NYC’s Fashion Week is held in February and September of each year, lasting 7–9 days and generating an estimated $865 million in revenue for the city that never sleeps. It is one of four major fashion weeks in the world, the other three are located in Paris, London, and Milan. Buyers, the press, and public are wowed by extraordinary international fashion collections at numerous venues.
Below we list some of the designers and comment on their most noteworthy trends from this year’s show.
It was all about platform boots at the Marc Jacobs show, some of them were extremely high, yet all were all spectacular! Even Lady Gaga did a lap on the runway sporting a pair of silver sparklers that the hipster crowd will go nuts over. Otherwise, his show had a vintage feel about it, sporting feathers, patches, conservative necklines and muted colors. According to the program, the shows inspiration came from Keiji Haino, a Japanese experimental rock musician known for his interest in “Ma”, a Japanese concept akin to “pause” or “space.”
This show was its typical conservative with definite notes of warm and cool temperatures. Most notable was the use of plaids, lots, and lots of plaid. The models in the show even paired plaid with different plaid patterns. Lauren said he was paying homage to individualistic types, “a woman who dares to be herself. By day, her style is effortless and sophisticated in languid menswear. At night, she transforms herself with the bold spirit of a cool rocker imbued with a modern romanticism.” — Anne Bratskeir
J. Mendel put on a supremely elegant show, starting with each guest finding a black Calla Lily on their chair awaiting their arrival. The models wore dark pinstripes and low ponytails which slowly transitioned into glamorous ball gowns for night.
This show featured a strong mix of bold colors and fabrics with an underlying theme of promoting the strength of women.
There were numerous designers, using the gamut of fabrics, trims, textiles, and colors spanning the palette. Hemlines seemed to be longer, cuts more conservative, and necklines higher. Menswear seemed to be the focus for daytime while more feminine fluidity was featured for nighttime.