All Things Mochi founder, Ayah Tabari, has always been a step ahead of the game. Inspired by a country, each contemporary collection is handcrafted by local artisans using traditional methods of embroidery. For Spring 2018, Mochi looks to Mexico. Vogue.me speaks with the DDFC/Vogue Fashion Prize 2016 nominee to bring you a closer look of the Mochi Mexico collection.
What is the first thing you did when you arrived in New York?
Eat! We went to Tacomi, my favorite Mexican restaurant. It was so good and authentic. It got me in the mood for the presentation today. I am such a foody at heart and NYC has the best food offerings.
What is the biggest challenge you are facing going into your NYFW show?
I think it is always quite daunting arranging an event in a city you don’t know that well, just sourcing the things you need when you’re not familiar with the right places to go can be a lengthy process. I had a vision as to how I wanted the presentation to look and didn’t stop until we found everything.
What can we expect at today’s show?
Lots of color, piñatas, and a few surprises – I don’t want to say too much but it’s going to be super fun.
We have some of our key retailers in this city and so I want to make sure I support them with exposure. I also love this city – there is such a buzz around fashion week, which I love. It has always been a dream of mine to show here.