A fantastic month of fashion is all set to begin in a couple of days, starting with the New York Fashion Week, which is scheduled from September 8 to 13. Prepare for a host of glamorous moments and viral trends, and watch couturiers push the envelope to redefine fashion with their Spring/Summer 2024 collections. Even though the showcase has cut down the number of participating designers from 100 to 70, there’s a lot to be excited about as the big guns including Ralph Lauren, Jason Wu, Michael Kors, and Coach among others will show why they’re the best in the business. Here’s everything you can expect at the upcoming New York Fashion Week.
The opening and closing shows
It’s time for a new dawn at Helmut Lang as its creative director Peter Do is all set to showcase his very first collection for the label as it kicks off the Spring/Summer 2024 edition of the New York Fashion Week on September 8. “I am deeply committed to preserving the legacy of Helmut Lang while also infusing it with my own perspective and creativity. We are excited to open NYFW with an energetic chapter for the House,” said Do in a statement. On the other hand, CFDA 2022 Accessories Designer of the Year recipient, Raul Lopez of Luar (in picture), will close the Week on September 13.
The return of Ralph Lauren and more
Legendary fashion designer, Ralph Lauren will be back for the NYFW show after September 2019. While the details about the collection have been kept under wraps, everyone's just elated to see the icon make a comeback. The fashion event will also see sustainable womenswear designer, Jonathan Cohen return to the ramp (September 9). Rio Uribe’s Gypsy Sport will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a Gitano Island runway on September 11 and Phillip Lim will be back after three years with a show on September 10.
Labels pulling out all the stops to celebrate their milestone moments
This year, a host of designers and labels complete a decade in the industry and we will see one celebration after another throughout the course of the fashion week. Stuart Vevers will celebrate10 years at Coach with a runway show and dinner hosted at the New York City Public Library. Gypsy Sport, too, will celebrate a decade to remember. J Crew will honour its 40th anniversary with a performance by The Strokes, while Christian Siriano will celebrate 15 years. Last, but certainly not the least, Phaidon Press will celebrate its century with a fête co-hosted by Linda Evangelista and Thom Browne, who is set to launch his book next month.
Something special from Victoria’s Secret
After dominating the lingerie industry for over two decades, iconic brand, Victoria’s Secret is rebranding their annual fashion show as The Victoria’s Secret World Tour and the story of this rebranding in the form of a documentary is set to release on September 6 on Amazon Prime. At NYFW, the brand will give the world of fashion a glimpse of what’s in store with a preview and a special surprise in the form of a musical performance. The event is set to feature a power-packed cast that includes the likes of Doja Cat, Adriana Lima, Gigi Hadid, Hailey Bieber, Paloma Elsesser, and more.
Indian designers at NYFW
Among the seasoned international designers, there will also be a few familiar Indian designers with their collection. NYFW’s got Archana Kochhar’s bridal collection slated for September 9 and designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock unveiling their SS2024 collection, on September 11. US-based Indian designers such as Naeem Khan and Bibhu Mohapatra, will also showcase their collections.