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Kai-aakmann SS14, Toubab, and Wherever Magazine

Unisex styles, oversized African-inspired, Parisian-designed jewelry, and new travel magazines. This was my NYFW experience.

Immediately entering the Kai-aakmann SS14 Press Preview, I was bombarded with models lined up in modernized athletic-meets-chic looks. From sheer bombers and oversized shorts for women and fitted crew neck sweaters and cropped trousers for men, all styles can definitely be seen on both sexes. How perfectly economical.  

Next, Toubab Paris Presentation lead me to the Upper East side where I found the exquisite collection by Parisian designer, Maud Villaret. Fabrics, beads, metals, and other unique materials were used to create the masterpiece you can affix on your body as art or as a statement piece at a party. Each piece was designed with African themes in mind; the colors, materials and shape of the necklaces simulated the wild life and bright culture of Africa. 

Last stop, the wherever magazine  launch party, located where other than in the heart of the art scene in New York-- Chelsea. Revising the traditional travel magazine formula of accumulating top lists of the best restaurants, travel dos and don'ts and must-have travel accessories, wherever magazine propagates the truths and ideology behind traveling. The true art form of story-telling lives on with this new travel magazine and each excerpt of wherever's contributors' personal encounters in these foreign countries leave the reader with a new sense of appreciation for traveling. Under-commercialized but ever-so personalized. An innovative take on traveling makes the location for this launch party non other than impeccable. 


Kai-aakmann SS14 Women's Collection

Colors of Spring/Summer 2014.

Kai-aakmann SS14 Men's Collection

Toubab Paris Presentation

[wherever magazine launch party, Leila Heller Gallery] 

Western Elements

Western Elements