NEW YORK CITY, NY — With New York Fashion Week now in the books, did the fashion industry’s most storied event help make fashion great again?
For the first time in over a year, many have gathered in the nation’s media and fashion capital to see the hottest new looks, designers, models and freshest new faces to watch for. In the midst of a global pandemic that has killed over 650,000 in the United States, and 4.6 million worldwide, a much-maligned U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the 20th anniversary of 9/11, emotions in the Big Apple are high and the atmosphere is intense.
Thankfully, the return of NYFW—as well as the Met Gala, and notable A-listers such as Paris Hilton, Sarah Paulson, Megan Fox, Alicia Silverstone, Katie Holmes, Kylie and Kendall Jenner wearing their best—at various Fashion Week runway shows and parties, as well as A-list models such as Anna Alimani, offered some much-needed respite, and a well-time distraction.
With shows such as VIP New York Fashion Week, Flying Solo NYFW and Society Fashion Week being staged in and around various parts of the city in places such as Angel Sorensaz down on the Lower East Side, the Marquis in Times Square, and hip swanky places such as Cubico down in SoHo, the traditional runways of yesteryear have been replaced open-air pop-ups with the iconic NYC skyline as a backdrop, Brooklyn Grange, Hudson River, Central Park and the East Village in starring roles as the new hip and urban extras giving NYFW that hipster, chic and edgy vibe.
New and notable designers such as, Christian Siriano, Proenza Schouler, Peter Do and Collina Strada are among the 30 international designers and artists showing their stuff have already showed that flamboyant and flowing gowns, UNI_KE’s edgy street fashion and boho chic to Vizcaya Swimwear’s sleek and sexy.
Make no mistake New York Fashion Week is back, with a bang, and the world is all better for it.