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.

New York Fashion Week 2018: Carolina Herrera says farewell after 35 years dressing New York’s elite Photo: Carolina Herrera
New York Fashion Week A/W 2018: A tribute to Carolina Herrera’s signature look Photo: Carolina Herrera

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.

New York Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2018: Raf Simmons used popcorn to full effect for his Calvin Klein A/W 2018 collection at the New York Stock Exchange Image: Calvin Klein

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.

New York Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2018: Marc Jacobs went for mystery and drama with his collection Photo: Marc Jacobs
New York Fashion Week A/W 2018: Street style

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. 

Tommy Hilfiger chose to show his spring collection in Milan with the pieces going immediately on sale in 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.

New York Fashion Week: Kanye West opted for Instagram using his wife Kim K in his Yeezy Season 6   Photo: Instagram
New York Fashion Week A/W18: Kanye West opted for Instagram using Paris Hilton as part of a mega meme for his Yeezy Season 6 collection Photo: Instagram

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.