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New York Fashion Week is known for its quirky-and-cool catwalk creations, even wilder sidewalk styles, and Page Six-worthy parties. This season was no different: Here are our favorite moments from the Big Apple style scene.
Models Fell On Purpose at Opening Ceremony
With ultra-high heels, runway road kill is a real hazard at fashion week. But Opening Ceremony took trip ups to the next level by having New York City ballet dancers fake a fall only to rise up for a dramatic dance exit.
Teen Coders Help Design ZAC’s Finale Dress
This “little black dress of the digital age” at ZAC Zac Posen was created in collaboration with girls ages 11 to 18 from Google’s Made With Code program, who coded the dress’s futuristic LED design.
Custom-Made Facial Jewelry at Dion Lee
To compliment this designer’s latest collection, jewelry brand Sarah & Sebastian molded thin sterling silver or rose gold wires to each model’s profile for a striking-yet-subtle effect.
Givenchy Pays Tribute to 9/11
On the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the French label’s first ever New York show honored the historic day with an hour long performance art directed by Marina Abramović featuring music from six different cultures, angelic back-and-white attire, and a moving backdrop of the Freedom Tower at Pier 26.
Carrie Hammer Replaces Runway Models with Role Models
This designer sent 27 real women—including CEOs, editors, entrepreneurs, and an Olympian—down the runway to promote female empowerment in fashion.
Misha Nonoo Debuts Her New Collection on Instagram
Instead of a big, fancy production, New York designer Misha Nonoo decided to skip the pomp and circumstance for fashion’s first #Instashow. She debuted the collection through a series of images on the social media platform to give everyone a front-row seat to the show.
Alexander Wang Celebrates 10 Years with Style
This designer marked a decade of cool-girl clothing with an over-the-top after party that featured live performances, pole dancers, Jello shots, and 10-dollar bills featuring Wang’s face. We can’t wait to recreate the shenanigans at our next birthday party.
Contouring Chaos at Hood By Air
Mara Hoffman’s Willie Nelson-Inspired Show
The styles at Mara Hoffman’s spring show looked like they could’ve leapt straight off an album cover. But instead of the standard rockstar, Hoffman looked to American singer-songwriter Willie Nelson as inspiration for the collection. She even had models walk down the runway in his signature bandana and braids to his song “Blue Skies.”