Another season of New York Fashion Week draws to a close. This September, the weather was hot, humid and at times rainy. The fashion influencers who used AccuWeatherMinuteCast, minute-by-minute forecast, were able to impress the hordes of street style photographers outside of the fashion show venues.
The key was to dress in relaxed, light fabrics. Jumpsuits were a big hit. Bright prints and stripes were popular. A light jacket was needed as the air conditioning was on full blast on the runways. Of course, when your sartorial choices are weather dependent, the most valuable item to have during fashion week is a stunning statement purse.
If you got lucky, the energetic models of the AccuWeather street steam were there to provide you with some shade in between fashion shows. They were able to protect stars like Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks, Nicky Hilton and Hoda Kotb from UV rays and rain. I was grateful for their umbrellas to protect my load of camera gear from the runway to taxi.
On the runways, the designers were prepared to repeat weather from this week for their spring and summer 2017 seasons. At Nicholas K, the collection was desert-worthy with a Bedouin theme. Big floppy hat, airy tops, and shorts were the looks of the season. At the Custo Barcelona fashion show, the designer dressed his male and female models in colorful patterns and tinted shades. On the Vera Wang runway, models were dressed in minimalist white or black. Lightweight, tailored jackets were paired with flowing skirts or dresses. You could add or remove layers depending on the temperature and still keep the serene look.
The night of New York Fashion Week’s second day, the rainstorm hit the NYFW crowd hard. While crowds of fashionistas packed the entrance of the tents, I just consulted my AccuWeather MinuteCast app on the smartphone. It told me when the downpour would subside so I could time my sprint to transportation without getting my equipment wet.
I am currently packing to head to London Fashion Week now. My app has already warned me of cool temperatures and more rain. I am packing mini-umbrellas and my most stylish raincoats. Make sure you dress and pack appropriately for your day, and that starts by planning ahead with AccuWeather MinuteCast.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of AccuWeather MinuteCast.
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