New York Fashion Week may have wrapped, but the editors and fashion teams have packed their glam bags and are off to cover London Fashion Week. Here in the Big Apple the week of shows came with some interesting shows, crazed schedules, political messages and some noticeable changes in some of the shows. Today we are counting down some of our favorite moments from NYFW Fall 2017. So sit back as we bring you the highlights without the fuss.
Fashion is making their political voice heard this week and quite loudly. NYFW designers and models on and off the runway are utilizing their talent and art to speak up about the current issues we are facing. It was to be expected with women’s rights being challenged, immigration injustices and the talk of walls and bans in the White House. We were wondering just a few weeks ago why there was so much silence from the fashion industry. Well, it looks as though they decided to let the clothes do the talking. Shows like Prabal Gurung, Public School, Christian Siriano just to name a few, made their beliefs quite clear on the runway. We are all living in a world that is completely different than it was ten years ago, five years ago or even five months ago when we last had fashion month. With so much divisiveness and uncertainty, the one thing that we can do is spread kindness, solidarity and strength. The fashion industry has a list of designers from countries from around the world and has always had a strong female presence. The statement of inclusiveness is so important right now as is staying united as a collective. With three more days left of NYFW and many eyes on the headlines, it will be interesting to see who else on the fashion roster will rise to the occasion. What do you think fashionistas? How do you feel about the fashion industry taking a political stand during fashion week?
Day one at NYFW has concluded. Today we bring you some highlights of what opening day at the tents looked like for Fall/Winter 2017. We start with the Brock Collection. Never heard of them? Ok here is the rundown. The design team consists of a husband and wife, Laura Vassar and Kris Brock who won the top prize at the CFDA/Vogue fashion fund award. Here comes their first presentation since their big win. We enjoyed this collection and once again from the looks of things, textures and luxe furs continue to make strong statements for next fall (although we prefer faux, we’ll take the real deal as inspiration). There were lady-like looks including pencil skirts, poufy dresses and polished daywear. We loved the cinched waistlines, plaids and gingham patterns with nude and camel tones. Another collection that we enjoyed was Ulla Johnson. Her pieces had bohemian elements with exceptional outerwear tailoring. Knit ruffled dresses, florals and velvet boots all were part of the story in this collection that was not just uplifting but ultra feminine. A solid start to New York Fashion Week!
We can all agree that many of us are suffering from political fatigue as of late. Even if you never touch upon the topic, somehow you have come across the endless daily headlines. Trying to decipher what is real and what is not in the news is a daily occurrence and using our best judgment has certainly become almost a superhero-like power. With so many polarized points of views and contentious discussions, we all need a bit of distraction and for all those who love fashion there are some ‘alternative options’. Today marks the official first day of New York Fashion Week, which has also been hit with 2017’s first big snow storm. We are also in the midst of award season, with the Grammy’s on February 12th (we will have all the fashion best dressed on the blog), and the Oscars on February 26th. Oh, and FYI there are a handful of quality movies like Fences, Lion, Hidden Figures and La La Land to detract from the world’s chaos.
Now it’s true that the Fashion Industry is going through some transitions. We just learned last week that Riccardo Tisci has said farewell to his post at Givenchy after 12 years (he’s rumored to be headed to Versace). For the past couple of years, the shuffling of head designers at fashion brands have been fast and furious. It seems everyone is trying to find what works best for them in this economy. More American designers are opting to use the ‘see now – buy now’ motto for their fashion shows in order to connect with consumers and drive more sales. European high-end brands have not agreed to go in this direction, yet. And talk about more changes, more shows are presenting downtown as well as some major names have dropped out of the New York schedule. Tommy Hilfiger has moved his show to LA, as well as Rebecca Minkoff, Tom Ford and others. It does leave more room for new designers to find a spot on the calendar in the big apple so that should be refreshing.
Nevertheless, there is an excitement to seeing new collections, ideas, inspirations and yes even the political and social messages mixed with creativity that designers may provide. We can’t wait to see what comes down the runway. So come on board the One Style at a Time fashion train and together let’s enjoy what’s on the horizon for Fall 2017.
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American fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger and model Gigi Hadid were the power duo that took over Pier 16 on Friday evening during NYFW. As a brand ambassador, Gigi collaborated together with Tommy this season for a one of a kind autumn/winter 2016 collection labeled TommyxGigi. Tommy’s show was set in a carnival themed event at the legendary South Street Seaport in New York City. The ambiance included arcade games, food stands, amusement rides including a Ferris wheel with 80s music blaring in the background. Once you arrived at Pier 16 (named Tommy Pier), you knew this wasn’t going to be an ordinary fashion show, this was going to be an experience. Gigi opened the show with one of the best looks of the night. A military jacket, a tied nautical shirt, fringed neck scarf and high-waisted leather pants. The rest of the collection was true to Hilfiger’s American style. Among the many looks, there were knits sweaters, oversized hoodies, wool capes and of course plenty of anchors, red, white and navy. The style of this collection is something that surely resonates with famous model Hadid. Not only because she co-designed the looks but also because it is fitting of her ‘off duty’ street style. Overall, this event was a winning moment for Tommy, Gigi and American fashion. Visit and follow One Style at a Time’s Instagram account to view additional photos and videos of our experience at the #TOMMYNOW show.