Three Things We Loved Today: New York Fashion Week Day 6

We're in the thick of New York Fashion Week, and as Shine's senior fashion and beauty editor, I'm ignoring useless, traditional talking points and honing in on three exciting, inspiring things I see each day. Here are the highlights from Day 6:

Marimekko debuts at New York Fashion Week. Photo by Getty Images1. Marimekko's fashion week debut!
As a huge fan of the iconic brand's home décor and accessories, I was stoked to see how their designs would translate to the runway. Before the fashion show, I spoke with the president and CEO, Mika Ihamuotila, about their decision to present. "New York Fashion Week is a platform to tell a story for a wider audience and it's more open to understanding the philosophy of new thinking," said Ilamuotila. "In 1951 when it was established, Marimekko was the world's first lifestyle company. The founder had an idea that she wanted one visual identity for home and fashion, so it's a tradition we'd like to carry. We want to cherish our iconic patterns, but then we have new revolutionary prints and they work together." Designer Noora Niinikosko also weighed in. "We were inspired by interesting ways of abstracting from nature, the colorblocking in the landscapes, and how we can translate them into bold stripey patterns that are very characteristically Marimekko," she said. "We have such diversity in our prints that everybody can find their own way of wearing them." Marimekko is in the process of launching around 20 stores and hopes to also be picked up by select department stores. If the spring collection is any indication, you can expect to see many bold graphic patterns, mod shift dresses, and cheerful Converse collabs.

Marc Jacobs referenced '60s icon Edie Sedgewick. Photo by Getty Images



2. Black and white '60s graphics at Marc Jacobs
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Jacobs turned to Andy Warhol's old muse, Edie Sedgewick, for the inspiration for his spring 21013 collection. The models rocked dramatic side parts, strong eyebrows, and mod eye makeup, which perfectly complimented their graphic patterns and textured ensembles. With all the colors on the runways this season, Marc made me stop and remember the powerful punch of black and white.










I love this guy and his funny outfit. Photo by Joanna Douglas
3. This dude.

I've seen him every season for as far back as I can recall. I have no idea who he is, and he doesn't speak much, but he hangs out in the tents wearing creative head-to-toe patterned outfits every single day. I was particularly into his jacket today, which appeared to be hand painted renderings of handbags. Truly amazing.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's Three Things I Love, and don't forget to follow my daily antics via twitter.com/joannadouglas.

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