There has been a lot of change since New York Fashion Week: The Shows (NYFWS) spring 2017. We have a new, very unpopular president. Public School’s Dao Yi-Chow and Maxwell Osborne has exited DKNY, Peter Topping has left his creative post at Oscar de la Renta, Bibhu Mohapatra is restructuring his fashion brand and several designers, Sophie Theallet, Tom Ford, and Marc Jacobs have vowed to never dress FLOTUS Melania Trump.
Although all these somewhat tumultuous changes may cause consternation and unrest in the hearts of many, the fashion industry embraces change better than any other industry. In the words of Heidi Klum, “one day you are in, the next day you are out.” All so true in the mercurial world of fashion!!
For fall 2017, if New York Fashion Week: Men’s is any indication, expect some political fashion, Trump beware!! Also expect more vintage fashion and homages, a glance back at gentler times. And don’t forget the absence of Tom Ford, Tommy Hilfiger, and Vera Wang, as we have already covered at Fashion Reverie on our weekly Fashion News Alerts.
Another, for some, happy absence is the departure of Moynihan Station as a NYFWS approved venue. That said; additional venues this season include Industria Superstudios and the Highline Hotel, as well as the return of Skylight Clarkson, Pier 59 and Spring Studios.
There will be a few returns to the NYFWS roster this season including the much- anticipated return of Richie Rich, Philip Plein, and Club Monaco. Newcomers to the NYFWS roster is the Brock Collection, RtA, Theatre Products, Hakan, Akkaya, Laurence & Chico, Romeo Hunt, Beaufile, Christoper Esber, Nina Tiari, Mimi Prober, and Rookie USA.
Happy New York Fashion Week!!