Tom Ford made a glorious comeback to New York City with a handful of elements in his recipe for success as he kickstarted the week: A celeb-strong FROW, a stunning cast for the runway (Mica Argañaraz, Binx Walton, Marjan Jonkman etc), and not forgetting—’90s-inspired power women clothing that were equal parts glamorous and head-turning, with a dash of sex appeal, of course.
Alexander Wang threw a #WangFest in a dead-end street in the middle of Brooklyn on a Saturday night, with a bus full of models (and Wang himself) rounding two major spots in Manhattan for surprise pop-up fashion shows before arriving. Cindy Crawford’s 16-year old mini-me Kaia Gerber then opened the third and final show, which lasted five entire minutes before the streets transformed to the location for the afterparty.
Extreme sports was what Rihanna had in mind when she planned the set for her Fenty x Puma SS18 show. She enlisted a few stuntsmen to perform jaw-dropping aerial stunts (over pink sand on the runway) on dirt bikes as an opener for the show—alluding to the collection which had major athletic references.
No other brand boasted a diverse cast on the runway quite like Eckhaus Latta. Designers Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta tapped into real life models and non-models for their show in Brooklyn, including a very pregnant Maia Ruth Lee. How’s that for body diversity?
Carolina Herrera was the first to orchestrate a fashion show in the Sculpture Garden of the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan, delivering a vibrant collection inspired by (and perhaps a tribute to) the location.
Ralph Lauren wins the award for Best Show Space for NYFW, combining his love for automobiles and fashion as he hosted his Fall 2017 show inside his garage at Bedford Mills, New York. Models sauntered past a few of the most expensive cars in the world, from a 1938 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic Coupe to a 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Spyder.
Right when we thought that New York Fashion Week might just end with a bang, Marc Jacobs surprised us all with a silent 11-minute show. Models traipsed across the Park Avenue Armory with no soundtrack, letting the clothes steal the show (and it did with oversized silhouettes and razzle-dazzle colours). It wasn’t until the end when an aria provided the adequate and dramatic closing to the show—and to an eventful past week.
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