Most Anticipated Shows of NYFW
Promises enthralling escapism
Promises enthralling escapism
Shortened to just 3 days, New York Fashion Week will mostly take place in the "phygital" mediascape. This is with the exception of live, socially distanced shows by Jason and Rebecca Minkoff.
Similar to last season, most American fashion designers make the unavoidable shift to virtual showcases via livestreams, look books, presentations, short movies and other digital forms. A stark contrast to the social grandiosity that characteristically informed the in-person productions in years prior to the pandemic.
Despite slim budgets, supply chain chaos and the sheer mental and physical toll incited by COVID-19, the unfortunate hardships of this current reality have inspired innovative means for designers to share their creations. Moschino gowns were brought to us through a ventriloquist show, GCDS animated models and their A-list audience for SS21, Jonathan Anderson presented Loewe's lineup in a mailed box packaged with wallpaper and life size posters of the collection.
We're definitely in for a treat next week. V Magazine prophesizes beguiling displays from the following designers:
1. Prabal Gurung
After passing on presenting Spring, the household name was back on the IMG schedule, dropping his Pre-Fall and Fall lookbook a few hours ago at NYFW.com.
The Maison presented their last collection outside the constraints of the conventional "fashion calendar," looks included their best-selling raw denim and khaki twill fabric collaged into asymmetrical skirts, jackets and trousers.
Sister designers honed their ethereal aesthetic with their last collection via look book set against a botanical backdrop.
The glitz and grunge typical of Raul Solis' designs, experienced a bold make-over with it's last collection. Well into the depths of quarantine Solis made the collection entirely by hand, nothing short of astonishing—setting expectations high for next weeks unveiling on Feb. 17th.
5. Tom Ford
Last season Tom Ford gave us the escapism we so desperately needed pairing bold and bright colors with fun prints.
6. Proenza Schouler
Launching alongside the brand's Spring 2021 collection, the designer duo debut a sustainably focused seasonless intiative inluding eco cashmere garments. All while teasing their new collection which promises sheer volumes and abstract cut-outs.
7. Christian Cowan
Christian Cowan Spring 2021 was the latest installment in the designer's creative partnership with singer Lil Nas, with 100 percent of the glamouros garments' proceeds set to benefit Atlanta's Black queer youth. It was a sight for sore eyes, modeled by a diverse cast of characters, if this is any indication of Cowan's latest collection we're all in for a treat.
8. LaQuan Smith
Last season saw Laquan Smith's sultry designs dabble in brazen new territory, continuously reimagining the seduction and sensuality, leaving us on edge for what comes next.
Specializing in wearable works of art, not too long out of college Neil Grotzinger's designs arrive a timeless exuberance of glamour. We're eagerly waiting on his latest designs to transport us to brighter times we so desperately long for.
10. Jason Wu.
Transporting us to tropical Tulum, Jason Wu offers us unapologetic escapism–which we could all use some more of.
Find NYFW's full schedule here.