Suit up head to toe in your trendiest garb and prepare to take notes, as it’s that time of year again. New York Fashion Week has made its grand debut with an over-the-top array of fashion-filled runway shows from some high-end designer notables, like Yigal Azrouël, Monique Lhuillier, and Marchesa.
Now through February 18, sit tight for this week’s revelations of fall/winter trends and, as always, watch out for the show’s recurrent wow factor as the designers go exuberantly over the top – all in the name of high fashion.
Kanye West debuted the third line (or “season”) for his eponymous design house, Yeezy, with his faithful posse of Kardashian-Jenners front row cheering him on. Clad in Balmain, the family looked utterly chic in an all-nude color palette complete with bedazzles and furs. West also live-streamed the event on Tidal and debuted songs off his new album, The Life of Pablo, to much fanfare.
Designer Gabriela Hearst (married to a grandson of William Randolph Hearst) took viewers backstage to witness her delicate and elegant line of wears. As a signature to her pieces, Hearst stitches the lining of her clothing with morse code to spell out “Love.”
Meanwhile, Kate Spade made her show one to remember. Models sported the chic designer’s styles while lined up on a rotating circular stage under a tasteful chandelier. Russian-style hats and tuxedo tops stood out to curious Spade enthusiasts.
Backstage, Adam Selman put on an eye-catching show (and yes, we are partially referring to the model’s thickly shaded eyelids). Sought after by A-listers like Rihanna, Selman impressed with a hardcore edge to a dark clothing line. The designer admitted to being obsessed with both the hit Netflix show Making a Murderer and the late David Bowie.
After a 15-year hiatus, Joseph Abboud made a grand return to the runway with his sought-after men’s collection. His wears comprised distressed wool and washed velvets. Reminiscent of an American Savile Row, the line screamed supreme tailoring. Kudos to Abboud.
So far, it has been a nearly flawless lineup with (fingers crossed) very few fashion faux pas. Whether you enjoy the talented designers, celebrity turnout, or post-show coverage, there is plenty to look forward to in this week’s revelries. More importantly, the week has been a haven for break-through trends. In what seems like a New York minute, fashion week is off and in full gear.