Blizzards may have struck the streets of New York City full time, but NYFW was still in full swing. From Jason Wu's glamorously revamped vision for his brand's 10th anniversary, to Raf Simon's debut collection at the helm of Calvin Klein, keep reading for our fashion week highlights.
Tommy x Gigi Season 2
Of all places, NYFW was off to a running start in Los Angeles this season. Tommy Hilfiger and Gigi Hadid's latest collaboration (nearly sold out online by this point!) was an ode to the quintessential California girl, featuring oversized sweatshirts, festival-ready sundresses and slouchy boyfriend jeans emblazoned with Cali-girl inspired patches. Apart from the star-studded front row and Fergie's concert at the close of the show, the real highlight of the night was undoubtedly Gigi's washboard abs.
Raf Simons debuts at Calvin Klein
Raf Simons' first collection for Calvin Klein is arguably what most (if not all) fashion industry players have been eagerly waiting for this season. In his new role at CK, Simons has been granted complete creative control, from his sleek rebranding of the classic American label to his androgynous debut collection. Through these changes, the designer appears to be replacing the brand's sex-infused era of shirtless Justin Bieber and Marky Mark imagery with a more subverted and nuanced sensuality.
A decade's worth of style at Jason Wu
If any young American designer can be hailed as a true arbiter of classic dressing and feminine taste, it's Jason Wu. From season to season, Wu consistently refines the female form through his sleek tailoring, eye for detail and simultaneously effortless yet streamlined aesthetic. This season, Wu celebrated the ten year anniversary of his namesake brand with an intimate, salon-styling showing, sending fresh, athletic-minded looks down the runway.
#NoAfterParty at Alexander Wang
Staying true to form, Alexander Wang brought the after party to his guests this season. With rave music pulsating through an old theater in Harlem, Wang's goth muses stomped down the stage/runway as guests cheered and co-mingled below. Afterwards, models were invited to party and sip from red solo cups amongst the crowd with "No After Party" emblazoned across tees and tights, closing the night with another one of Wang's legendary NYFW (and NSFW) parties.
Ralph Lauren's orchid oasis
Ralph Lauren's resplendent see-now, buy-now collection debuted against the flower filled backdrop of his flagship store in NYC. Floor grazing silk slips and streamlined suits took to the catwalk, donned by fashion favorites like Kendall Jenner, Taylor Hill and Victoria's Secret newcomer, Grace Elizabeth. For anyone curious about the latest staples of their fall/winter wardrobe, Lauren found his answer in an expansive palette of neutrals, with choice cutouts and light layering.
Marc Jacobs closes NYFW, sans social media
Perhaps guests were shocked to find themselves at Marc Jacobs' latest show, watching his FW17 collection file down the runway in relative silence, without the ability to document the entire event on their iPhones. The lack of music and Instagram posting was replaced by the bustling sounds of the city as models proceeded to their seats outside, against the the sound of cars honking and the shutter of cameras that awaited. In a reversal of roles, models slyly eyed and snapped photos of Jacobs' star studded guest list once attendees exited the building, where the social media ban was lifted.