New York Fashion Week is back, and oh how we’ve missed it! A time when fashionistas from across the globe come together in the Big Apple to sit front row of the runway, dressed in their most fabulous designer pieces! Whether you are front row or streaming a show online everyone who is anyone in fashion knows how important a NYFW show can be for a designer. It goes beyond having an amazing collection. The right models, good music, and a perfect backdrop can be what takes a designer’s show to the next level! Check out some of the best NYFW shows from a few designers who weren’t afraid to take a risk in order to achieve greatness!
Coach Spring 2016
When Coach put together one of their first major shows during NYFW they did not come to play any games. The prestigious brand transformed NYC’s Highline Park into a fashion week fantasy. The collection was classic; all American meets 70’s chic. The tall grassy lined runway paired perfectly with earth tone floral print dresses and sleek rustic colored leathers.
Givenchy Spring 2016
Givenchy took NYFW to new heights, literally when they moved the runway to the rooftop for a fashion experience unlike any other. The show had a total of one thousand attendees present for the Spring collection. Guests included everyone from A-listers and socialites to fashion students and fashion lovers. The cohesive collection of silks, lace, and slip dresses blended perfectly against the NYC skyline. Making it a collection and show many would not forget!
Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2016
Tommy Hilfiger went above and beyond debuting his spring 2016 collection last year. With a colorful collection of bohemian and rasta style beachwear; the Hilfiger show had us ready to slide into a knitted bikini and hit the beach ASAP! Tommy Hilfiger has never been one to stick with simplicity when it comes to his NYFW presentations, but to take us to the beach without ever leaving these New York Streets is pretty impressive!
Balmain x H&M
It didn’t take long after top models hit the runway to realize the Balmain collab with H&M was going to be epic. While H&M has done many collaborations with top designers, none seem to cause quite as much hype as the Balmain x H&M collection. While the pieces were priced much lower than your average Balmain wear, the show still managed to keep the brand’s sleek and sexy aesthetic.
Ashley Graham for Addition Elle
Model Ashley Graham made history last year when she broke the mold during NYFW with a selection of all “Plus Size” models for the premiere of her lingerie collection. The size 16 model turned designer not only graced the runway in her own collection, but had teamed up with Canadian company Addition Elle back in 2013 to put together the line. Nothing stands out more during fashion week than a designer who isn’t afraid to break boundaries!
NYFW has been a style mecca for decades, the place where so many amazing shows and collections have been debuted to the public. Which show do you wish you could’ve been front row for? Leave a comment down below.
Written by: Dani Elle Moore