The fashion focus may have shifted to Milan, but attendees at New York Fashion Week felt encouraged by the season for a variety of reasons.
The abundance of live streaming, more individualistic runway shows, charity-minded designers, insider-ish tweets, chief executive-heavy front rows and cordial security guards were among the numerous upsides they discovered at Lincoln Center and beyond. While it goes without saying they are sure to spot unfinished hemlines and wayward collars, they seem to be just as detail-minded about other intangibles. Whether it was Band of Outsiders’ models rappelling from the ceiling or Hexa by Kuho’s catwalkers shadow dancing, New York designers tried to break from the predictable to make guests take a closer look. And collectively, that resonated with many.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)