NEW YORK FASHION WEEK The highlights from Autumn Winter 2018
The way designers showcase their collections may be changing but the city that never sleeps wasn't caught napping for New York Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2018. Here are the highlights...
The usual frantic pace of New York Fashion Week may have slowed to a leisurely stroll for the fash pack for Autumn Winter 2018, but that just shone the spotlight all the more brightly on the remaining acts. Caroline Herrara took her final bow after 37 years dressing the Big Apple’s elite, before handing over the reigns to 31 year old designer Wes Gordon.
No less than 50 thousand gallons of popcorn were poured onto the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to create a six inch layer for the Calvin Klein show. Free from the constraints of Paris and Dior, Raf Simons has been leading the posse with his take on sports luxe, giving the event some serious kudos.
Marc Jacobs had much to prove this season, rallying hard with an exquisite ode to Yves Saint Laurent of the 80s including exaggerated silhouettes and dramatic wide-brimmed hats obscuring faces and adding to the drama.
As ever, the real shows were outside where street style served up endless inspiration, lilac and silver proving to be a winning combination.
How big brands showcase fashion is changing and New York is the first indicator of this shift with designers like Tommy Hilfiger breaking away from tradition, with his Spring 2018 TommyNow ‘Drive’ show taking place in Milan. The men’s and women’s collection was immediately available to buy in more than 70 countries.
Kanye West opted for Instagram to show his latest Yeezy collection with a mega meme of copy cat images of his wife Kim Kardashian West, including Paris Hilton. That’s certainly one way to get them talking.
Other labels like Proenza Schouler, Thomas Brown, Altruzarra and Rodarte have defected to Paris Fashion Week. Even at that, the city that never sleeps, hasn’t been caught napping.