Pictures from New York Fashion Week “Strut: The Fashionable Mom Show”
Lagosmums brings you exclusive and direct pictures from the organizers of the First ever Mom Fashion show held at the New York Fashion Week which held on the 16th of February 2012.
Moms walked in the first-ever “Strut: The Fashionable Mom Show,” organized by two of their own at the city’s Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center near Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week’s tents in New York. The Fashionable Mom Show, is all about celebrating real women and making fashion more accessible. One of the organizers, Melissa Gerstein, said she and fellow mom blogger Denise Albert hatched the idea after they got a TV gig and had nothing to wear.
They moms were tall, short, hourglass and your basic size 8. Clothes came from top designers like Tory Burch and Michael Kors, maternity wear from Hatch and A Pea in the Pod.
“I feel amazing,” said mom model Lauren Jimeson, who is 37 weeks pregnant and strutted in a cream cocktail dress with cut-outs on the sleeves. “It’s just a great message that you can be fashionable and still be a mom and still look great and feel great.”
Iman, a mom of two hosted the show and was in a purple lace top and short, pleated skirt by Prabal Gurung. “I’m with my people! People think fashion and moms are at odds, which I don’t think they are,” the supermodel and mogul said backstage. “It’s just our lifestyle is different, yet we hold the purse strings at home and make all the decisions on purchases.”
For so many moms, those purchases are focused on their kids, not themselves, when it comes to clothes. And they live in the moment, which is why the show’s creators made sure all of the looks on the runway are available right now in stores ranging from Bloomingdale’s to T.J. Maxx, rather than six months from now in exclusive boutiques when high fashion’s next season rolls around.
Iman, who has her own cosmetics and accessories company, was recruited for the event by an old friend and fellow mother, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, the fashion director at Lincoln Center and an IMG consultant.
Balancing work life and home life while still looking and feeling good ‘isn’t always easy,’ Winston Wolkoff said. ‘It was important to make this different than what Fashion Week is usually about.’
So what does Iman wear to the bank, the playground, a night out with hubby David Bowie?
‘I may start with a suit in the morning, then a legging,’ she said.
‘The important thing is we need a wardrobe that can change from playground to office to a night out. We still care about fashion.’
visit Strut:The Fashionable Mom Show for more about the fashion show organizers