September is here, and so is fashion month. To kick off the Spring/Summer 2019 shows, New York Fashion Week has brought shows from designers like Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs and Jeremy Scott this year. From exciting runway shows to eye-catching presentations, keeping up with everything going on during the week can be difficult, which is why we’ve compiled all the most important shows, events and happenings – straight from NYFW.
Keep reading below for all the most talked about designers, and don’t miss our exclusive street style snaps while you’re at it.
Rodarte brought a beautiful floral garden to the runway. With dresses in organza, chiffon and more, the show was an out-of-this world, fairytale-like display of beautiful tailoring and design. The show was set on an outdoor catwalk, surrounded by greenery and trees, creating a surreal atmosphere that went perfectly with the pieces. The show saw rain, but that didn’t stop models from rocking vibrant makeup looks and stunning gowns.
For its collection, Tibi brought genderless design and timeless silhouettes. The show included both men and women, attesting to the fact that the label is meant to be unisex and wearable for all. The runway debuted suits in a range of materials and shapes, as well as denim, shirts and sweatshirts – all following a minimal and monochrome color palette. Models sported full suits alongside flip-flops, leaving us already longing for the Spring/Summer 2019 collection to arrive.
Sies Marjan showcased an earthy color palette and minimal silhouettes, and explored a range of materials and textures in the collection. From over-sized knits, to fitted suits and dresses – the range saw Marjan’s unique attention to detail as well as tailoring. Key pieces included cargo-inspired jumpsuits and trousers, as well as nautical striped shirts and jackets perfect for SS19.
Pyer Moss showed in Weeksville, NYC, which has a rich history. It was one of the country’s first free-black communities after slavery was abolished, which inspired the collection. “It got me starting to imagine what the African-American experience would look like without the constant threat of racism,” said designer Jean-Raymond. The runway saw streetwear-inspired pieces, as well as graphic prints, modern suits and eye-catching, painted motifs across. Showcasing both men’s and womenswear, the show followed the theme throughout, and created a strong sense of the underlying inspiration as well as the meaning behind the bold collection.
Christian Siriano brought attendees into his own dream world with a tropical and colorful collection. The show started off with a selection of floral printed dresses and blouses, and transitioned into animal-printed pieces, and lastly into colorful neon pieces that wrapped up the summery range. The pieces played with silhouettes, using both timeless and modern designs to create a fun cohesion throughout the presentation.
Longchamp has gained a lot of attention during the past few months, working with Helmut Lang designer Shayne Oliver as well as tapping Kendall Jenner as the face of the brand, and now showing at NYFW. The label’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection was all about fringe, and debuted a feminine cowboy aesthetic that balanced frilly fabrics with edgy leather and suede. Of course, the presentation also showcased a series of bold purses in a handful of new designs, as well as flowy dresses and more unique pieces.
If one word could describe the Monse show, it would be nautical. Following a color palette of white and navy, the presentation showcased both mens and womenswear, with everything from simple knits to asymmetrical jackets, blazers and dresses. The collection also featured nautical prints of knots and chains, adding an eye-catching element to the otherwise tailor-focused range.
Chromat brought the best energy to New York Fashion Week, showcasing a range of swimwear-inspired pieces on models soaked in water. Body positivity was a huge theme throughout the show, with cancer survivor and amputee Mama Cax strutting down the runway, as well as models of all shapes, sizes and ages. Shirts with the words “Sample Size” also graced the runway, adding to the already strong statement of the Chromat show.
Jeremy Scott is known for his bold and eccentric style, and this time around the show was no different. The designer showcased a bold range in colors of the rainbow, taking inspiration from his younger self. The collection featured hoodies and tees with prints of old polaroids of the designer, as well as pieces emblazoned with the words “Riot,” “Hyper,” “Sex,” “Peace.” The show was a love letter to textures and materials, and eclectic in true Jeremy Scott fashion.
