If I learned one thing today at NYFW as a Polyvore Community Correspondent,
it's that Fashion Week has very little to do with fashion.
|Dannijo - NYFW by gabrielle-pedriani|
That is unless, of course, your notion of fashion properly accounts for extreme showmanship and sensory slight of hand.
I'm assuming that anyone who's ever been to any fashion show now
blatantly subtly rolls their eyes right at my naive realization, but the atmosphere of a show or presentation is such that watching it on Style.com - even live - barely does the trick.
The music, the lighting, the overall ambience of the room, even the time of day significantly impacted how I interpreted each of the shows to which I went.
So it would be difficult for me to announce a favorite collection of the day,
but my favorite show is a little easier to pick.
Though BCBG was bass-bumpin' and fantastically paced,
there was just something about the ethereal nature of Dannijo that I couldn't resist.
Less about the jewelry, and more about the person that the jewelry could make each of us become,
I walked away convinced that a Dannijo necklace - and only a Dannijo necklace - could and would instantly transform me into one heckuva #Boxerina
It makes me wonder; which is more important?
The merchandise or the brand aesthetic?
Does the jewelry necessitate such a presentation,
or does the presentation cast an undeniable halo effect over the jewelry?
Can a bad fashion show make beautiful products look cheap?
Or visa versa?
And if so, do bloggers & editors favor different pieces than buyers and vendors- folks who focus more on the physical attributes than solely the visual?
PS: Big thanks to Polyvore for this amazing opportunity