The Row Fall 2020

Designer duo Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen presented their Fall Winter 2020 collection during New York Fashion Week, at the Greenwich Street studio. This marked The Row’s 10th anniversary of their first New York Fashion Week show. An installation of sculptures by Beverly Pepper—an American artist who worked in stone, corten steel, and iron, served as a backdrop for the effortless and minimalist collection.

Gigi Hadid opened the show in a gray three-piece suit, elbow-length gloves, and leather slippers. The lineup was a characteristically sleek run of tailoring – remarkable for its lightness and ease; layers upon layers of slouching, tonal elegance executed with the painstaking finesse that imbues every facet of the brand. Check out the amazing lineup below.

Dion Lee Fall 2020

Australian designer Dion Lee has debuted his Fall/Winter 2020 collection at New York Fashion Week featuring his signature technical aesthetic and innovative construction. Along with his new pieces, the designer featured a selection of jewelry on the runway spanning from earrings, necklaces and chain-link constructions found throughout the men’s and women’s collection. Lee told Vogue:

“The collection started with this idea of incorporating jewelry elements into the clothes. I found this chain for myself that I have been wearing for the past year… [it informed the development of] a custom chain that moves between the jewelry, bags, shoes and into the clothes, used to gather fabric, to control pleating and to bring in the silhouettes in places.”

The presentation extended throughout each floor of The Shed in New York where the models descended down the elevators showcasing the latest designs. Dresses, shirts, jackets and other silhouettes arrived in a range of textures and tonal color palettes, as well as indigo tie-dye techniques. Lingerie-inspired corsetry has been incorporated into the women’s collection altering its restrictive fabric by using softer materials like jersey.

Check out the collection below.

Michael Kors Spring Summer 2020

Held at a warehouse in the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard, Michael Kors presented his Spring 2020 collection. Inspired by a recent visit to Ellis Island with his husband, where he learned about his immigrant great-grandparent’s American beginnings, Kors sought to create a line surrounded by “newness, revival and optimism.”

Kors embodied those patriotic messages in the form of clothes, with a nationalistic palette of red, white and blue gingham, knitwear and dresses. All of the looks culminated in perhaps the simplest, yet most head-turning of them all: A navy and white sweater with the word “HATE” slashed down the middle.

“As the world gets worse, it’s the only ammunition we have,” Kors said to Vogue about his fuel behind the collection, while later tweeting: “I am a native New Yorker and I wanted this show to highlight the strength and optimism and can-do attitude of our city.”

The Row Spring Summer 2020

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen showed their latest collection for The Row at their Greenwich Street studio and this season is one of the most “Olsen twins” things you’ll ever see. Think of the most precisely cut black short-sleeve camp shirt you’ve ever seen, in what appeared to be a technical fabric, cut into an A-line shape with low slant pockets, worn over black cigarette pants and transparent sandals. A pair of white carpenter pants with the perfect heft, worn with a long-sleeve white T-shirt and woven flat shoes was Everlane for the .001 percent, while a crisp navy utility pocket midi skirt with black turtleneck and blue button-down tucked in conjured #OldCeline.

There were pieces in luxe materials to look out for, of course — a tan leather whisper-weight pencil skirt, for example, worn with a lemon-yellow button down, and a crocodile trench that was an heirloom in the making.

The designers are masters of proportion, as with the considered length of a black blazer over a pleated white poplin skirt, worn with haute Tevas and socks. Or the oversized lavender oxford shirt that fell just so over rolled-up khaki pants that Miss Hepburn would love.

Embellishment was next to nonexistent, and the more dressed-up pieces had a humble glamour, as on a collaged black-lace patchwork sundress and palazzo pants, and the most charming white cotton strapless sundress with fold-over detail at the bodice. Those searching for beauty needn’t have looked far, however — it was all there in the construction.

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Oscar De La Renta Spring Summer 2020

Oscar de la Renta show transported guests to the Dominican Republic by way of brightly-colored kaftans, sheer skirts, raffia fringe, and of course, their signature gorgeous gowns.

“We really wanted to tap into the house’s Latin American roots,” designer Fernando Garcia told Vogue, who like Mr. de la Renta, is Dominican himself.

Potted green trees and other plants decorated the runway space at the Cunard building, along with blue, yellow and coral pillars.

A model kicked off the show wearing an almost-neon pink blazer over a sheer pink and creamsicle-orange one-shouldered mini dress decorated with an oversized-sheer bow that flowed down the back. The show continued to move from vacation-inspired looks—including an amazing blue gown with a plunging neckline and bow at the waist—into more evening wear styles.

Take a look at Oscar de la Renta’s Spring Summer 2020 collection below!

Tom Ford Spring Summer 2020

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Tom Ford presented his Spring Summer 2020 ready-to-wear collection at the New York Fashion Week. Models including Gigi Hadid and Kaia Gerber showcased the look that balanced high-octane elegance with edgy Manhattan cool. Indeed a disused subway platform beneath Kenmare Street served as the backdrop.

The show opened modestly with draped Grecian gowns in lilac, delicate silk pants and baseball hats. Trouser suits worn over draped T-shirts and trapeze-style dress-coats suggested that the designer had been experimenting with covering up.

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But everything that came after was classic Ford, who made his name at Gucci in the late-Nineties with a highly sexual aesthetic.

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Moulded PVC bustiers, bralettes and slashed-open swimwear were among the most head-turning pieces last night, while he celebrated the power of the female form with backless tailored jumpsuits.

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Coach Spring Summer 2020

Coach took over the newest section of New York’s High Line on Tuesday afternoon to present its spring/summer 2020 collection – it was an apt backdrop for a collection which took the city as its starting point.

Coach designer Stuart Vevers explained that he wanted to “celebrate the city, the daylight … with our gang stomping the High Line.” New York, he explained, “has always been part of my references but it’s always been juxtaposed with the prairie or the American mid-west or a road trip”.

Prints made an appearance in the collection. Vevers is designing a collection for a new decade; the 20s. As such, he says, “it’s important to be optimistic … but that doesn’t “mean a blind optimism … not being aware of the things that are happening around us.” His take on optimism was nodded to in turquoise jumpers with pink shrimp designs and a triptych of Wine Gum-bright dresses to close the show.

Jason Wu Spring Summer 2019

Jason Wu presented Spring 2019 collection at 60 White Street, a Historic Building in the Heart of Tribeca. The collection focuses on the core of the brand’s DNA – American couture craftsmanship, refined materials and ultra-feminine silhouettes. This goes back to everything that has held true to Jason, including his love of botanicals which have been a consistent thematic exploration in the line. Draping also takes center stage with fluid jerseys, chiffons and tulles, representing what is at the heart of the label—impeccably refined femininity.

A sense of glamour is palpable in two nude organza pieces which are embroidered with thousands of Swarovski crystals. These are arranged in clusters of “bouquets” that wrap intricately around the body. The contrast between the sheer nude organza and the extravagant crystals in natural and golden shadow hues give the pieces a seductive modern edge in a luxurious garden oasis.