|One of the scholarship winners, Jongsuk Park|
|The cocktail reception after party|
|Sass and Bide jacket / My own top / Sass and Bide pants|
Mimco accessories / Zara shoes
Setting my blogger dreams alight, I was invited to attend Elle's Fashion Next runway as a part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York. All ready to be standing in the back with merely a peek at the runway between bodies, I was taken aback to find I was sitting second row behind....brace yourselves, Alexa Chung! Bryan Boy, Erin Wasson and Christina Ricci were also front row before my eyes making the runway itself incredibly difficult to focus on. Elle Magazine gives away 3 scholarships to rising designers with this years contenders from the FIT bringing all they had to the table. NYC's urban style was the inspirational theme behind the collections meaning each designers looks were edgy, clean and chic. This years winners were Jongsuk Park and Tae Kyung Kim with the people's choice scholarship to be announced as voting is still open. After the strong runway and award presentation, guests were treated to a cocktail reception on the David Koch Theatre balcony overlooking Lincoln Center square. Well and truly a night to remember!