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The Bowery was crawling with everything out-of-the-ordinary as the most eclectic New Yorkers closed out fashion week at Patricia Field Boutique. From gold-encrusted corsets to neon mohawks and animals as accessories, the creative and androgynous style of the guests honored NYU alumna and “Sex and the City” stylist Patricia Field’s iconic aesthetic. Even though New York Fashion Week is all about highlighting this city’s style scene, Patricia Field did things a little differently this season with an event that was in celebration of the boutique’s California designers.
The latest pieces from designers Rikvilla, Dimpiece LA, Hologram City, Jonathan Burdine, Adeen and Joseph Anthony were on display throughout two crowded floors of the Bowery boutique. With loud music in the background, party guests danced around mannequins in mesh and feathered headpieces while others browsed translucent vests, endless rhinestone accessories, racks of patterned sweatpants and shelves of tube socks with expressions like Nerd or Gay embroidered on the front. One boutique staff member at the register wore a tight leather dress with a long sheer train paired with platform lace-ups, all from the store. His co-worker rocked a pair of light-up neon animal ears that were also for sale.
Accessories for the head seemed to be a hot item, from wigs to tiaras to hats, and Patricia Field boutique offers plenty of decorative options. One section of the store is devoted to rows of embellished snap back caps, featuring expressions like YUCK or XXX.
The event also introduced attendees to the products of professional makeup artist and esthetician Roxanne Rizzo, who has worked on hit TV shows and movies including “Bad Boys 2” and “Ugly Betty.” As she continues to develop her craft, Rizzo is influenced by her extensive travels in Japan.
Rod Stewart, who has been spotted at Patricia Field presentations in the past, made an appearance at the event, sporting a gray plaid blazer over a white v-neck and bright red pants.
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