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The Glory and Chaos of Street Style Returned to New York

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Tina Leung swanned at the entrance to the Jason Wu show wearing the designer’s bronze-tone jumpsuit and a gem-encrusted Bulgari choker. Pandemic or no, she was looking forward to the fashion week show and, not incidentally, to plugging her personal brand, one she summed up in a meme-worthy phrase: “I style, I influence, I’m fabulous.”She was one in a crowd scattered like confetti as people made their way to Mr. Wu’s spring 2022 show, held on Sept. 10. Dripping statement jewelry and plenty of attitude, most were poised to make a statement. They trotted out the fashion equivalent of their Sunday best, showing off violently colorful florals, flanged shoulders and fringe and, among the men, a striking profusion of pearls.“I’ve definitely been determined to wear my clothes,” said Charlese Antoi...

Seeing New York Fashion Week

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Fashion nowAfter a long pause, it feels (a little) like old times.Despite an uncertain summer, New York Fashion Week came roaring back, bringing with it a beautiful blur of shows that were staged all around the city, with the Met Gala acting as the splashy grand finale. As the fashion crowd travels east to London for the next round of shows, we look at some of our favorite photos from a week that felt familiar and reinvented.Day OneCOLLINA STRADA
Lorde, Tom Ford and Kacey Musgraves Party During Fashion Week

Lorde, Tom Ford and Kacey Musgraves Party During Fashion Week

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“Masks on in the gallery, please,” said a security guard at the Brooklyn Museum.It was last Wednesday night and the museum was celebrating the return of New York Fashion Week with the opening party for “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams,” a retrospective of the French luxury house.Maria Grazia Chiuri, Dior’s artistic director, stood inside wearing a black mask, which she occasionally removed to be photographed with V.I.P.s like the singer Lorde (dressed in head-to-toe Dior).When big parties returned to New York City three months ago, it seemed to be enough when organizers required proof of vaccination at the door. The Delta variant and breakthrough infections threw all that for a loop.Would guests last week feel comfortable socializing indoors without a mask? Would vaccination cards be sc...
New York Fashion Week: Day 6

New York Fashion Week: Day 6

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On Sunday, Telfar, the rebellious anti-fashion-with-a-capital-F brand, held a news conference to announce its latest project, Telfar TV.The 24-hour live TV station will be accessible via an app on smart TVs. The channel won’t be on YouTube or Instagram, the company said; there will be no way to share its programming or leave comments.It’s not yet clear what that programming may be or when it will air, though that seems to be the point: Telfar TV is a “void,” and a “vessel” for expression by the designer Telfar Clemens and his community.But here’s where fans of Telfar’s enormously popular shopping bags, the typically sold-out Bushwick Birkin, should pay close attention: Watching Telfar TV may be the best way to score a bag. Mr. Clemens is tired of bots — tired of the robots or people or rob...
Tom Ford and the Mini-Series That Was New York Fashion Week

Tom Ford and the Mini-Series That Was New York Fashion Week

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“New York Fashion Week: The Return” came to a wannabe happy ending like a Ryan Murphy mini-series: in a discorama shower of glitz and Technicolor, with very high production values and a star-studded cast that disguised a questionable story line, leaving open the option to renew.In the soaring environs of Lincoln Center, on the mezzanine level of the David H. Koch Theater, Tom Ford — chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, honorary co-chair of the Met Gala — held the last show of the American season, his runway lined by two rows of low white sofas with a mirror on one end, the better to bounce the bling that followed to every corner of the room. Out came Gigi Hadid in a lustrous oversize satin jacket atop a shiny emerald tank and gleaming turquoise track pants.Mr. Ford had ...
Fashion in the Shadow of 9/11

Fashion in the Shadow of 9/11

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A ghostly mansion inside The Shed: Boxwood hedges and desiccated urns filled an ersatz formal garden constructed in the performance space of Hudson Yards, the elaborate real estate development built on the Far West Side of Manhattan just before Covid-19 hit and which has stood as something of an empty monument to prepandemic dreams of grandeur and greed for the last two years.Dotted among the faded greenery were 20 frozen figures, each encased in a rosebush carapace. In the center was the frame of a library, populated by two wingback chairs, a bottle of Champagne chilling and a pair of bachelors in gray flannel dresses padded into exaggerated turn-of-the-20th-century S shapes. Two men riding penny farthings appeared wearing mesh horse heads and short suits, all in gray. Then the statues ro...
Willy Chavarria es la voz latina más potent de la moda

Willy Chavarria es la voz latina más potent de la moda

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Martínez, también mexicanoestadounidense, relató la historia de su crianza en El Paso, Texas, donde pasó gran parte de su infancia tratando de “encajar” en una cultura dominada por los anglosajones, la cual esperaba que personas como ella cambiaran para ajustarse a los ideales de belleza eurocéntricos. “Para una niña de piel ligeramente oscura, una latina, que crecía en Estados Unidos, no había nada que nos hablara”, comentó.“Y antes de que llegaran Oscar, Narciso y Carolina, no había nada”, añadió Martínez, refiriéndose a Oscar de la Renta, Narciso Rodríguez y Carolina Herrera, estadounidenses de ascendencia dominicana, cubana y venezolana, respectivamente. Y antes de Chavarria, no había nada a nivel comercial o urbano que hablara de las complejidades de una población latina que, según la...
Day 3 of New York Fashion Week

Day 3 of New York Fashion Week

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Fashion Week is back in full force, and there’s a lot to see. Blink (or scroll too fast on Instagram) and you’ll miss the details: tiny bags, tall shoes, feathered hats, leather capes and diamond dog collars. Every day we’ll spotlight one thing we saw on the runways that delighted or mystified us.Props are not unusual on the runway. Just Thursday afternoon, the Wonka-esque designer Jeremy Scott gave the model Gigi Hadid a baby bottle to carry down his Moschino runway, in a show that turned rainy Bryant Park into a demented nursery. Was the bottle really a clutch in disguise? Yes. But it did the essential trick of a prop: signaling the Rugrats theme to the audience and getting Ms. Hadid into her sexy-baby character.Later in the evening, though, LaQuan Smith raised the prop ante when he stag...
Sustainability, Social Justice, Fashion Shows and What We Wear Next

Sustainability, Social Justice, Fashion Shows and What We Wear Next

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Ms. Ross The truth is that we are all a product of our lived experiences, and you want to feel seen and heard in what you spend your money on as well as have a sense of selfhood. My experience as a C.E.O. with Pattern was that there’s so much data left off the table. And there was a demographic and a vast community and a consumer that was not being tracked appropriately. And so there was no way to actually buy appropriately because there was no data to confirm that these were people who were going to shop. We have to make a conscious effort to look into the consumers and really find out where the gaps are so that they feel seen and heard.Ms. Wintour The more open and honest and direct you can be, taking responsibility for mistakes that you’ve made and how you intend to improve in the futur...
New York Fashion Week: Day 2

New York Fashion Week: Day 2

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Fashion Week is back in full force, and there’s a lot to see. Blink (or scroll too fast on Instagram) and you’ll miss the details: tiny bags, tall shoes, feathered hats, leather capes and diamond dog collars. Every day we’ll spotlight one thing we saw on the runways that delighted or mystified us.The most anticipated runway show of New York Fashion Week was staged by a young designer not well known outside of fashion — a fact that may soon (or soon-ish) no longer be true.Peter Do has been hailed as fashion’s latest rule breaker, largely because of how he runs his business (with no hurried ambition to build an empire) and how outspoken he has been about his values: “kindness and mutual respect, which still strangely seems rare in fashion,” as he said last year. Despite forming his label in ...