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Global Glam

As part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, W Hotels presented the fourth season of its exclusive Global Glam Collection at the Box at Lincoln Center. This was the second time that W Hotels has participated in the New York Fashion week lineup and was one of this year’s most anticipated shows. W Hotels’ commissioned 15 designers to create original pieces each reflecting the aesthetics of three new or newly renovated W hotel properties.

The first, the W Taipei Collection, “Nature Electrified,” was inspired by the new W hotel in Taipei, Taiwan, which is opening next week. The hotel’s design incorporates the rural setting of the city, which surrounds its urban city center. Likewise, the collection combined both natural elements with neon-colored accents. Designers featured in the W Taipei collection included Twinkle by Wenlan, Noir, and Deepa Gurnani.
The second collection, inspired by the recently opened W Austin entiteld “Remix and Amplify” gave a nod to Austin’s unofficial slogan of “Keep Austin Weird.” This was reflected in the room, as moving sound bars in bright lighting flickered on the runway. The collection reflected this free-spirit with vintage and bohemian inspired prints and textures that included standout pieces by Eugenia, Myne, Shaesby, and Catherine Nicole.

The third and final collection, the W Mexico City collection dubbed “Masquerade,” was inspired by costumes worn during Dia De Los Muertos, and the lively culture Mexico City. This combination of bright colors and mysterious getups permeate the décor of the W Mexico City, and were thus reflected in the collection with designs by Paola Hernandez, Mara Hoffman, Sibilia and I-Luck.