New York Fashion Week is one of fashion’s most fun weeks of the year. It causes a revision of the way in which many view the fashion industry and makes questions like “is fashion art?” pop-up your mind. Because of its mesmerizing appeal, great talents and trend forecasting power, we’re happy to show you the best of the best. Check out the best of New York Fashion Week below.
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Best of New York Fashion Week
New York Fashion Week of one of the most precious Fashion Weeks of the year and therefore deserves a first place on the list of Fashion Week schedules. It’s the place to be if you’re looking for new trends and over-the-top street style. We’ve listed the best of New York Fashion Week, so you don’t have to.
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Marc Jacobs’ closing show shut New York Fashion Week with a bang. His show formed an ode to the city, with models walking around like pedestrians. We have to discuss his casting, tough. Jacobs is known for his mix of high end models of all kinds, together with celebrities. This time, Miley Cyrus made cameo in a black bra – looking more fierce than ever.
Choreographer Karole Armitage opened the show with a solo performance, after which several dancers followed. Together, they created a true spectacle. At Jacobs, it’s not just about the clothes. He rather likes to entertain his crowd, while telling a story. This time, the story was about New York City back in the days. There was a nod to the ’60s and the some of the city’s fictional characters. Think of a Peter Pan-inspired dress and Bella Hadid looking like Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta created an eclectic mix of familiar silhouettes and surprising layering of divergent fabrics. After the show, they explained that they took fashion elements that used to make them at unease; think of mini dresses and ruffles. They simply wanted to explore how these types of clothing would workout from their perspectives.
And so it went on: there were sequined dresses, there were glitters and a lot of glamour. Not very common for the creative duo. Shapes varied from utterly feminine to boxy and straight. Furthermore, the tailoring was on point. Female models wore some sleek satiny trousers, combined with matching jackets.
The entire collection felt very sleek and accessible. We bet that your Instagram feed will be overloaded by these items within a few months.
Sisters Laura and Kate Mulleavy re-entered New York Fashion Week after a 18-month hiatus. The two creatives usually use films and fiction as the main source of inspiration for their collections. This time, it was the 1992 version of Dracula that caught their attention. Blood red, silvers and black were combined with a dose of goth. However, the gothic part didn’t take the lead.
Furthermore, puffed sleeves and romantic patterns dominated Rodarte’s show. Tropical prints were juxtaposed with darker themes. All of a sudden, things got real dark and gloomy when a model covered in a blue hooded cape entered the stage. Cobweb embellishments and a blood red color invigorated the vibe even more. It felt like a transformation from marauder to prey, perhaps referring to #MeToo.
At the end of the show, the sisters showed a group of gowns, unlike anything they’d done before. It led to a complete story and image of the Rodarte woman: fierce and ready to step up the game.
Khaite has put itself in the spotlight when Katie Holmes wore a matching cashmere cardigan and bra last seasons. Where Catherine Holstein’s label Khaite is known for its cherished items a.k.a. lifewear a.k.a. the perfect basics, she stepped up the game with her Spring/Summer 2020 collection.
And that wasn’t different with this Fall/Winter 2020 collection. Cutout dresses, animal printed mini skirts and edgy high leather boots felt like an adventurous evening out. Holstein created a Rock ‘n’ Role vibe together with some romanticism – the latter was expressed in ruffles, rushes and ribbons. These romantic details have become signature for the brand, together with chunky knits and delicate fabrics. Those delicate fabrics took the lead in this case. We saw a lot of velvet and silk, mainly tied around the neck. Overall, it mainly felt like a modern take on sexiness.
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez – two of the most stylish boys of New York City – created a terrific asymmetrical silhouette for their Fall/Winter 2020 collection. As you may know of their love for sharp edges and lines, this was next level. There were body sculpting dresses and large coats worn off-shoulder. Let’s call them classics with a twist.
Furthermore, they used – just like Mugler would later do at Paris Fashion Week – a lot of leather. We can already conclude that this will be the hot material of the seasons. The striking thing is, however, that sustainability seems to be out of everyone’s minds. Secondhand or upcycled leather isn’t even spoken about.
Besides this, the Proenza Boys know how to create innovative designs and silhouettes and thereby shaping the way in which many of us view fashion. It’s their gift that keeps on giving.
Sander Lak’s venue for the Sies Marjan show was breath-taking. From the 54th floor of a building located Mid-town, the visitors were treated to a 360-degrees view.
On top of this, there was Lak’s Sies Marjan Fall/Winter collection, which topped the view without doubt. The collection was inspired by Rem Koolhaas, a Dutch architect who’s work is currently exhibited at Guggenheim.
The collection consisted of many different materials; wool and silk were among the most dominant ones. A big part of these fabrics were developed by Dutch, Irish and English artisans who live life at a slow pace. Other fabrics were hand-dyed and hand-embellished. Lak is known for his big love of color. Yellow, green, red and metallics took the lead, which again proved Lak’s great imagination and eye for detail.