Most Anticipated Shows of NYFW

Most Anticipated Shows of NYFW

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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

Pre-Fall/Fall 2021 Collection Instagram/@prabalgurung

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.

2. Monse

Monse Resort 2021 Collection. Image courtesy of Vogue Runway.

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.

3. Rodarte

Rodarte Spring 2021. Image courtesy of Vogue Runway.

Sister designers honed their ethereal aesthetic with their last collection via look book set against a botanical backdrop.

4. LRS

LRS Spring 2021, image courtesy of Vogue Runway.

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

Tom Ford Spring 2021, image courtesy of Vogue Runway.

Last season Tom Ford gave us the escapism we so desperately needed pairing bold and bright colors with fun prints.

6. Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler 'The Core Collection,' Instagram/@proenzaschouler
Proenza Schouler Spring 2021 teaser, Instagram/@proenzaschouler

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, image courtesy of Vogue Runway.

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

LaQuan Smith Spring 2021, image courtesy of Vogue runway.

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.

9. NIHL

NILF Spring 2021, image courtesy of Vogue Runway.

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.

Jason Wu Spring 2021, image courtesy of Vogue Runway.

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.

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