Missed all the New York Fashion Week coverage? Here’s what you need to know.
Kate Spade New York brought change to the catwalk
For the first time ever invited actresses, influencers and models – across a range of body types and ages – to walk the show and unveil the Spring 2020 collection. For her fifth collection as creative director, Nicola Glass was inspired by a city safari, translating into timeless travel-inspired silhouettes in ultra-feminine fabrics, prints and colours.
DKNY turned 30 in style
What better time than New York Fashion Week to celebrate your 30th birthday? The guest list was as extra as you’d expect, with Cara Delevingne, Suki Waterhouse, Kendall Jenner and Ashley Benson joining Donna Karan herself to party the night away to a set by the Martinez Brothers. Campaign star Halsey also performed.
Zendaya and Tommy Hilfiger proved the 70s are still the coolest style decade
The second collaboration between the actor and the designer remained inspired by the 70s, and what a good thing it was. There were a lot of tailored pieces and feminine shapes, in luxe fabrics such as vinyl, velour and silks. Statement pieces included pussy bow blouses and snake print suits. Gorgeous.
Longchamp brought two decades and cultures together
Like last season, Longchamp showed in New York and as such incorporating a bit of US culture into its French DNA. Creative director Sophie Delafontaine married two different decades for her collection, mixing the maximalism and feminism of the 70s with the minimalism and sportiness of the 90s. The result was colourful, paired back and oh so chic.
Michael Kors was inspired by America
All-American optimism was the theme of Michael Kors’ Spring 2020 runway show. ‘I am a native New Yorker and I wanted this show to highlight the strength and optimism and can-do attitude of our city,’ said Michael Kors. ‘The collection explores the balance of pragmatism and charm and power and romance that is at the core of American fashion. It is a celebration of the diversity of American style and beauty.’
Ralph Lauren harked back to the Great Gatsby
There were tuxedos, velvet jackets and satin gowns galore, as modelled by Gigi and Bella Hadid and their fellow Gatsby-dressed models. The show was followed by a Janelle Monae performance.
Rag & Bone returned after three years away
rag & bone unveiled a new concept to celebrate its return to New York Fashion Week, with a showcase of the brand’s spring/summer 2020 collection. The decommissioned stock exchange trading floor at Skylight on Vesey, provided an iconic New York backdrop for an experience that furthers the brands focus on challenging the status quo.