NYFW: Over-the-top sleeves are trendy, but perilous


Don't step on Dalia Drake's sleeves!

Okay, it's not easy to stay away from your 5-foot long arms that sweep the floor.

"Just walking from one room to another, I have to touch people and say:" Hey, hey, excuse me, you're in my clothes & # 39; "the stylist and creative director told The Post at the show Sunday Chromat

Dalia Drake (right) in NYFW.
Dalia Drake (right) in NYFW.Alev Thayer

“Some people laugh. . . Others look back and say: & # 39; Oh, you're so annoying, you're wearing a great outfit in the middle of a little Fashion Week show & # 39; "says the trend brand, which borrowed its Brooklyn pink satin set. designer Taylor Goldenberg.

Bad luck for those who hate: sleeves that attract attention are everywhere in New York Fashion Week, from the viewer's arms to the designers' catwalks (both Carolina Herrera and LaQuan Smith presented variations on the topic).

"Right now, it's really about the volume of the sleeves, the swollen sleeves and the drama," Alice & Olivia's creative director Stacey Bendet told The Post.

Meanwhile, Goldenberg sees bold sleeves as "an opportunity to add spectacle and / or elegance to any look." He was excited when the king of the red carpet, Billy Porter, modeled his handmade pink pair, created for his senior thesis of RISD and not for sale, in the Emmy portfolio of People magazine last fall.

In a similar vein, singer and songwriter Julie Mintz chooses her sleeves with her sights set on stage.

"They are great for acting," said the artist, who exhibited a Rotate Birger Christensen floral dress with crispy lamb leg sleeves in Chromat.

Of course, making manga statements work requires confidence and a sense of humor, since they can easily pass from fun to farce. In addition, the user must assume certain risks.

Stylist and personal shopper Whitney Olschwanger, whose fingers were obscured by her voluminous Pushbutton trench at the Zimmermann show, advises caution with liquids.

"If you're having coffee and adding milk or sugar, your sleeves will get into coffee," she says. "You have to be very careful."

And then there is the problem with my coat does not fit. In the Palm Angels show, stylist Fatima B. solved it by finishing off her Area sweater with fringed sleeves to the ankle and a swollen vest.

Occasionally, an investment in transportation must be made.

"In fact, we took many more taxis today just because we were exhausted," says Drake, whose friend, stylist Brandon Foster, helped her carry her arm with candy. “We want a car sponsorship. It is in process ".