The fall 2019 shows are already underway. We’ll be updating this story with daily dispatches and our favorite images, as captured by T’s photographers.
Saturday, Feb. 9
In the spacious ground-level atrium of a Wall Street skyscraper, Area’s showgoers saw plenty to distract them from the sub-freezing temperatures outside. Starting with a graphic assortment of black, white and red houndstooth looks, the collection (by co-designers Beckett Fogg and Piotrek Panszczyk) progressed into a final series of shimmery, holographic purples. Outfits were topped off with glittering rhinestone hair extensions.
At Brandon Maxwell’s fall 2019 show, guests were treated to an intimate affair inside midtown’s Hotel Pennsylvania. It was a remarkably scaled-back event relative to the designer’s tailgate party extravaganza last season, and the collection itself also exuded a toned-down, refined sensibility. Harkening back to some of his older collections, Maxwell sent out a lineup of mostly black-and-white looks — aside from a finale that included neon green and lush pink. The designer dedicate the show to his mother, Pam — and she accompanied him on the runway for his finale bow.
At their usual show venue in Bushwick, Eckhaus Latta’s Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta delivered a collection filled with sharply-tailored wool suiting, sculptural knits and refined digital prints. A first-time collaboration with Ugg resulted in several cozy, shearling footwear options, including open-toed mules and sandals, all in the brand’s signature square-toe shape.
Friday, Feb. 8
Jeremy Scott has never been a designer for the faint of heart, and his latest collection was no exception: On Friday, he showed a punk-inspired lineup of almost entirely black and white ensembles, splashed with sensationalist tabloid buzzwords. The procession of tulle-layered cocktail dresses, vinyl overcoats and knit separates emblazoned with words like “danger,” “chaos” and “scandal” underscored that there’s no escaping today’s news.
At Brock Collection, the designers Kristopher and Laura Vassar Brock underscored their young brand’s ultrafeminine DNA with a fanciful lineup of dresses and skirts, some ruffled, some with peplum waists, others styled with figure-flattering belts. Beyond their signature English-garden florals, the designers also incorporated several tweed pieces into the collection — perfect for the office or the ladies-who-lunch crowd.
Thursday, Feb. 7
When it comes to designers’ strong suits, Tom Ford delivered just that: expertly tailored, slim-cut suits (a Ford trademark) for men and women, most notably in black leather, and lush velvets in sumptuous shades of red, aubergine and forest green. But suiting aside, the overall message was one of comfort, from the relaxed satin trousers to the flowing, jersey column dresses with thick chain straps. Comfortable, but supremely elegant.
Reporting by Laura Neilson.