When novelty knitwear brand PH5 invited me to their NYFW presentation, it was a blur of excitement, ticket-buying, outfit-selecting, and food-planning. After a 6-hour train ride, I ended up in the bustling, magical chaos that is New York City — a way too overpacked suitcase in hand and no clue how fashion week works. I crossed my fingers that I wouldn’t embarrass myself too much in the next 24 hours.

I stayed at the vintage-meets-modern Nomo Soho hotel, which is nestled in the heart of the Soho district. It was comfortable, chic, and convenient (not to mention their lemon ricotta pancakes were divine) and I would recommend it to anyone. The street it was on ended up being my #ootd backdrop — I was quite nervous about shooting by myself with a wonky tripod on the streets of Soho, but it ended up being just fine. I guess when it comes to people dressed in weird outfits and taking photos of themselves, New Yorkers have seen just about everything. A man delivering gallons of water even offered to pose with me. Ha!

Now onto the exciting part: the presentation! If you read this post, you’ll know that PH5 strives to push the boundaries of knitwear. You won’t find chunky woollen sweaters or even luxurious cashmere cardigans. Whether it’s hand-stitched neoprene clouds or a swirling scalloped hem, PH5 differentiates itself with playful details and sophisticated techniques — and the FW17 collection did not disappoint.

Showcased in the airy Bortolami Gallery,  the collection was set to a background of larger-than-life white balloons, which I thought complemented the designs perfectly. They added elements of whimsy and absurdity to the otherwise cold, industrial room. And while I feel iffy about the clear boots, the clothes were exquisite. From rainbow-printed jumpsuits to delicately woven pieces that looked more like chiffon than knitwear, my eyes didn’t know where to look first.

For my first NYFW experience, the PH5 presentation was more than what I could’ve hoped for! A big thank you to the PH5 team for inviting me, and a huge congrats to Wei Lin and Mijia Zhang on the beautiful collection. I left New York feeling inspired and recharged (and tired — but it was utterly worth it).


PH5 ruffled turtleneck (similar topshop one here)

PH5 asymmetric knit tank

citizens of humanity liya hi-low hem jeans

& other stories alpaca blend coat

ASOS white heels

matter matters mono deco clutch

photography by yours truly


    • February 16, 2017 / 12:18 am

      Thank you so much Cindy 🙂

  1. Amy Arnold
    February 15, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    So glad you got to go and experience this. Your outfit is perfect and oh so cool.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • February 16, 2017 / 12:18 am

      Thank you so much Amy 🙂

  2. aly
    February 15, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    as always, your posts are tool cool for school! 😀 <3

    • February 16, 2017 / 12:19 am

      Thank you so much Vale! 🙂

    • February 16, 2017 / 6:39 pm

      Thank you Laura! I did – it was overwhelming but a lot of fun 🙂

  3. February 16, 2017 / 2:25 am

    That top you are wearing is so cool! I love the asymmetry! And what a great presentation, there are so many great pieces in that collection!

    • February 16, 2017 / 6:39 pm

      Thank you so much Yuka! It was so cool to see the collection in person 🙂

  4. miri
    February 16, 2017 / 2:37 am

    I think that you did really well for your first NYFW! I love your look and the collage that you made. It is super origila and pretty. Congratulations!! I am glad you had a good time.

    • February 16, 2017 / 6:40 pm

      Thank you so much Miri! Means a lot 🙂

  5. February 16, 2017 / 9:54 am

    Wow, fashion week! I bet it’s so exciting! I so wish to be able to see the energy for myself 😀

    Great outfit and great collection!

    • February 16, 2017 / 6:40 pm

      It was super exciting! Thank you Lola 🙂

  6. February 16, 2017 / 1:59 pm

    Love the pictures and the way you designed them! I know exactly what you mean the first time I did go to NYFW I was sooo too nervous like a little child going to school for the first time :D! It looks like you had an amazing time in the end though 🙂

    xx Nicki

    • February 16, 2017 / 6:40 pm

      Thank you so much Nicki! It’s so hard not to be nervous 😛

  7. February 16, 2017 / 3:35 pm

    I love Ph5! Such a fun brand. you also did an incredible job with the tripod – love the outfit photos 🙂 Hope you had a great NY fashion week! xo


    • February 16, 2017 / 6:41 pm

      Thank you so much Erica 🙂 Means a lot coming from you!

    • February 16, 2017 / 6:41 pm

      Thank you so much Carina!

  8. Liz
    February 16, 2017 / 10:44 pm

    Your outfit looks amazing! And I’m so jealous! I hope you had a great time 🙂


    • February 21, 2017 / 3:49 pm

      Thank you so much Liz! 🙂

  9. February 17, 2017 / 3:32 pm

    Excellent image, you really are!

  10. February 17, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    Your first NYFW experience sounds amazing babe! I hope to be there for fashion week in September this year. Crossing my fingers that I can invites again =) Loving the designer you saw too!

    xoxo Rina

    • February 21, 2017 / 3:50 pm

      Thank you so much Rina! I hope to be there this September as well – maybe we can meet each other then 🙂

  11. February 19, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    The top you’re wearing is so cool! Also adore this little drawing!

    XX from Germany
    Want Get Repeat

    • February 21, 2017 / 3:50 pm

      Thank you so much Jecky 🙂

    • February 21, 2017 / 3:50 pm

      Thank you so much Rachel!