February 23, 2021

Fashion Week

At New York Fashion Week, Footwear Hangs On

The state of fashion may seem a bit dreary these days, but New York Fashion Week launched its mostly-virtual showings with a somewhat surprising — and much needed — spring in its step, almost quite literally.

Of the first handful of brands to show during the week (which officially runs from February 18, though many of the usual names are showing beyond the calendar), many — including Ulla Johnson and Zero + Maria Cornejo — offered a kind of wardrobe that suggested an easing back into public life come fall.

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Fashion Week Fall 2021 Street Style: The Best Plus-SIze Outfits

Out of all the things we miss about life before the pandemic, getting dressed-dressed falls somewhere in our top five. Remember commuting to work in non-stretchy pants? Taking risks with cutouts and deep-V necklines? Slipping on a pair of heels (then ultimately slipping them off an hour later, because, ouch)? Sigh. Those were the days — but, we’re confident they’ll be back.

Until then, we can daydream about our future wardrobes by looking at all the fun designs coming down the (mostly virtual) Fall 2021 runways at New York Fashion Week. And, if you’re missing the usual street

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New York Fashion Week Men’s Day Hints at the Evolution of Menswear

What will menswear look like in 2021? As cultural ideas about what is considered masculine shift, so do traditional ideas of dress. Take the latest couture season as proof: Bespoke menswear found itself woven throughout collections from Valentino, Giambattista Valli, and Fendi during a week that is usually exclusive to womenswear. 

The emerging designers at New York Fashion Week Men’s Day perhaps exemplify the changing points of view about menswear best. Many of them offered genderless collections, while others debuted womenswear lines alongside their menswear. Others found inspirations in the past to lead us to a more harmonious future. Here,

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Ella Emhoff makes surprise runway debut at New York Fashion Week

Written by Leah Dolan, CNN

Ella Emhoff has made her official runway debut for American label Proenza Schouler at New York Fashion Week.

The stepdaughter of Vice President Kamala Harris first caught the public’s attention at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, when her embellished Miu Miu coat went viral and made her the event’s sartorial breakout star.
Shortly after the ceremony, Emhoff was signed to IMG Models. The agency’s formidable directory includes supermodels Karlie Kloss and Gisele Bündchen as well as Bella and Gigi Hadid.

Like many other brands, Proenza Schouler is presenting its Fall-Winter 2021 womenswear collection digitally this

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The Best Looks From New York Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2021

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Once again, we’re witnessing history as designers present their fall-winter collections amidst a global pandemic. An act of resilience, the new season showcases not only an adaptable industry staying afloat, but the sheer force of creativity at a time when many of us struggle with lockdown fatigue. Brands continue to stray from the traditional fashion schedule—CFDA chairman Tom Ford announced the official renaming of New York Fashion Week the as”American Collections Calendar”—but we’re not lacking the luster from the magic of the runway, even if we’re watching from the comfort of our own screens.

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What’s Happened at New York Fashion Week So Far

This time last year, celebrities were jetting off to their Fashion Month obligations while concerns about COVID-19 were picking up pace. Now, New York Fashion Week is here again, and it looks a little different from February 2020. With most of the shows going virtual, designers have had to get creative to remind us why we should care about their new collections.

One way to break through the digital noise is to hold an IRL show. On Sunday, Jason Wu hosted a socially distant but very much live runway for his fall-winter 2021 collection. Wu is no stranger to a

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These 6 Designers Prove New York Fashion Week Is Still the Place to Discover Emerging Talent

Hardly anything about the New York Fashion Week schedule looks like it did a year ago. For starters, the fall 2021 season kicks off this Sunday—about a week later than usual—not with a show, but with a virtual boot camp class hosted by AARMY. Dozens of presentations and events follow in the next five days, most of which are happening virtually, and many of the week’s biggest names—Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, and Tory Burch among them—are missing.

All to say, it’s a far cry from what we were doing last February: criss-crossing Manhattan and Brooklyn for back-to-back shows, cramming onto

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The Unbundling of New York Fashion Week | BoF Professional, News & Analysis

Dozens of brands are due to publish fashion films and look books next week. But the designers who are sitting this season out are also worth watching.

A decade after the last season of shows inside the tents at Bryant Park, many designers no longer feel they need to stage runway shows to build a business in American fashion. The defections from the fashion week calendar, a steady trickle over the years, turned into a stampede during the pandemic, when health restrictions made traditional runway shows almost impossible.

None of the fashion capitals are immune. In Paris and Milan, where

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Get Your Front Row Seat to Virtual Fashion Shows

It’s hard to remember now, but it was during the fall ready-to-wear shows last February that the fashion world first became aware of the coronavirus, even before it had been declared a global pandemic.

At New York Fashion Week the ripple effects began when some models and designers were quarantined in China. By the time the traveling style circus had landed in Milan, temperatures were being checked; by the end of those collections, Giorgio Armani had decided to hold his show in an empty auditorium and livestream it to an audience holed up in their hotels.

In Paris, masks and

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