There are times when you walk into a space and are instantly infected by a sense of energy and excitement, and thanks to thedrop@barneys this weekend, our whole Madison Avenue flagship exuded that vibe. Our two-day event produced in collaboration with Highsnobiety saw crowds of fashion fanatics take to the sales floor for the chance to meet their favorite designers, be the first to shop exclusive collections that were released throughout the day Saturday, and take part in activities on every floor of the store. From tattoo artists to an espresso bar and from screen printing to piercing, you never knew what to expect. Add to that the styles dropped by brands like AMIRI, Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh, Heron Preston, and A-COLD-WALL*—to name only a few—and it was a truly unforgettable event.

The action continued Sunday with activities continuing throughout the store, topped off by a series of panel discussions, which were moderated by Highsnobiety and featured some of the biggest names in the biz. First up, Street Wear: A Women’s World brought into focus the emerging scene of women in the genre, thanks to insights from Emily Oberg, Tracey Mills, Anaa Saber, and Jackie Kim. That was followed up by The Spirit of DIY, which featured Guillermo Andrade, Greg Lauren, Samuel Ross, and Drew Caldwell.

Scroll on for a closer look at some of our favorite moments from thedrop@barneys. And while you truly had to be there to feel the energy, you can still get in on the style: pieces from the exclusive launches are still available online.

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Hatmaker Nick Fouquet and designer Greg Lauren

A scene from the FILA Cafe

Tattoo artist Jonboy, who partnered with GRLFRND

Barneys CEO Daniella Vitale got two piercings from J. Colby Smith

Richard Perry and Black Thought, who was on hand to sign shoes from his collaboration with Clear Weather

A powerhouse trio of designers 424’s Guillermo Anrade, Heron Preston, and Jerry Lorenzo of FEAR OF GOD

Model Slick Woods gets down to the DJ set spun by Heron Preston

NFL star Victor Cruz with STAMPD designer Chris Stamp

AMIRI designer Mike Amiri with Offset of Migos

Another incredible trio: Tracey Mills of Visitor On Earth, Jerry Lorenzo of FEAR OF GOD, and Marcelo Burlon

The panelist of “Street Wear: A Women’s World:”Jeff Carvalho, Emily Oberg, Tracey Mills, Anaa Saber, and Jackie Kim

The scene from the panel discussion “The Spirit of DIY,” Highsnobiety’s Jian Deleon, 424’s Guillermo Andrade, Greg Lauren, Samuel Ross of A-COLD-WALL*, and Barneys senior men’s buyer Drew Caldwell

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