Highlights from New York Fashion Week 2023

Highlights from New York Fashion Week 2023

This fall, New York Fashion Week took place between September 7 through September 13, and it was a lot. The thing is all the mess and mishaps that were happening distracted us from the big brand shows. And we can’t wait to share the highlights with you. Keep scrolling! 

This year’s Coach show was supposed to celebrate 10 years of Stuart Vevers as creative director of the brand. Of course, people were talking about it – not because of the collection but because of the PETA activists crashing the show.

Activists walked the runway with the models and held banners calling to cancel the brand for using real leather. They looked like a part of the show, which confused even the operators. The camera guy focused on a protester with the raw meat body art for a long time, probably thinking she was a model. This moment became viral and made people talk that the protest was actually planned as Coach benefited greatly from the talks and virality.

Fashion experts made everyone anticipate the Helmut Lang show saying it would be the only show worth the attention. It was interesting to see because it was the first collection curated by Peter Do, protégé of Phoebe Philo. He is known to appreciate and follow the Old Celine style that many love and praise. However, the collection didn’t meet the expectations, and that’s why everyone was talking about it. The opinions were divided, but everyone could say that it was too early to say anything. Let’s wait and see!

Ralph Lauren made a comeback to Fashion Week after one season skipped. Besides tons of gold and American glamour which were featured in the collection, everyone discussed celebrity models that walked for the brand: Imaan Hammam, Vlada Roslyakova, Mariacarla Boscono, Christy Turlington, and Natalia Vodianova. However, the show wasn’t flawless – Natalia Vodianova stepped on the train of Christy Turlington’s dress and nearly fell.

The dirty show of Elena Velez made a lot of fuss. The designer literally made models wade through the mud on the runway while wearing clothes that resembled rags. What was it all about? This was Elena Velez’s criticism of “the sanitization and unilateralization of womanhood in popular culture”. But we have to say, it’s not the first time we see mud and dirt on the runway – we’ve seen Balenciaga do it before.

Besides risque and weird outfits, Fashion Week is a great source if you wish to study trends. The safest trend we saw in New York this year was the white coat. Super chic, super safe, and super pretty – as seen in many shows.

The extraordinary trend that became viral was the metallic flowers by Palomo Spain. These accessories caught everyone’s eye and drew more attention than the collection they were supposed to support.

If you liked the white coat trend, make yourself one using any coat pattern supported by video lessons. Check out the Vikisews video course collection.

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