New York Fashion Week was full of excellent first- and second-timers showing exciting clothes at incubators like Milk and The White Space(located at Jeff Koons’ studio), as well as new venues such as the Highline Hotel. Here are the best we’ve seen so far.
Italian designer Serafina Sama’s New York Fashion Week debut brings some mid-century Slim Aarons glamour back into the city, with Campari-red car coats, sunset-orange A-line skirts and raw-edge linen capes with fun details like fringe pockets.
Parsons alums Beckett Fogg and Piotrek Panszczyk (inset) specialize in textile development and embossing, producing luxurious, textured basics in Egyptian cotton and French lamé. A series of bodysuits and trackpants featuring puff prints of Leonardo DiCaprio’s face belong at Opening Ceremony STAT.
Spanish designer Alejandra Alonso’s Jazz Age Lawn Party clothes have us dreaming of summer already: kicky tennis separates, crisp shorts suits and pointy-toed flats, all inspired by photos of her grandparents vacationing in Biarritz.
This young British designer started hand-painting her languid, ’70s-inspired kimonos while studying fashion in London, but she’s recently expanded to digital printing due to demand. Lucky us!
LVMH Prize finalist Chris Gelinas’ third collection — featuring poplin sportswear, sumptuous jacquard dresses and techy T-shirts with surprising details like sari-sashes and colorful piping — represents a breakthrough for this rising star.
Singaporean designers Koon Lim and Catrine The know how to make a splash, utilizing a stark white set to Kubrickian effect, with models wearing PVC visors. The clothes, thankfully, stand up to the drama, mixing crafty details like woven tapestry textiles and fringe with sporty fabrics in clean cuts.