New York Fashion Week: Charlotte Ronson Brings Grunge To The Runway

by Christina Garibaldi

Charlotte Ronson gave everyone a flashback at her New York Fashion Week show by mixing her inspiration from the Victorian era with the 1970s. Yet, in true Ronson style, she threw in a little grunge to give it her own personal flare, and what we saw was a youthful look that any girl could pull off. We caught up with Charlotte backstage moments before her Fashion Week show was to begin, and she told us how she came up with her latest looks!

"It actually first started off being more Victorian; lots of light sheer dresses and covered buttons and high necklines," Charlotte said of the inspiration behind her spring line. "It always falls into more of a Boho, '70s feel, but then each season we also add a little more grunge factor and that comes in more with button-downs and pajama pants and patchwork denim and the crop tops and things like that.”

Models hit the runway wearing a natural look, with minimal makeup and their hair pulled into loose ponytails called "second day ponytails," which are supposed to make the models look like they slept in their pony. The natural look of the hair and makeup was reflected in the clothing with a lot of whites, denim and drop-waist dresses, but Charlotte also gave us a pop of color with neons and bright corals. So who is the girl that Charlotte has in mind when coming up with her lines?

“For me, I think I design in some ways for myself," she revealed. "But for the girl that’s working, on the go, day to night, you want stuff that’s easy."

As usual, Charlotte’s sister, Samantha Ronson, was on hand DJing the event, with friends Kelly Osbourne, Whitney Port and Nicky Hilton all sitting in the front row!

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