Highlights from NYFW 2016
What's NYFW without dozens of models descending on Manhattan, "KenGi" mania and yet another oddly executed Yeezy show? Keep scrolling for MODA's top ten highlights from this year's star-studded and headline making New York Fashion Week.
1 - Harper's Bazaar Icons Party Heralds NYFW 2016
Carine Roitfeld, Global Fashion Director for Harper's Bazaar, kicked off NYFW with the go-to party of fashion week. Katy Perry, Alexa Chung, Emily Ratajkowski and countless other celebrities flocked to the Plaza, outfitted in haute couture and all the latest styles of the season to celebrate ICONS by Carine Roitfeld. Harper's Bazaar September issue cover stars Kimye were also in attendance, with Kanye performing select songs from his Life of Pablo album (and ranting about the negative reception to his Yeezy Season 4 show the day prior).
2 - Thakoon presents against the backdrop of the East River
A designer best known for romantic leanings in his designs surprised guests this week at his SS17 unveiling, sending models out in dark, lacy evening wear that paid homage to the ever popular 90s, (which appears to be trending based off the number of chokers, slip dresses and Converse sneakers crowding the streets this summer). Thakoon's smart utilization of technology was a definite standout this fashion week–in addition to adopting the shop-now-buy-now model, the show's guests also had access to exclusive content, footage and product details from the brand to solidify the collection's staying power.
3 - Tommy x Gigi
Model and muse to Tommy Hilfiger, Gigi Hadid, recently took her turn as guest designer this season, debuting an exclusive ready to wear collection for the brand earlier this week. The collection was playful and paid homage to the quintessential Tommy aesthetic, drawing inspiration in nautical, sporty themes. The show took place on Pier 16, with makeshift carnival decorations illuminating the celebrity filled front row; guests included most of the Hadid clan, Taylor Swift, Martha Hunt and Anna Wintour, to name a few. Watch the full show and shop the collection here.
4 - Kendall and Kylie Take New York
Pals of Gigi, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, also made their designer debuts at NYFW this fall. When the sisters weren't making appearances at Kanye's Saint Pablo tour or watching models pass out from heatstroke at his Yeezy Season 4 fashion show, they were busy promoting their own Kendall + Kylie fashion brand. The debut party took place in the sleek Samsung 837 space and featured DJ performances from friends and in-house monogramming of Kendall + Kylie accessories. The sisters cited their own personal style as the inspiration behind this season's capsule collection.
5 - Alexander Wang debuts Adidas Originals collab
Interspersed amongst Wang's California cool, beach-inspired looks debuted his first collaboration with Adidas. A year in the making, Wang's interpretation of the sportswear brand combined his boundary-pushing street style inspired aesthetic with athletic wear, sending everything from neon, drawstring shorts to oversized tees with inverted Adidas logos down the runway. Later that night show-goers (which included everyone from Madonna to Kylie Jenner and Tyga) flocked to one of Wang's legendary #WangFest afterparties, which featured abandoned, spray painted cars, an Adidas pop up shop and catering by McDonalds and 7Eleven.
6 - Vogue's With Her
Politics and fashion lovers alike rallied earlier this week to attend a Hillary Clinton campaign fundraiser hosted by Anna Wintour and Clinton aide, Huma Abedin. Fifteen New York based designers including Diane von Furstenburg, Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs and Tory Burch presented campaign inspired merchandise, all of which is purchasable off of the Hillary Clinton website. Live performances from Demi Lovato, a step team, ballerinas and a marching band also contributed to the energy filled showcase. Watch the full fashion show here.
7 - Guests wine and dine at Tom Ford
NYFW was off to a classy start at Tom Ford's Fall 2016 show, which took place at the Four Seasons Restaurant and whose star studded guest list included none other than Julianne Moore, Neil Patrick Harris, Uma Thurman, Zayn Malik, Naomi Campbell and Karlie Kloss (to name a few). After the presentation concluded, which heavily showcased Ford's signature, sultry evening wear gowns, soul singer Leon Bridges took to the stage to serenade guests as they dined. Watch the show here.
8 - Altuzarra throws a print party
Spring/Summer 2016 at Altuzarra was all about prints and texture, with everything from baby blue gingham to ruffled sweaters with embroidered cherries and striped pencil skirts imbuing the collection with a shock of playfulness. Fall may be just around the corner, but Altuzarra's richly colorful collection, which was inspired by old movies, has us already nostalgic for those first signs of spring. Watch the show here.
9 - Ralph Lauren takes to the streets
The quintessential American brand blocked off Madison Avenue for its latest collection, with a large tent bordering one of the brand's brick and mortar storefronts to debut Lauren's classic take on casual wear, women's suiting and slinky evening dresses. "How high up in the city hierarchy did Mr. Lauren have to go to get the avenue closed? (Or at least half of it; one lane was still open for traffic.) 'To God,' he said" (New York Times).
10 - Marc Jacobs leaves guests starry eyed
Pastel frocks, swaths of sheer fabric and shortened skirts tromped down the Marc Jacobs runway the other night, with models navigating the elevated runway amidst smoke machines and dangling string lights in sky high platform wedges and rainbow colored dreads. The eclectic collection was a fitting close to NYFW, with models of the moment Kendall Jenner, the Hadid sisters, Karlie Kloss, Adriana Lima and a handful of other Victorias Secret angels filing down the runway in Jacobs girly yet edgy interpretation of spring/summer wear. Explore the statement-making collection here.
Happy Fashion Week, see you all in Europe!
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