Tastemakers: It’s NYFW, What Are Your Fashion Goals This Year?

Designers and entrepreneurs share their 2016 fashion goals.

Suz Somersall, Fashion Designer 

PHOTO: Eric Kelley
Suz Somersall (Photo: Eric Kelley).

“This year I am excited to incorporate a wide range of feminine nostalgia into my outfits. I’m especially enjoying long, silk pleated skirts, sheer pastels, intricate embroidery, lace and pearls. Most of my inspiration comes from Givenchy spring/summer 2016.”

Rebecca Zeijdel-Paz, Jewelry Designer

PHOTO: Courtesy Beck Jewels
Rebecca Zeijdel-Paz (Photo: Courtesy Beck Jewels).

“I’m lusting over all of the flowy dresses seen on the Chloé runway, perfect for travelling and dressing up or down with fun wedges. As for jewelry, I’m most excited about all the beautiful chokers; they are so flattering and work on any neckline!”

Heather Thomson, Entrepreneur, Founder and CCO of Yummie by Heather Thomson

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Designer/TV personality Heather Thomson attends the Housing Works Groundbreaker Awards at Metropolitan Pavilion on April 24, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Housing Works)
Heather Thomson (Photo: Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)

“In 2016 I want to get back to basics. I always make it a point to invest in timeless styles, but I’d love to edit down my closet to pieces that I wear vs. pieces that just hang there.”

Alyssa Campanella, Fashion Blogger and Former Miss USA

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: Alyssa Campanella attends the Monique Lhuillier Fall 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on February 9, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
Alyssa Campanella (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

“My aim is to bring out my bolder side. I tend to stick to simple colors and pieces but I want to expand on that by being more adventurous.”

Andy Chow, Fashion Designer, Doppelstandard

PHOTO: Courtesy Andy Chow
PHOTO: Courtesy Andy Chow

“We should be socially and environmentally conscious now more than ever, that means sharing concern for garment workers in certain countries as well as protecting the earth. Finding green clothing in high-quality, one-of-a-kind vintage will be my style goal this year.”

Aviva Falk Fashion Designer, Viva Aviva

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Merin Roger, Nick Bonham, Aviva Falk, Peter Feld, Ruby Pabla (Photo: SHAUN MADER/PatrickMcMullan.com).

“To wear more caftans, of course! They’re glamorous, endlessly flattering, and best of all, comfortable. Plus, if they’re good enough for Elizabeth Taylor, they’re definitely good enough for me.”

Marc Fisher, Founder of Marc Fisher Footwear

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Marc Fisher, CEO Marc Fisher Footwear attends the 76th Annual Two Ten Footwear Foundation dinner and awards on December 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Two Ten Footwear Foundation)
Marc Fisher, (Photo: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images)

“My goal is to continue to seek the most important trends and translate them into wearable, fashion-forward pieces. I’m looking forward to drawing design inspiration from my global travels and from the women who wear and love my shoes.”

Dennis Basso, Fashion Designer

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Fashion designer Dennis Basso attends the opening of Blaine Halvorson installation "Walk, Don't Run" at NYFW: The Shows NYFW: The Shows HQ at Headquarters on September 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images for IMG)
Dennis Basso (Photo: Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images)

“My style goal is to wear and create fashion that makes you feel and look good. As simple as it sounds, it’s actually a major accomplishment. Design should transform the wearer but not overtake them.”

Dawn Russell, Founder of 8G

PHOTO: Courtesy 8G
Dawn Russell (Photo: Courtesy 8G).

“Fashion was fun when I was in my 20s, exploring, experimenting and adapting with the current trends. To me, style is about defining your own identity, and keeping it real, true and consistent over time, so this is what I will be working on this year.”

Laura Myers Founder & Creative Director of Atea Oceanie

PHOTO: Courtesy of Atea Oceanie
Laura Myers (Photo:: Courtesy Atea Oceanie).

“2016 will be about editing my personal collection and that of the brand to reflect an even clearer aesthetic that remains ‘me.’ This means all Atea mixed with classic Celine knits and canvas shoes, a Gucci cross-body bag. I want to be able to open up my wardrobe and feel a sense of ease and clarity with every piece.” Tastemakers: It’s NYFW, What Are Your Fashion Goals This Year?