Top Moments of New York Fashion Week 2017

As Carrie Bradshaw once wisely proclaimed, “Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward to the future ...this is known as Fashion Week.” Fashion Week is like a holiday in New York, the energy just seems to shift for one week every season. Living in New York, keeping up with Fashion Week is not only a homework assignment for me but a hobby. Celebrities fill the front rows of top designer shows, the models strut their stuff on runways that look more like a stage, and most importantly; you get to see all of the hot, fresh trends for the following season! 

I want to discuss how breathtaking the runways were this season and how the interesting runway theatrics and decorations this season made the shows more unique than the past years. Musical performance on the runway was a big trend this season. Hip musicians like 21 Savage, Lil Uzi Vert, and Migos hit the runways with amazing performances that hyped the crowds.

Marc Jacobs had the complete opposite idea for his runway show, by stopping the music. This was a performance that caught the attention of the audience and drew them into focusing solely on the clothing instead of being distracted. The interesting part about this show, is that his 2017 collection was heavily influenced by hip-hop. Marc Jacob’s collection was exceptionally interesting this season. The models did not sport the expected crazy makeup/hairdos that Jacobs’ is known for. Instead, the collection consisted of many muted tones, oversized coats, and unique hats.

Another hugely anticipated show that did not disappoint was Thom Browne’s Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear Collection. Browne transformed his runway into what appeared to be a frozen lake and had the models walking in what appeared to be impossible-to-walk-in heels. His show was also penguin themed, which did not seem to be a big hit among critics. The models wore eery, had artistic eye makeup and almost had a “frozen” look to them. This was one of the most theatrical shows of NYFW. The show was a success, but I just wonder if the theatrics may have taken away from the actual designs.

If you are a fashion lover, you are aware of the highly anticipated Calvin Klein and Raf Simons collection. In 2016, Simons was given the role of CK company Chief Creative Officer. By looking at the runway, you are able to see hints of Simon’s creative guidance. It was a lovely show, and even though the runway design was pretty ordinary, no one seemed to care due to Simon’s creative fashion direction. 

If I was to discuss every fun runway, energetic performance, and high-end designer from NYFW, this would never end! NYFW is now over, but its energy will linger in the air of NYC for quite some time. 

- Reanna Pergolizzi