Fashion Month is a hectic four-week trip around the world, first at New York, then London, then Milan, and finally stopping all the way in Paris. There are so many shows going on that even with all of the extensive coverage, it can be difficult to consume it all. Luckily for you, here are seven bite-sized pieces about what you missed at New York Fashion Week!
1. Rihanna On a Dirt Bike
Riding high from her Fenty Beauty launch, Queen Ri herself finished off the edgy Spring 2018 ready to wear show by riding down the runway in a neon green ensemble on the back of a dirt bike. Your fave could never.
Source: Harper’s Bazaar
2. Kate Spade Is Classy As Usual
One of everyone’s favorite bag lines, Kate Spade, also had the cutest designs for Spring 2018. There were lots of florals and gingham and one very cute crocodile wicker handbag on display. Is it April yet?
Source: The LA Fashion Magazine
3. Marc Jacobs Missed His Mark Again
At last year’s New York Fashion Week, designer Marc Jacobs came under fire for displaying non-POC models in colored locs, an act for which he apologized only after posting an initial response on Instagram doubling down on the issue. This year, he sent white models down the runway in headwraps which are commonly worn by POC and thus, are discriminated against for doing so. Sorry Marc, it’s gonna be a no from us.
4. Alexander Wang’s Surprise Show
Alexander Wang’s famous #WangFest show almost always garners the hype it deserves and this year was no different. While the actual show intended for editors and the fashion elite was scheduled for 10 pm that evening in Bushwick, at 9 p.m. Wang bussed in the models to Nolita and did a show. Wang then proceeded to the official show. Many critics of the official show claimed that it wasn’t as good as recent years, while others believe they’re just a little bitter that they weren’t first to watch.
Source: Man Repeller
5. Ralph Lauren + Luxury Cars = A Really Good Time
Ralph Lauren decided to hold his runway show in his actual garage. Models walked amongst a $40 million Bugatti, a candy apple red Ferrari (after which several of the looks were modeled), and one sexy silver Porsche. I’m sure the clothes and cars combined could pay our tuition many times over.
6. Fidget Spinners At Tory Burch
We all thought we could escape that toy our middle school siblings all know and love, the fidget spinner. However, Tory Burch added one as a pendant to a necklace and the internet collectively lost its mind. Art imitates life, no?
Source: Hello Giggles
7. Leslie Jones at Christian Siriano
One of the things about NYFW is that it could be considered a fairly buttoned-up affair. Everyone wants to look good and not end up on a worst-dressed list. Then, Leslie Jones came and saved the day! She sat front row at the Christian Siriano show and yelled, laughed, and showed her deep appreciation for the clothes, which made everyone else around loosen up too. Siriano is known for designing dresses for Jones’ Ghostbusters movie premiers after no other major designers would.
Source: Vanity Fair