Ralph Lauren embodies the American designer, and this year’s show was a spectacular presentation with over 100 looks. Going back to the brand’s American elegance, the collection was all about dark colors, prints, and layering. The Fall 2018 ready-to-wear range showcased everything from cozy flannels and knits, to military-inspired pieces, as well as outerwear and denim in true Ralph Lauren fashion. The show also saw an A-list crowd with over 200 guests, supporting the designer for his anniversary show.
CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner Telfar Clemens brought his love for music to a helicopter pad in NYC for his latest show. The collection remixed Americana with a modern and contemporary aesthetic, combining geometrical cut-out pieces with edgy denim, jackets and over-sized shirts. The show also saw musical performances throughout, starting off with jazz musician Austin Williamson.
After showing its collection in Paris for the past two seasons, Proenza Schouler returned to New York to showcase its Fall/Winter 2018 ready-to-wear range. With earthy tones, luxury prints as well as layered silhouettes, the new approach showed a new era of the brand. Take a look at our exclusive backstage images from the show to learn more.
Anna Sui’s show was a floral dream, with models like Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid and more strutting down the runway in vibrant, feminine pieces in true Sui fashion. The print extravaganza saw a wide range of colors and silhouettes, from simple flowy dresses to captivating gowns in organza – the show was nothing short of dreamy.
Oscar de la Renta is known for his breath-taking gowns and dresses, often worn by celebrities on the red carpet and at huge events. This time around, the designer didn’t disappoint. Starting off with vacation-inspired pieces in floral patterns and bright colors, the designers pulled inspiration from Morocco and Italy to create gorgeous pieces with a luxury touch. As the show progressed, fluffy gowns in materials like fringe, sequins and crochet paraded down the runway, showing the mixture of casual and nighttime looks.
Stuart Vevers gave Coach 1941 an edgy feel for its Spring/Summer 2019 range, with the collection ranging from feminine dresses to leather jackets and fringe. Textures and layering defined the collection, and the designer even put forth pieces with Disney-graphics – so needless to say the collection was a handful of beautiful looks for the season. With pastel hues as well as contrasting browns and blacks, the range put Coach 1941 on the map.
“More and more as a designer, I’m thinking less about commerciality and coolness and more about authenticity,” said Rio Uribe about his Gypsy Sport collection. With a collection that was almost 99-percent crafted from re-usable materials, the sustainability was showcased throughout the presentation, through re-purposed denim, knits and crochet. Models of all shapes and sizes wore the pieces, all accompanied by plant-inspired styling and nature-esque leaves throughout.
Creative director Raf Simons drew inspiration from Jaws and The Graduate for his SS19 collection – literally. The designer debuted pieces emblazoned with the iconic shark movie cover, as well as graduation caps and gowns, alongside wetsuit-inspired garments and figure-fitted pieces. The show also included Raf’s signature tailoring and unique silhouettes, balancing out the pop-culture references with timeless design.
Marc Jacobs proved that he’s still got what it takes, with a runway show that showcased designs that felt like they were straight out of a fairy tale. From tulle to sheer organza and leather, the collection saw a pastel rainbow of colors throughout, with extravagant and elegant silhouettes highlighting the designer’s unique talent and aesthetic. Models like Adwoa Aboah, Adut Akech and Kaia Gerber graced the runway in Jacobs’ creations, walking down a simple runway that put all the focus on the jaw-dropping creations.
Marking its first-ever appearance at NYFW, cult-status footwear label Buffalo London certainly did not disappoint. Showcasing both new and archival silhouettes, the British brand introduced plenty of new selections for the forthcoming season. As modelled by Asian Doll, this season’s popular animal print trend comes to life on a pair of chunky sneakers. Other notable appearances at the presentation included the Clermont Twins, Justine Biticon, Salem Mitchell and more.
For Vera Wang’s SS19 collection, the designer is inspired by the opulence of Louis XIV’s courtly dress. Playing with an array of different textures such as lace, wool and lurex, the new pieces present a dark interpretation of Versailles’ notorious lavishness. Using exaggerated silhouettes and men’s cotton shirting, a sumptuous mix of garments bring together both historical and contemporary influences.