Before we bid farewell to New York Fashion Week and cross the pond over to London, we look back at highlights that took place during the first week of fashion month. From designers adopting the new consumer driven model to an Instagram-worthy showcase courtesy of Tommy Hilfiger’s high-sea presentation, read our recap on Part 2 of NYFW Fall 2016 in the slides ahead.
NYFW Part 2 Highlights Recap
Anchors Aweigh on the T.H. Atlantic
Tommy Hilfiger is known for putting on a show. Last season, he took us to the Caribbean; and for Fall 2016 ready-to-wear, he took his collection aboard a mock cruise ship with Gigi Hadid leading the lineup of models dressed in nautical-inspired pieces.
Naeem Khan Grants Wishes
Indian-American fashion designer Naeem Khan is known for his richly embellished gowns. For Fall 2016, the designer drew inspiration from the art-deco architecture of New York City. Among the highlights of the presentation were the designer’s beaded-fringe flapper dresses, sheer cutout gowns, and velvet embossed kaftans. Closing the show, Khan collaborated with Make-A-Wish Foundation where the designer invited 11-year-old Trinity Faith Moran to attend the showcase and take to the stage for the final walk.
The Row Returns
Last season, designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen took their show to Paris. This season The Row returned to its original NYFW calendar slot where the identical twin sisters presented a neutral palette collection that consisted of fit-and-flare coats, clean tailored separates, and embellished column gowns.
A red carpet favorite, Lebanese designer Reem Acra delivered an ultra-feminine lingerie-inspired collection. Infused with seduction, Acra offered gowns with sheer lace bodices, beaded transparent dresses, and silhouettes coupled with dramatic fringe that would please fans of her label including Olivia Wilde, Leslie Mann, and Suki Waterhouse.
Lady Gaga’s stylist Brandon Maxwell showcased his collection at the swanky Monkey Bar in New York City. Models including Imaan Hammam descended the venue’s zebra print staircase in clothes that oozed sophistication. The predominantly all-black lineup with flashes of separates in white consisted of sharp cigarette pants, plunging necklines, and tailored eveningwear options.