#NYFW Highlights / NewbarK
Just beyond the vibrant modern art at Chelsea’s Paul Kasmin Gallery, the stylist-turned-designer sisters, Maryam and Marjan Malakpour of NewbarK presented their collection of shoes and bags there last night. It was a cool modern black and white color story with just a touch of red, which seemed to suit its stark setting perfectly.
The backdrop to the collection was a complementary black and white film created by the sisters and in collaboration with director Laurence Dunmore, titled In Wonderland. Guests of the preview must have taken note, as they also followed suit with black and white looks, including one of the Malakpour sisters that was striking in a bold black and white Marc Jacobs dress.
It was great to see the talents on multiple mediums integrated—but the reason most of us were there was to view the new collection. It was is a sophisticated expansion on their previous designs, which I previously told you these were designers to watch. Now they will be sure to catch the attention of editors, bloggers and fashionistas everywhere.
As a stylist that needs not only something fashionable but also comfortable on my feet, I would wear pretty much every shoe in the collection. The boot covers and fanny-pack-belt-change-purse design were intriguing as well, but NewbarK will remain the go-to shoes for those who seek both fashion and comfort.