Last night, I got the chance to attend the NYFW Spring 2017 Presentation of the company I work for, Josie Natori. The event was held just a few blocks from my apartment at the Waterfall Mansion in the Upper East Side, which could not have been a more perfect venue to showcase the collection. I was blown away with the entire collection and so proud of the Natori team for all their hard work and also making the event such a success. Take a look at some of the gorgeous styles from the collection.
The models were strategically placed throughout the venue space, which I thought was really cool. The collection is truly a work of art and it was nice to get to see the pieces up close and personal. I was huge fan of the whimsical and dainty pieces from the collection. Josie Natori’s RTW is typically known for featuring her traditional structured pieces, so it was refreshing to see a more bohemian style for spring.
The venue was fantastic. I loved how statuesque the models looked wearing the collection. I liked how the atmosphere was casual, relaxed but also swanky at the same time. When you first walked into the venue, handsome waiters were there to hand out glasses of prosecco. Guests were then led into a long, narrow space where models were standing still and posing for pictures. I thought it was nice to have a more intimate presentation so everyone could get to appreciate the detail put into each individual ensemble. At the back of the venue, models were posed in front of a beautiful, waterfall flowing down from the 2-story ceiling. I thought the location was a perfect fit for the collection; serene, trendy, and bright.
I was obsessed with the dress below. It is made in several different colors, including white for a perfect summer time frock.
WWD and Vogue praised the “Marilyn” dress and the woven topper with embroidered flair. Loved the design on the presentation program.
Overall, the evening was a huge success. Vogue and WWD gave the collection good reviews and were both happy to see the Josie Natori RTW collection take on a more youthful and whimsical look, while still including a few traditional structured pieces. Check out the full collection and reviews from WWD and Vogue.