New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 Recap: Most Standout Moments
This past New York Fashion Week spring 2017 schedule was a busy one for sure, as it was filled with many debuts, standout moments and fancy events to entertain us with. Trying to keep up with all the edgy things that the New York Fashion Week spring 2017 treated us to is surely hard, but we have summed up its most memorable moments so that you catch up with the latest fashion news. Here is our NYFW spring 2017 recap!
NYFW Spring 2017 Major Shows
With more than 200 designers presenting their collections, this NYFW spring 2017 was a breeding ground for ideas and experimentations. Although all of the shows were interesting and stimulating, only a few of them stood out of the crowd, either due to their highly-anticipated runways, or due to the political turn they took.
As for the latter, the most remarkable one is surely Opening Ceremony’s fall 2016 #SeeBuyWear collection presentation, with designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim turning their show into both a stand-up comedy and sociological criticism. The show touched on sensitive topics, such as beauty standards, economic inequality and gender discrimination, reminding us that when it comes to fashion, what we see is not necessarily all about clothes and beauty.
Whether it’s about social injustice or global warming (an issue that is very dear, for example, to Vivienne Westwood), the fashion industry will never stop amazing us with its consciousness and advocating approach to some of our society’s most critical issues, and we couldn’t be happier.
Of course, one of the most anticipated shows was that of Kanye West, who presented his Yeezy Season 4 collection, supported by his family members and other celebrities. His show hit the headlines also because West specifically chose models of color to walk the runway, unlike other designers. Many are still debating over the choice, and it will surely change a few things from now on.
The tickets for the first ever Tom Ford see-now-buy-now show for fall 2016 were some of the most sought after too, as the designer presented both his menswear and womenswear proposals all together. To make things even more exclusive, he purposely chose to unveil his collections in a space that “has extremely limited seating quotas,” with people literally running amok to get one.
Tommy Hilfiger hit it big as well with his #TOMMYNOW runway show being unveiled over Pier 16 in South Street Seaport. It was a sort of eccentric carnival-themed show, with not only clothes, but also food, games and ride being available aplenty. Those who didn’t make it to the show, could even watch it live on the designer’s website.
And, of course, the highlight of the week was Marc Jacobs’ bubbly spring 2017 collection that closed the NYFW, taking the runway by storm with a beautiful mishmash of intricate details, colors and patterns we can’t wait to get our hands on!
This time around, the New York Fashion Week’s schedule was filled with many debuts, with innovative and refreshing brands showing their proposals in New York for the first time ever.
Caroline Belhumeur’s Club Monaco spring 2017 collection was one of the first to debut in New York, with pieces already available for purchase at ClubMonaco.com as soon as it was over.
Bonnie Young’s BY Bonnie Young spring 2017 collection also debuted during the first days of the NYFW, denoting the designer’s expertise and appeal for Seventies-inspired fashions.
Kenzo, whose shows usually take place during the Paris Fashion Week, headed to New York for the first time ever, also debuting its brand new fashion film, The Realest Real.
Oday Shakar, Misha Collection, Lois London and PH5 all debuted at NYFW this year too, taking our breath away with their conceptual spring 2017 collections, as well as with their refreshing and visionary approach to fashion.
There’s another kind of debut that broke through the fashion week and even let it become more intersectional: Anniesa Hasibuan’s. The talented designer became not only the first one to present a clothing line with hijabs, but also the first-ever Indonesian to make it to the NYFW. Kudos to that!
What Fashion Shows Were See-Now-Buy-Now During NYFW?
The see-now-buy-now formula has been changing and evolving the fashion industry into something immediately accessible, with more and more labels adopting it. This NYFW spring 2017 was particularly prolific in terms of labels embracing this formula, with either full collections or single items being available as soon as the runway show was over. So, which shows adopted the see-now-buy-now formula?
Curated by Olivia Palermo, the Banana Republic spring 2017 collection was entirely available on the label’s website as soon as the runway show drew to a close, to the pleasure of those who don’t live in a super-cold country and can thus already sport its summery pieces.
Donna Karan’s Urban Zen spring 2017 was available for purchase immediately too, both online and in selected stores.
Tommy Hilfiger, one of the see-now-buy-now formula’s most enthusiastic estimators, even launched an official Hashtag, #TommyNow, which surely helped the military jacket Gigi Hadid sported during the runway show become quickly viral.
The Ralph Lauren spring 2017 line-up became instead immediately ready for purchase on both the Maison’s website and in stores around the world.
Thakoon Panichgul did exactly the same thing, with a few of his proposals already becoming must-haves.
Now that the New York Fashion Week spring 2017 is over, we can’t wait for the London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks to blow us away, with their shows set to be held during September 16th – 20th, 21st – 27th, 27th – October 5th accordingly.
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