New york fashion week 2017: shows, designers, live stream

New York Fashion Week came in like a lion with Raf Simons’s Calvin Klein debut and went out like a lamb after eight days of understated collections heavy on wardrobe essentials, outerwear, and corporate power nguồn suits. Lest that paint a boring picture of New York’s flagship fashion event, there were some big moments that the fashion crowd buzzed about as they moved on khổng lồ London. We’re reflecting on those here while we wait for LFW pictures lớn come streaming in.

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1. Raf Simons’s Calvin Klein Debut Starts NYFW on a High NoteRaf Simons’s first fashion show for Calvin Klein might just be the most anticipated fashion-world sự kiện since the Battle of Versailles. That surely put a lot of pressure on the Belgian import & his close-knit team of creative partners including ông xã creative director Pieter Mulier & artist Sterling Ruby. They handled it well, presenting a collection at ông xã HQ of artsy-yet-wearable pieces that ranged from the strange—see that vinyl-covered yellow faux-fur coat—to the practical—hello, kiểm tra blazers and roomy jeans—under a Ruby installation comprised of thành phố new york City detritus hanging from the ceiling. If the show itself put people in a good mood, the after-party, which culminated with Simons giving a brief thank-you speech at 3:00 a.m., only bettered it.


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2. Political Statements Lurked Around Every CornerTo recap every instance of politicking on the NYFW runways this season could take days. Instead, let’s talk about the memorable examples. In the direct category were Public School’s “Make America New York” caps, Prabal Gurung’s political tees, & the founders of the Women’s March speaking (and dancing) at Mara Hoffman. LRS printed “No Ban, No Wall” on the bum of a pair of knickers. The CFDA made Planned Parenthood pins and then pledged to lớn donate $5 for every photo hash tagged with #istandwithpp. & in his signature fearless fashion Jeremy Scott sent out a collection inspired by idol worship that warned of the dangers of blind faith while simultaneously serving up tees that read Sex is Cute. In the hurricane of sloganeering this season, that’s one tee we’d like to wear for years lớn come.


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3. Before NYFW, Fashion Went WestIf there was any doubt that Los Angeles is fast becoming the go-to spot for the fashion crowd, Tommy Hilfiger & Rachel Comey’s West Coast shows should clear it up. Held in the days leading up to NYFW, just as Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent blowout was one year ago, these celebrity-filled extravaganzas served lớn reinforce the thành phố of Angels’s status as a major contender on the international scene—and to lớn increase the number of days in fashion month.


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Photo: Getty Images4. Celebrity Spotting Reached New Heights in the Front RowWhoever said NYFW was lacking in star wattage might want to kiểm tra the A-list front rows this season for clarification. The week started off with Julianne Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow, Millie Bobby Brown, a trio of Moonlight actors, and A$AP Rocky at Calvin Klein, và continued with Huma Abedin at Prabal Gurung và Chelsea Clinton at Tanya Taylor. Philipp Plein’s show made FROW headlines for having both Madonna và Tiffany Trump in the same room.

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Photo: Indigital.tv5. Diversity of Ethnicity, Age, and size Finally Arrived on the CatwalkAfter much hand-wringing, it seems new york designers are finally catching on to lớn the concept of diversity. Brands from Chromat lớn Coach 1941 lớn Marc Jacobs sent out models of all ethnicities, genders, và backgrounds. At The Row, the Olsens used legendary models of all ages, a statement echoed later in the week at Michael Kors. Let’s see if this acceptance continues into the European shows.


6. You Will Never Escape SupremeDespite more than 200 runway shows and presentations this week, the brand everyone was talking about was Supreme. Prices leaked for its Louis Vuitton collab—start saving!—and the label launched its Spring 2017 collection online, Barack Obama prints & a Sade tee, included. There’s also the essentially confirmed rumor that a Lacoste collab is in the works & a soon-to-be-released Supreme metro card that hype beasts cannot wait to start swiping. How long until the streetwear brand starts staging its own fashion shows?


Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com7. Bjarne Melgaard Started the Great NYFW GiveawaySomewhere between all the parties, shows, và endless hours on the subway was artist Bjarne Melgaard’s epic giveaway. The artist dumped more than $500,000 worth of his own clothing, including Comme des Garçons và Helmut Lang pieces, allowing guests 10 minutes lớn scoop up as much merch as they could get their hands on for free. Look for it in our London street style slideshow.


Photo: Getty Images8. It Smelled lượt thích Team Spirit at NYFWCollectives are officially a thing. New york upstart Vaquera, once the solo project of Patric DiCaprio, is now a four-person team, as is the on-the-rise anonymous brand Society 8. Chromat’s Becca McCharen-Tran brought out her whole design team for a group bow, và Raf Simons took a lap with ck creative director Pieter Mulier.


Photo: Getty Images9. Hillary Made an End-of-Week AppearanceWhile daughter Chelsea attended a show, Hillary Clinton appeared at the kết thúc of new york Fashion Week to help reveal the USPS’s new Oscar de la Renta stamps. She made a fashionable statement of her own, wearing a bright pink blazer and gold necklace, though the most memorable part of her appearance might be when she encouraged listeners khổng lồ heed the Constitution, calling it, “something we should all read & reread in today’s times.” Amen, Madame Secretary.