your life 10 times easier and giving you the top most highly rated restaurants to try out whilst you’re in Manchester.

The refuge

The evening menu consists of tapas-like small plates (Voltini) – perfect for sharing – and delicious larger plates that offer tasty alternatives to standard restaurant food such as belly-stuffed seabass, the lamb shwarma naan burger or hake with black daal. As well as amazing food, after eating why not retreat to the Winter Garden to enjoy a house cocktail beneath the fairy-lit trees.

Manchester House

Known as Manchester’s most prestigious restaurant, Manchester house specialises in some what ‘unconventionally traditional’ dishes, updating classic flavour combinations with unusual twists and breath-taking presentations. The 10 or 14 course tasting menus (vegetarian options available) offer delectable flavours that are designed to give diners a taster of the full à la carte menu with dishes such as steamed pigeon with cherry broth and mustard, carpet clam with morels and asparagus and Manchester tart ice cream. If you’re planning a really special evening, book the chef’s table to watch the kitchen in action or the private dining room to enjoy the views over Manchester while you eat.

The French

Located in the Midland hotel, The French is one of the most elegant and romantic restaurants in the city, it was the location of David and Victoria Beckham’s first date! The evening tasting menu stays true to the refined dining the restaurant is renowned for, albeit with a contemporary twist.

Hawksmoor

Hawksmoor is the place to dine if you have a love for steak. Alongside their iconic steak menu (larger cuts such as Chateaubriand or Porterhouse are ideal for sharing while their smaller sirloins, fillets and rumps are frequently talked about as the best in the city), fish is the dish of the day with whole lobster, roast scallops and house-cured salmon appearing as highlights on the menu for those who aren’t so keen on beef. Located on the edge of Spinningfields inside a Victorian courthouse, the interior of the restaurant is suitably grand, with upcycled reclaimed materials used throughout.

El Gato Negro

With a place in Restaurant Magazine’s Top 100 this is a must. The city centre’s only Michelin Bib Gourmand, Lancashire Life’s Restaurant of the Year, and Manchester Food and Drink Festival’s Newcomer of the Year, there is no stopping Simon Shaw’s King Street Restaurant. The food is as good as ever, but it is the setting, the location and that delightful al fresco rooftop bar that make this a place to return to.