NYFW kicked off last Thursday with a bang—or, more accurately, a blizzard. Did a little snow slow down the buyers, editors, designers, and fashion enthusiasts who were hitting the streets for the shows? Of course not! If anything, it was the perfect excuse for styling in extra layers. The biggest buzz of the week surrounded Raf Simons’ hotly anticipated debut at Calvin Klein—and it didn’t disappoint. The fun didn’t end there either. From elegant theatrics at Thom Browne to a parade of color at Sies Marjan, there were plenty of fresh takes to renew our love of fashion. Scroll on for a full round up of our favorite moments from the week.
1. RAF SIMONS AT CALVIN KLEIN
The Calvin Klein show, which occurred beneath an installation by artist Sterling Ruby, revealed Raf Simons’ outsider, couture-influenced approach to Americana. “Strong tailoring, unique evening wear, and the coolest designer denim—there is a piece of the collection for everyone,” Marina gushed about the show.
Calvin Klein F17
2. COLOR AT SIES MARJAN
Designer Sander Lak makes no secret of his one true love: color. “It’s so refreshing to see a happy color palette for fall!” said Marina, noting that the pink and hints of metallic were her personal favorites.
Sies Marjan F17 / FirstView
3. ALTUZARRA’S SHADOW BAG
Altuzarra introduced a new bag shape for Fall ’17 called The Shadow, because it’s suppose to follow you everywhere you go. The mini version will be Marina’s go-to come September.
Altuzarra F17 / Taylor Jewell
4. ALEXANDER WANG’S “NO AFTER PARTY”
Alex Wang loves a bit of irony. The lack of seating at his Saturday night “No After Party”-themed show forced guests to move and groove to hip-hop, which made the show feel… like a party. Marina loved the youthful all-black looks and the playful leopard-print tights.
Alexander Wang F17 / FirstView
5. FIORUCCI RELAUNCH
We welcomed Fiorucci to Barneys with an afternoon party that included on-site custom embroidery and patches. Below, Assistant Fashion Director Hannah Bibb poses in her favorite Disney-themed throwback-style jeans.
Hannah Bibb / BFA
6. AU REVOIR PROENZA
There were lots of feels at Proenza Schouler, with it being the last time the brand is showing at NYFW before heading to Paris to present moving forward. “They are part of the DNA of New York fashion and will be strongly missed here,” said Marina.
Proenza Schouler F17 / FirstView
7. THOM BROWNE’S DRAMA
From the set to styling, Thom Browne has an amazing ability to present a theatrical experience, yet his immaculately tailored clothes are always the star of the show. Marina especially loved all the riffs on classic grey coats for fall.
Thom Browne F17 / Emily Malan
8. FEMALE EMPOWERMENT
On the heels of debuting our “We Will Be” campaign, were so heartened to see so many encouraging messages of female empowerment throughout the week. Designers like Prabal Gurung, Mara Hoffman, and Public School used their stages as platforms for sending messages of unity. It was also felt in the streets, with people like Allure Fashion Director Rachael Wang choosing to use the visibility of the week to inspire others.
Rachael Wang / Melodie Jeng