New York Fashion Week 2018 for spring/summer 2019 (SS19) womenswear ready-to-wear (RTW) collection has been filled with many celebrations: from Ralph Lauren’s 50th anniversary, Longchamp’s 70th anniversary with its debut show in the city that never sleeps, to Lily Aldridge who walked down the Brandon Maxwell’s runway in her five-month pregnancy status. Read on to catch up with the news that currently trending on Instagram.
Ralph Lauren Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Ralph Lauren’s 50th anniversary had successfully stolen our attention. The brand celebrated it by presenting its SS19 show first and continued it with an after-party on Friday night (September 7). The SS19 show began with models from diverse ethnics and age who walked down the runway. Lauren combined all of his different collection like Purple Label, Double RL, and Polo for the SS19 collection. A-list celebrities and house friends like Blake Lively, Priyanka Chopra, Hillary Clinton, and Oprah Winfrey, sat at the front row of its SS19 show and joined the anniversary/after-party dinner at Central Park’s Bethesda Fountain terrace. Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, and Donna Karan, who are Lauren’s fellow designers, also attended the event to show their support.
Longchamp’s New York Fashion Week Debut
To mark the French brand’s 70th anniversary, Longchamp made their New York Fashion Week debut. On September 8, guests were invited to the World Trade Center to see the SS19 RTW collection. Kendall Jenner, the new Longchamp ambassador, sat at the front row next to Kate Moss, who has been the face of Longchamp for eight years. Best known for its iconic Pliage bag, the new collection seemed to make the Californian look as its inspiration. The key looks were covered in fringe; from luxe leather jackets to gladiator sandals.
Marc Jacobs Larger-Than-Life Collection
Although the show was an hour and a half off schedule, Marc Jacobs’ SS19 collection was worth the wait. On Wednesday night, Jacobs went big with all pastels puffy dresses that covered in ruffles, beads, and feathers. To complete those extravaganza dresses, models carried structured frame bags, beaded clutches, and leather vanity cases with the cherry on top, cocktail hats with netted veils, and bows to don their hair. The other details that stole the attention was over 35 models had their hair dyed to match their ‘60s-inspired looks for the runway. Hair colourist Josh Wood was amazed that many models agreed to have their hair colored in one of the many antique pastel hues. In its SS19 collection, head designer Marc Jacobs truly shows his impeccable taste in working with different fabrics to create the most stylish looks in every of his collection and represents what fashion is really all about.
Michael Kors’ American Summer Dreams
It was a gloomy Wednesday morning in New York, but Michael Kors brought a cheerful energy to Pier 17 at South Street Seaport. For its SS19 collection, the designer served its guests with sun hats, summer dresses, and bikinis. The collection was filled with summer patterns like floral and fruits. Kors emphasized on coordinated looks with matching-color outfit, matching-print bags, and shoes. The Hadid sisters also modelled for the show. Gigi wore a black cut-out dress which featured a sequined bralette attached to a floor-length flowing skirt, while Bella walked the runway in a white blazer and matching short with long black blouse underneath.
Brandon Maxwell’s Colour Block Party
Brandon Maxwell debuted his SS19 Marfa-inspired collection at the Classic Car Club Manhattan on Saturday night. The collection was all about evening dresses, power jumpsuits, and full skirts. Lily Aldridge who was five-months pregnant, walked down the runway with a red dress that perfectly fit her and flaunt her baby bump. The show gave a strong Barbie-doll vibe as red and pink hues were dominating the collection.