Bold colors and precise tailoring defines NYFW


Highlight from runway during NYFW

  Here we go again. Fashion Month kicked off September 6th in New York City, for what feels like the tenth New York Fashion Week of the year. I mean seriously. Weren’t we just doing this last month? 

 Anyways, Spring/Summer 2020 is off to an amazing start. Editors, designers, and other big names in fashion, such as the head of fashion and beauty at YouTube Derek Blasberg and the head of fashion at Instagram Eva Chen, have been running around NYC from show to show all week. 

  This season is like nothing ever before. Designers have pulled stuff out of their sleeves and shocked the fashion world. Here are some of my personal favorites:

  Brandon Maxwell. That’s it. That’s the article. 

  Just kidding. But seriously, Brandon Maxwell owned NYFW. His collection was everything. Maxwell is best known for his red carpet dresses, but about halfway through the show, men walked out in suits and casual wear. He shocked the fashion world by combining the two in one show, and also his mix of red carpet looks and everyday denim. His sharp tailoring of denim and cashmere in contrast with his pintucked bodices and flowy ball gown skirts showed an easy transition from day to night. Maxwell’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection was one of the most relaxed shows we’ve seen from him in a while. 

   Tom Ford’s show had high expectations set after he was named head of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in June, and he did not disappoint. It’s a huge role that’s set to take New York fashion to the next level. His usual collections are designed for the celebrity set, but this year he showed it in the last place you’d expect to see a celebrity: a subway station in NoLIta. Even though he switched up the location, Ford’s collection still screamed Tom Ford through the use of luxe fabric and sharp cut lines. He didn’t include as many red carpet looks as usual and showed more everyday business looks. 

  On the opposite end of the spectrum, Ralph Lauren showcased his line far away from a subway station. His show was more of a black tie event, all attendees had to follow a strict black and white dress code. America has become a nation of athleisure these days, but Ralph Lauren has always stayed true to his elegant style. 

  Alice + Olivia has always been a favorite brand of mine, and their Spring/Summer 2020 line only made me love them more. Their collection was playful through the use of bright colors, and it sent out a message of female empowerment. 

  Every year Marc Jacobs closes out NYFW, but this year his show began with the end as he started with the finale. All of the looks came out one door at once, and then each model took their walk. His show was all about hope and fantasy as it paid tribute to Jacobs’s friend who passed away in the 9/11 attacks, 18 years and a day from when the show took place. He showcased the joy and beauty of life. 

  Fashion month is off to a great start so far, and the sprint continues this week in London, followed by Milan and Paris.