The New York Fashion Week has come upon us and we couldn’t be more excited. Taking place in some of the most iconic spaces in the Big Apple such as the New York City Public Library, the sartorial affair is scheduled for September 8 to 13. With veteran designer labels such as Ralph Lauren and Victoria's Secret set to make a come back, new creative directors such as Peter Do of Helmut Lang bringing a fresh perspective to the runway, and Indian designers such as Kanika Goyal, Archana Kochchar, and Falguni Shane Peacock making their mark with a desi touch, there's much we're looking forward to. Here are all the highlights from New York Fashion Week so far.
September 13: Day 6
The sixth day of the New York Fashion Week started with Indonesia Now bringing back the boho-chic look with a collection that featured floral and flowy pieces. It was followed by designer Chuks Collins giving high-end fashion his own unique twist with bold semiformal looks. There was also Frederick Anderson whose bold evening-wear collection looked perfect for a glamourous night out.
The collection by Indian designer Bibhu Mohapatra made all the right noises as she gave streetwear a vibrant twist with warm hues and chic dresses.
September 12: Day 5
Day five at the New York Fashion Week kicked off with a stunning showcase by Indian-American designer Naeem Khan. The Spring '24 collection was an ode to India and reflected the coming together of traditional Indian craftsmanship and contemporary sensibilities. In complete contrast to the vibrant regal collection presented by Khan, Brandon Maxwell's collection was replete with classic tones and experimental silhouettes.
Concept Korea's collection was all things minimalistic, utilitarian, and chic with neutral colours and everyday-wear ensembles. Other designers and labels included Kozaburo, Bichme Cromartie, and Bach Mai.
But our top pick would definitely be the collection presented by designer Pamella Roland. Inspired by a visit to Morocco, the collection was brimming with intricate embroidery, a vibrant colour palette, and couture-esque silhouettes.
September 11: Day 4
It was a fantastic fourth day at the New York Fashion Week, with designers such as Michael Kors, Altuzarra, and Falguni and Shane Peacock presenting their stylish collections. The Michael Kors collection, showcased in a waterfront runway show, was the designer's tribute to his late mother. It included minidresses, chiffon sundresses, and a lot of styles in cotton, cashmere crochet, and lace.
The show also saw the gorgeous Blake Lively in a plunging gold jumpsuit and disco curls in attendance.
Altuzarra, on the other hand, chose all things dark for their Spring 2024 collection which, according to the show notes, was infused with "suspense, unexpected details, and psychological intrigue". Every season, the brand leaves a book on every attendee's seat, and this time it was the horror novel, Rosemary's Baby. The collection was a mix of crinkled satin, undone seams, uneven polka dots, bleached denim, and inky prints.
Indian designers Falguni and Shane Peacock showcased stunning wedding wear fits for brides who want to make a statement.
September 10: Day 3
The third day at New York Fashion Week witnessed sartorial elegance at its best with Jason Wu's Fall '23 collection that paid homage to timeless silhouettes, embellishments, and classic tones. American designer Christian Siriano celebrated the brand's 15th anniversary with a stunning display of ensembles, experimenting with bold cuts and silhouettes. Known for her vibrant prints, Ulla Johnson's collection stayed true to its aesthetic and displayed a range of psychedelic prints and vibrant tones. Indian designer Kanika Goyal also showcased her Fall collection, which was all things chic, experimental, and elegant.
September 9: Day 2
Proenza Schouler's Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez presented their Spring/Summer 2024 collection on the second day that featured low-slung trousers, sheer gauzy layers, open-back knits, near-Grecian dresses, and skirts.
The big news however was the brand launching their first-ever monogram. After an estimated 9,000 iterations, the final logo has two Ps that make an S.
Add to that, there was the collection by Palomo Spain that was a mixture of elegant, flowing dresses and cropped midriff sets. Libertine's collection had patterned squares as its key motif.
The day also witnessed Indian fashion designer Archana Kochhar give the event a desi touch with her Fall 2023 Collection.
September 8: Day 1
September 8 marked the official beginning of the New York Fashion Week and had much to look forward to. Peter Do, creative director of the New York-based fashion house Helmut Lang, showcased his very first collection for the label. Known for its minimalistic style, the collection was promising with its timeless silhouettes and colour palettes. Terrence Zhou of Bad Binch Tong Tong and Nepalese-American designer Prabal Gurung, also presented their collections on the runway.
The highlight of the day was Fashion designer Ralph Lauren making a grand return to the New York Fashion Week after four long years. Most of the collections were a reflection of what Lauren has been inspired by over the years. There was everything from white and striped button-down shirts, printed blazers with matching jeans, pinstripe suits, to washed-out maxi skirts with decadent denim corset pairings. The best was saved for the last as supermodel Christy Turlington closed the runway, wearing a gold lamé, one-shoulder gown.
While the official soiree of ramp walks and new collection began on September 8, the lead up to the fashion week was just as glamourous and exciting. From Victoria’s Secret marking its return to the runway and an unforeseen interruption at the Coach runway—here are all the pre-show highlights.
Days before the official start of the fashion week, the city already seemed to be celebrating design, craft and fashion with its many parties and preview collections. The American multi-brand retailer J Crew celebrated 40 years of its inception at lower Manhattan’s Pier 17. The party was attended by Jodie Turner-Smith, Jasmine Tookes, and Joan Small looking their absolute best. Another significant event of the day was marked by veteran supermodel Naomi Campbell’s debut creative collaboration with Pretty Little Thing. The collection was co-designed by her, Victor Anate, and Edwin Thompson. Campbell even did a solo walk to present the collection.
The day after that, the luxury lingerie brand, Victoria’s Secret that has been making it to the headlines all-too-often in the recent past also marked its return with their show The Tour ’23 along with a glamorous party that was attended by the likes of icons within and beyond the fashion world. These included Priyanka Chopra, Gigi Hadid, Taylor Hill, Emily Ratajkowski, and Naomi Campbell among many others.
On Thursday evening, Stuart Vevers celebrated 10 years as creative director of Coach with the brand’s Spring 2024 Ready To Wear fashion show at the New York City Public Library. However, the show was interrupted by a group of PETA supporters protesting against the use of animal leather in Coach products. The protestors were seen walking the runway, covered in body paint with the words “Coach Leather Kills’, painted across their body.