New York Fashion Week 2018 was seven days of non-stop shows, parties and events that we’re still trying to recover from. Juicy Couture held its first runway show and Alexander Wang staged his final NYFW presentation. Newcomers like Millie Bobby Brown sat in the front rows of shows next to the likes of Lil Kim and Raf Simons. Designers teased some exciting styles, that have us rushing for Fall to come.
To round it all up, we chose the five best moments that fashion lovers need to take note. Peep them below and be sure to stay tuned as we head into London Fashion Week.
Alexander Wang’s Final NYFW Show Was a Masterpiece
In January Alexander Wang confirmed that Fall/Winter 2018 would be the last season he presented in New York. This news shocked the industry, and caused the community to flock and see what would be his final showing. As expected, the exit was oh so graceful. Wang reimagined the look of a woman CEO borrowing trends from the ’80s like the power suit and timeless little black dress. These garments were accented with glitter and just a hint of faux fur to insert the label’s glam origins. Each model that walked the catwalk was also styled in collaborative eyewear from Korean imprint Gentle Monster. We don’t want Wang to leave — but he must.
Tracksuits Made a Strong Comeback
Tracksuits are back in a way we never expected. Aside from the ’90s trend taking over the streetwear industry it finally made its way to the runway. The cozy coordinate was front and center in Juicy Couture’s first ever fashion week presentation. Creative director Jamie Mizrahi updated the silhouette with sequins, leopard print and gold brocade to usher it into the new age. Daniëlle Cathari and adidas Originals also presented their own interpretation of the tracksuit updating it with futuristic Three Stripes patterning. Kendall Jenner served as the face of the collection assuring that it will be an unforgettable capsule from the two. We couldn’t be happier that comfort now has a place in high fashion.
Cardi B, Kehlani and Justine Skye Were Our Front Row Favorites
Cardi B returned to New York Fashion Week in a major way. The “Bodak Yellow” rapper sat front row at shows like Marc Jacobs and Christian Siriano. Her most notable appearance was at the Alexander Wang show where she was seated next to Vogue EIC Anna Wintour. California singer-songwriter Kehlani arrived to New York a fashion novice and left a trendsetter. Her looks mixed streetwear and more conservative garments to create a one-of-a-kind style. Justine Skye made appearances at Zadig & Voltaire, Jeremy Scott and made dressed to the nines in a multicolor cardigan and sheer green bodysuit alike.
Kaia Gerber, Dilone & Slick Woods Dominated the Runway
The new generation of it-models had a long week appearing in over ten shows combined. Kaia Gerber walked on the popcorn floors of Calvin Klein, Dilone posed for Zadig & Voltaire‘s presentation, and Slick Woods joined the circus that was Jeremy Scott’s Fall/Winter 2018 show. Off the runway, each made appearances at after-parties and premieres flawlessly dressed by their designer favorites. How they do it — we’ll never know.
Pyer Moss and Chromat Had the Most Diverse Model Casts
Pyer Moss and Chromat casted their shows with representation in mind. Chromat hired models of all shapes, skin tones and heights to sport its futuristic swimwear line. With bold eye looks and even snacks the ladies strutted on the runway celebrating individuality in a way that is not often done. Pyer Moss’ “America, Also” presentation was a beautiful mix of streetwear and athleisure. Designer Kerby Jean-Raymond recruited a gospel choir to sing black empowerment anthems as the models walked the runway. Though the line was womenswear, men were also casted to demonstrate the range.