New York Fashion Week
New York Fashion Week is arguably the biggest week in fashion, and takes place from February 8th — 16th, 2019. To take a look at the history of New York Fashion Week and give you the lowdown on what to expect this season, we get the intel from Luxury Next Season, a luxury fashion and lifestyle collective based in New York City, which brings the rarest and most highly sought-after pieces from around the world to the U.S. Market.
New York Fashion week takes place in February and September of every year and is a semi-annual series of events and fashion shows; it is one of four major fashion weeks in the world — the other three being Paris, London, and Milan. While the concept of the fashion show began in France, New York was the first major city to begin organizing shows seasonally.
In 1943, publicist Eleanor Lambert clustered a series of fashion shows within a particular time-frame called “Fashion press week” or “Press week”. On home turf, American designers were able to present American-influenced clothing constructed from American-made materials to editors. Luxury Next Season says it is important to note that only editors were allowed to attend, as buyers were only allowed to make showroom visits. While the shows were organized within a particular time, they were not organized in a particular place. In 1943, the editors did not go to the show, but rather, the show came to them.
Fashion Week in 2019
Fashion week continued uninterrupted for decades and was staged in creative spaces around New York including lofts, galleries, nightclubs, and restaurants. So where is Fashion Week now? Bigger than ever, New York Fashion Week is one of the most anticipated events in the fashion industry, bringing designers, buyers, celebrities, and influencers together for a week of fashion and parties.
Luxury Next Season explains that there are several buzz shows not to miss this season, one of them is Tom Ford’s first ever co-ed show; following in the footsteps of Gucci, Celine, and Burberry, all of which have shown women’s and men’s collections together during Fashion Week. The second is Wes Gordon, who will be showing his second collection for Carolina Herrera. His first collection was full of youthful designs and even more youthful hemlines, and buyers can’t wait to see what he has up his sleeve this season.
The absences at New York Fashion Week 2019 can sometimes be just as buzzworthy as those who are showing. Following the departure of Raf Simons, Calvin Klein is by far the most important ‘no-show’ of the season. With a successor to be named soon, the brand will likely be the most coveted next season.
The new kids on the block for New York Fashion Week 2019 are Telfar, Cong Tri, and Palm Angels. Telfar was the winner of the 2017 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, which will debut on Thursday. Cong Tri is a Vietnamese fashion designer who is famed for creating Katy Perry’s eccentric stage outfits and will stage her very first runway show on Monday. Last but not least, Palm Angels are a streetwear brand founded by art director Francesco Ragazzi and will be debuting his line thanks to notoriety gained by celebrities like Kendall Jenner and Pharrell Williams.
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