Sexy Charlie Brown Style: Katty Xiomara at Nolcha NYFW2014
Our first show of the day was designer Katty Xiomara showcasing her Fall/Winter 2014 collection, “Peanuts Played by Katty,” taking her inspiration from America’s classic and lovable cartoon, Charlie Brown.
We arrived an hour before the show to get our backstage fix of where the magic happens. There is a lounge set up behind stage where all are rejuvenating themselves as well as their batteries.
Bloggers are typing away, photographers are editing their images, and models are getting ready for the creative team to prepare them for the exciting show. There was plenty of Smart Water, Zico, Skinny Girl Sparklers, and Pop Chips are provided to keep everyone hydrated and svelte.
The Venezuelan designer shares her inspiration:
I have the notion that I get a lot of influence in many ways and from various places. I like what the past left us subconsciously and I therefore have the tendency to reinvent. Graphic art is also a fundamental premise in my work.
So now it’s 3pm and I take my seat in the front row. The hospitality continues as I’m handed a gift bag cutely wrapped and it sparks my curiosity as to what it could be. It’s a bit heavy which is always a good sign. I’m soon distracted by the vibrant crowd. I love the girl with blue lipstick. Nicely done! And celebrity Jennie Garth is radiant.
The lights flicker and we all know what that means, the show is about to begin. The last of the standing take their seat and start whispering their excitements.
The show starts and out flows a selection of adorable 60’s style and Charlie Brown inspired outfits. Male and female models are rocking designs that include another favorite trend of mine, mustaches. No, the women weren’t sporting facial hair, the mustaches were on the clothes.
Below you’ll find some of my favorites from the collection. (Photos courtesy of Nolchafashionweek.com)