Tag: new york fashion week

On the Runway: Tom Ford on Melania Trump (and the Future of American Fashion)

On Tuesday the designer and filmmaker Tom Ford was the second-highest trending topic on Twitter for a reason that had nothing to do with the actual news he was making. He was trending because of a quote that had been attributed to him stating Melania Trump was a “glorified escort” and that he was refusing […]

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Fashion review: Marc Jacobs and the Ghosts of Fashion Past and Future

New York Fashion Week came to an end Wednesday in the empty, echoing wine-dark Armory on upper Park Avenue where a few small rows of metal stools faced each other across a truncated mirrored runway like an island, floating unmoored in space. The crying strings of the American Contemporary Music Ensemble filled the air. Out […]

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Beyond ‘Queer’ Fashion

Propped with his style crew against the putty-tone headboard of a lumbering, half-made bed, Nay Campbell was in his element. The setting was a blandly furnished room in the once storied New Yorker Hotel on the edge of Hell’s Kitchen. An Art Deco monument that has seen better days, the hotel, with its pallid interiors […]

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With a History-Making Debut and Genderless Collection, No Sesso Breaks Barriers During NYFW 

A model walks the runway at the ‘No Sesso’ Chapter 2 runway show during New York Fashion Week on February 4, 2019 in New York City.Photo: Johannes Eisele (Getty Images) No Sesso co-founders Pierre Davis and Arin Hayes are New York Fashion Week newcomers, but their reputation is already well established among industry cool kids. […]

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Fashion review: Hey, What’s That on the Runway? I’ve Never Seen That Before

ImageProenza Schouler, fall 2019.CreditKarsten Moran for The New York Times On Monday afternoon, as hundreds of pet owners gathered in the familiar confines of Madison Square Garden for the Westminster Dog Show, Proenza Schouler lured the fashion crowd to the 22nd floor of an unfinished building in the newly gentrified kennel of Hudson’s Yards on […]

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Gold Digger? Did Kanye’s ‘Friend’ Turn a Fashion Week Booking Into a 6-Figure Fraud? 

Kanye West attends the Versace Fall 2019 fashion show on December 02, 2018 in New York City.Photo: Roy Rochlin (Getty Images) No one man should have all that power—and by “power,” we’re talking the ability to negotiate, book and collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in payment for a Kanye gig the entertainer didn’t even […]

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In the Mosh Pit of American Fashion

On Friday evening, around the same time that Jeremy Scott was sending out his black-and-white crystal-strewn comment on the tabloid news cycle, Marcus Wainwright of Rag & Bone hosted what he called “A Last Supper” in the soaring confines of the former Williamsburg Savings bank in Brooklyn. Guests dressed in his latest collection and then […]

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The Best of New York Fashion Week, in Pictures

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 […]

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Oscar-Nominated Costume Design Legend Ruth E. Carter Gets Her Flowers During New York Fashion Week Event

What makes an icon? Is it longevity? Passion? An impressive and unmatched body of work? If so, Ruth E. Carter exemplifies all of its characteristics and then some. In her decades-long career, Carter has solidified her place in black cinema as the costume designer for some of the most prolific films about the black experience […]

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The Next Big Thing: 11 Honoré Just Made Fashion Week More Accessible to Sizes 10 and Up

Laverne Cox (C) walks the runway for the 11 Honore fashion show finale during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery I at Spring Studios on February 6, 2019 in New York City.Photo: Mike Coppola (Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows) There is no shortage of horror stories on how difficult it is for […]

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Sunday Routine: How Arielle Charnas, Fashion Influencer, Spends Her Sundays

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] In 2018, Arielle Charnas, who makes her living as a social media influencer, partnered with Nordstrom to create a fashion and accessories line inspired by her style blog, Something Navy. When the department store introduced the collections online last […]

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Gambling With Fashion Fame

In fashion, a designer who is enjoying breakout success and buzz tends to be described as “having a moment.” Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy had a moment when she was revealed as the designer of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress. When Vetements lured the whole of the front row to an obscure Chinese restaurant in a […]

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So, You’re Having a Fashion Week

Congratulations! You’re having a Fashion Week. Even if you won’t be attending it. New York is about to host its fashion week, which brings thousands of people and millions of dollars into the city for a “week” (loosely defined) of mostly private shows for a mostly industry (but increasingly influencer-stocked) audience. The women’s wear and […]

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On the Runway: At New York Fashion Week, Where to See and Be Seen

Fashion may be a sprawling global industry but in many ways it can feel a lot like a high school, with its own cliques, pecking order, hangouts — and cafeteria. For years, the last role has been played in Paris by L’Avenue, a brasserie on Avenue Montaigne cater-corner from Dior’s warren of dove gray salons […]

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The Moments That Defined 2018’s Surge in Afrofuturism

Afrofuturism has been a steady undercurrent in black American culture for decades, mostly kept alive by a handful of creatives who use technology and outer space to imagine a sci fi-empowered black future. But in 2018, mainstream mega stars also found it to be the perfect vehicle for escaping the woes of President Trump’s second […]

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The Graduates

On a Tuesday afternoon in September at Public School 42 on Hester Street, there were drinks spilled on the floor of the cafeteria and wadded-up notebook paper littered here and there. Tiny chairs for tiny students were arranged in loose lines, barely at knee height, but P.S. 42’s students weren’t coming. The chairs were awaiting […]

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Cardi Reveals What Really Set Off Her Fisticuffs With Nicki Minaj (Hint: It Was for the Kulture)

Cardi B performs onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on Sept. 29, 2018, in New York City. Photo: Theo Wargo (Getty Images for Global Citizen) You can call Cardi B lots of things—stripper, ghetto bird, reality TV heaux—but what you’re not gonna do is question her mama credentials. […]

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NYFW: With a New Collaboration With Rado Watches, Romeo Hunte Is Right on Time

Photo: Romeo Hunte In the flurry of fashion shows occurring during New York Fashion Week, one major presentation flew entirely under our radar: While we thought his focus was solely on menswear this season, Romeo Hunte returned to the runway with a Spring-Summer ‘19 womenswear on Sept. 9. BNYFW: Romeo Hunte Turns It Up Twenty-nine […]

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New York Fashion Week Taught Me the Importance of Being on the Grind, Black Influence and Sleep

Backstage at Harlem’s Fashion RowPhoto: Makeda Sandford Well well well, it’s been real, New York. This past week, beginning with Harlem Fashion Row’s stunning introduction, and ending in a beautifully haunting presentation at Red Hook Labs entitled “Soft Criminal,” I’ve officially gone through my first ever New York Fashion Week as an aspiring fashion photographer […]

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