ICYMI: Here's Everything That Went Down At New York Fashion Week
It’s not a contest — but Rihanna won.
This week’s New York Fashion Week was a whirlwind of glitter, denim and primary colors. It was easy to miss some of the best presentations due to the hectic schedule and extremely crowded venues. Fashion week favorite Kanye West didn’t present his YEEZY Season 6 collection, but still there was a lot to see.
We’ve rounded up this week’s best and most interesting moments so you can stay in the know. Peep the highlights below.
KITH Made a Huge Splash Presenting over 100 Looks on the Runway
It was a busy time for Ronnie Fieg, Emily Oberg and the other creative leads over at KITH. The label has been expanding its reaches and doing what it does best — collaborating with its trendy contemporaries. Its presentation was an ambitious display of group work showcasing collaborations with adidas, Champion, Nike and Off-White™, just to name a few. The New York crowd was enthralled by the new age streetwar that walked the runway and it didn’t hurt that industry heavyweights like Virgil Abloh and LeBron James attended to raise its profile.
Teyana Taylor Owned Every Runway She Walked
Teyana Taylor was always a triple threat, but after this week a fourth talent has emerged. An entertainer all-around, Taylor brought the heat this season leading several presentations including GCDS, The Blonds and most notably Philipp Plein. Sporting a blonde bob, the R&B songstress stretched and vogued down Plein’s catwalk with a live soundtrack from Future. All eyes were on not only her killer body, but also effortless moves that had us all reconsidering her career of choice. It is clear that she came to dominate this week.
Rihanna Took Over NYC With Her Fenty Beauty Launch and PUMA Show
If you thought you saw Rihanna everywhere this week, it’s because she was everywhere. The Bajan Bad Gal took things into overdrive debuting her Fenty Beauty brand globally and also presenting her next season of apparel with PUMA. Fans clamored for the Fenty Beauty products after learning that it would hold over 40 foundations colors for women of all tones. This momentum carried over to her Fenty PUMA presentation which was a delicious clash of motocross and surfwear that only her mind could produce. The presentation was somewhat of a circus of course, with pink sand dunes displayed on the runway and professional BMX riders performing tricks right in front of the crowd. All we can say is brava, Rihanna, brava.
Public School Debuted a New Jordan Brand Boot
Public School set up a shop in Chinatown to debut its collection as well its newest collaboration with Jordan Brand. To match the earthy palette of the range, the women-exclusive boots arrive in a solid black with white midsole for a pop. Attendees were not expecting this release, which made its appearance even better. We luckily got a chance to preview the collaboration before it hit the catwalk.
Shayne Oliver’s First Show With Helmut Lang Was a Wild Success
When Shayne Oliver announced that Hood By Air would be going on hiatus, the streetwear community was saddened. The New York designer put his brainchild on hold to accept duties as the lead of Helmut Lang and this week we found it was for good reason. His debut presentation with the Austrian fashion house was infused with character and vision that demonstrates his growth in such a short time. The line was infused with BDSM, sex and all of the things we love Oliver for. Following the show, the brand released a merch range that is stamped with the label’s new branding. His time spent away was well invested.
We Met the New Class of It-Models
Each season, designers seize the chance to introduce the world to fresh faces. Though the industry has a history of discrimination, the diverse beauty seen this year was encouraging. Models like Dilone, Duckie Thot, and Slick Woods brought a new flavor to the runway that the cameras and attendees loved. Legacy model Kaia Gerber led Alexander Wang’s presentation, formally presenting herself as a force of the next generation.
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