It’s only been a few days since the end of New York Fashion Week, but it already feels like I’ve lived many lives since then. What can I say? From jetting to The Plaza for Staud to roaming around The Museum of Natural History for Tory Burch, you could say the week was busy. Plus, the weather was—I’ll say this as nicely as possible—unpleasant, so amidst the heavy rain and high humidity, sitting in the dry venues and watching beautiful clothing come down the runway were the moments I was looking forward to.
Amidst the long schedule, here are some highlights of the scene. Sandy Liang had a bow-filled show with on-brand guests, including Lola Tung from The Summer I Turned Pretty who wore a full “pretty” look from the designer. Mansur Gavriel took over Orchard Street to celebrate the brand’s 10th anniversary with fresh snacks, a tower of their iconic bucket bag, and models walking through the streets. Wes Gordon showed his spring collection for Caroline Herrera in The Whitney Museum of Art, where models walked outside to give outside guests a view. Ralph Lauren returned to the show calendar (The last time he presented in New York was September 2019.) It’s these moments that make fashion week so dreamy.
Despite designers showing their spring 2024 collections, there were a plethora of trends I wanted to peel off the runway and wear immediately. (Some shows even had ‘See Now and Buy Now’ options, so I’m not the only one.) Showgoers (and models) held fans as they battled the heat, but there were a lot of other moments that deserve your attention. Modern futurism at Tory Burch had our entire team texting each other in a frenzy. Proenza Schouler brought out red tights (and coordinating red dresses) that our editor-in-chief and I immediately ran to mimic following the show. Staud brought back ’90s-inspired pastels that we couldn’t help but swoon over. While the weather may have been a little chaotic this season, there were gems amongst the week we’re holding onto till spring.