Another season down, another New York Fashion Week to say farewell to. In the city that never sleeps, where the hustle is so real you can taste it, we were left satisfied and excited to see where the fashion world is going to take us in the next few years.
This season was unlike the rest in more than just one way. From earth-moving design direction, to plus-size model placement, heads-turned on and off the runway with exceptional street-style complimented by news-worthy buzz.
Designers such as Zac Posen and Prabal Gurung took separate approaches to show-stopping experiences. Zac Posen devoted his time to not only his signature line, but lent a hand in designing for the much needed revamp of the Brooks Brothers Women's Collection, as their newly appointed Creative Director. Prabal Gurung's 2016 S/S show packed a lot of heart with a memorable dedication to his homeland of Nepal. After an earthquake shook Nepal this past April, Gurung took a stand to help the devastation. In his efforts to help, he created a fund that raised nearly a million dollars. As his 2016 S/S show started he brought out a group of robed monks who chanted in prayer leaving the audience in silence. Throughout this collection he gave onlookers an elegant, crisp and soft collection full of heart and childhood memories of Nepal.
This seasons runway opened up many new doors including plus-size models to the roster. Project Runway featured it's first plus size collection, showing a much needed, ground-breaking change to New York Fashion Week. Familiar brands and names, including Marc Jacobs and Chromat also included plus-size models adding curve-worthy styles for any shape and size! There is nothing more exciting than seeing one of our favorite models Ashley Graham, in collaboration with Addition Elle, showing her latest lingerie collection exclusively with curvier models.
It's safe to say this years NYFW showcased new directions, necessary changes, and is steering us for a highly anticipated shift in the industry. It's time to open up new doors within the fashion community and think creatively outside the box.
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Posted by Rachael McCrary
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