The 4 Questions of NYFW (Take 2)

Sunday, February 12, 2017
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Designer Oday Shakar made his return to New York Fashion Week on Friday, February 10 at 11 a.m. This season the designer was inspired by the difficulties one overcomes and the idea of creating something beautiful from that. As he puts it “out of the darkness transcends light.”

In this era of Instagram and social media, what purpose do you think runway shows serve?

You know, I didn’t really come from that world. I know designers who have built their business off social media, but that was never my thing. I have always been about the client, so this is new for me, but I am open to different and new things.

Is there anything you would want to change about Fashion Week?

I would go back to Bryant Park. That’s just one of those times we will never get back.

What do you think fashion says about America?

I think it has been really great in the last 30 years to see American designers make a name for themselves. Rather it was Halston or Tom Ford, they really paved the way for young designers like myself to be able to make a mark in the industry. Thank you to them?

So, what’s next for you?

We are looking to expand to the Middle East, Europe…and Asia. Yeah, so pretty much almost everywhere.




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