The Craziest, Coolest Happenings At NYFW

From fainting models to the dog filter, it’s been an unbelievable week


1. Yeezy drama

The Yeezy Season 4 show was hogging headlines at the start of NYFW, and for all the wrong reasons. First, head honcho Kanye West struck nerves when he made a casting call for ‘multi-racial women only’. Then, the show started two whole hours late, and models were made to stand in the sun for hours without water. One fainted, and numerous models ended up sitting down due to fatigue. 

2. Jonathan Saunders debuts first collection for DVF

Jonathan Saunders, who closed his eponymous label in 2015, debuted his first collection for Diane Von Furstenberg as the brand’s first chief creative officer. Saunder’s signature use of whimsical, graphic prints, married with Diane Von Furtenberg’s equally fun, modern and vibrant designs proved to be a hit at NYFW, and the collection was met with critical praise.

Photo: @dvf via Instagram

3. Thom Browne’s Stranger Things-esque runway show

We’re pretty sure Thom Browne’s been binge-watching Stranger Things, if his trippy, out-of-this-world SS17 show is any indication.

4.Opening Ceremony’s politically-charged show

In light of the upcoming US presidential elections, Opening Ceremony transformed its runway into a platform for political pageant. Besides models, celebrities — from Parks & Rec’s Rashida Jones to Orange is the New Black’s Natasha Lyonne and even Whoopi Goldberg — took the stage to both showcase Opening Ceremony’s SS17 collection and share their political views in a way that’s both humorous and timely.


5. These shoes by Hood by Air

We are so confused. 


6. Tommy Hilfiger’s magical carnival-themed show

Tommy Hilfiger built the best runway set ever for its Spring/Summer 2017 show. New York City’s South Street Seaport Pier 16 was transformed into a carnival, complete with rides (including a ferris wheel!), a boxing ring, temporary tattoo stall, a burger stand, and so much more awesome stuff. The show also saw the debut of the TommyXGigi capsule

Photo: @tommyhilfiger via Instagram

7. Models weren’t all tall and thin Caucasians

Diversity — in terms of skin tone and body type — has long been an issue in the fashion industry. At NYFW, it seems like change is slowly becoming more tangible as designers made concerted efforts to represent all women on the runways. Rachel Comey got her friends and family — men and women of all ages — to model her clothes; J.Crew enlisted the help of its own employees, family and friends from ages 13 to 70 for their showcase; and Byron Lars Beauty Mark and Christian Siriano both brought together a cast of models that had diverse skin tones and body types. Here’s hoping this continues at the rest of the fashion weeks.

8. Snapchat filters came to life at Desigual

For the Snapchat-selfie obsessed, Desigual’s runway beauty look is a literal dream come true. Models walked the runway with the puppy, floral, gilded butterfly filters (and much more) painted on their faces.

Photo: @desigual via Instagram

9.Photographers paid tribute to Bill Cunningham

To pay tribute to iconic fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, who passed away in June, photographers at the Nicholas K show were given and wore blue jackets — reminiscent of the ones Bill Cunningham famously wore.

For more on Fashion, head here. Or check out Highlights From The Michael Kors Spring 17 Show or Meet The First Designer To Present At NYFW With Hijabs

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