All About New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week (NYFW) is a biannual episode organized each year in the month of February and September and is an excellent opportunity for the fashion business to come into limelight.

New York Fashion Week

History Of NYFW

The seeds of this event were sown in the year 1943 by the name “Press Week” by Eleanor Lambert who was then a press director of the New York Dress Institute.

Back in those days, during world war 2, people were more inclined towards the French Fashion and hence to divert their attention Press Week came into being.

It was during this time that people in fashion business faced difficulty in traveling to the Paris shows so this episode was offered as an alternative. The humungous success of Press Week leads to magazines like Vogue covering more American designers in comparison to the previous years.

It was in the mid-1950s Press Week was renamed as Press Week Of New York. The show was spreading its wings at various different locations throughout the city.

The 1990 episode turned out to be catastrophic when a piece of the ceiling fell on a model during the presentation of Michael Kors Collection. After this incident, the people in the business were forced to have a second thought about the show being held at different venues across the city.

In 1993, Fern Mallis, the head of the Council Of Fashion Designers Of America came up with the idea of merging all the different fashion shows at Bryant Park which was named “7th on 6th” after the event management company founded by The Council Of Fashion Designers Of America(CFDA).

Later in the year 2001, IMG bought 7th in 6th which then became recognized as “New York Fashion Week”,  Olympus became the title sponsor of it in 2004 and Mercedes Benz took no time in conquering this position.

And hence in the year 2007, the name became “Mercedes Benz Fashion Week”. The Bryant Park went short of space in the season of 2010 as the press and buyers increased in number, hence the venue changed to Lincoln Center.

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

According to the recent updates the IMG shows are named “New York Fashion Week: The shows” and are held in the skylight at Moynihan Station and skylight at Clarkson Square. Since the origin in the year 1943 to the present season, NYFW has bloomed to a large extent.

Every season the fashion faces glorify the New York City and grab the attention of the entire fashion industry along with several photographers waiting to capture the look of the era.

New York Fashion Week 2019

New York Fashion Week 2019 Schedule

This year as well, New York Fashion Week 2019 was organized according to the following schedule:

6th February 2019,Wednesday

Time New York Fashion Week 2019 Designers

6 pm

11 Honore

8:30pm to 11pm

Harlem’s Fashion Row Special Event

7th February 2019, Thursday

10 amIndonesian Diversity
11 amNoon by Noor
2 pm Laurence & Chico
2 pm Tadashi Shoji
3 pm Elie Tahari
4 pm Jiri Kalfar
5 pm Hogan Mclaughlin
6 pm Jonathan Cohen
7 pm Nicole Miller
8 pm Badgley Mischka
8:30 pm Telfar
9 pm Alessandro Trincone

8th February 2019,Friday

10 am Brock Collection
11 am Hellessy
1 pm Fashion Hong Kong
2 pm Nonie
3 pm Cushnie
4 pm – 6 pm Glemaud
5 pm Chiara Boni
5 pm Chromat
8 pm Jeremy Scott
9 pm Kim Shui

9th February 2019,Saturday

10 am Self Portrait
11 am Taoray Wang
12 pm – 1:30 pm Cino A Sept
1 pm Dirty Pineapple
1 pm Son Jung Wan
2 pm Adeam
4 pm Christian Siriano
5 pm Jonathan Simkhai
5 pm Priscavera
6 pm Brandon Maxwell
6 pm Concept Korea
8 pm John Elliott
8 pm Asia Fashion Collection
9 pm Ameliewang
9 pm Pony X Harbin

10th February 2019,Sunday

9 am – 12 pm Rosetta Getty
10 am Rebecca Minkoff
11 am Claudia Li
12:30 pm Unwonted
1 pm Hakan Akkaya
1 pm Lanyu
3 pm & 6 pm Global Fashion Collective
4 pm Mark Gong
5 pm Dion Lee
6 pm Ryan Roche
7 pm Prabal Gurung
9 pm Laquan Smith
9 pm Seven Crash

11th February 2019,Monday

11 am -12 pm Studio 189
12 pm Zimmermann
1 pm – 3 pm Alice + Olivia By Stacey Bendet
1 pm Suncun
2 pm Cong Tri
2 pm Dennis Basso
5 pm Bibhu Mohapatra
5 pm – 6 pm Veronica Beard
7 pm Anna Sui
9 pm Yajun

12th February 2019,Tuesday

10 am Phuong My
11 am Li Ning
11 am Sally Lapointe
1 pm Christian Cowan
3 pm Naeem Khan
4 pm – 6 pm Rosie Assoulin
5 pm Burnett New York
5 pm Cynthia Rowley
5 pm Turkish Designers
6 pm John John
8 pm Chocheng
9 pm The Blonds
9 pm Caafd Emerging Designer Showcase

13th February 2019,Wednesday

9 amLeaf Xia
11 amCalvin Luo
12 pmStaud
3 pmLuar
4 pmRosa Cha
6 pm Zang Toi
8 pmFashion For Peace
9 pmAffair

Highlights Of NYFW 2019

New York Fashion Week 2019

The International fashion collections took over the stage and got the attention from buyers, press and the general public.

On one hand, big names such as Escada, Victoria Beckham, Pyer Moss were absent in the NY calendar while on the other hand, Palm Angels showed up for the first time.

Unlike previous years where New York Fashion Week used to be divided into slots of briefer weeks, NYFW and NYFW men’s, this season both of them were merged leading to overlapping menswear and womenswear shows.

Breaking the stereotype even further and making the show more gender neutral, Tom Ford’s show which was scheduled on Wednesday, 6th February at 8 pm featured both male and female models who glorified the ramp for both menswear and womenswear.

Fashion speaks for itself and the accessories of Papyrus shouted out loud nothing but glamour. The shimmering diamonds and gems had the audience by its side at the first gaze.

Stats Of New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week 2019 Audience

New York Fashion Week 2019 has reported racial diversity to have moved forward by 1%. This season 45.8% of the models cast in NY were women of color, on the other hand, it was 44.8% in the last season of spring.

Racial diversity was the only area which showed improvement while the decline was observed in both plus size and transgender model appearances by 49 to 37 and 53 to 29 respectively. Geriatric models were least represented.

Some of the best runaway looks which stole the show were Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors Collection, Oscar De La Renta, Sally Lapointe, Longchamp.

“Fashion is like eating, you shouldn’t stick to the same menu”-Kenzo Takadas

New York Fashion Week Tickets

There are two types of New York Fashion Week Shows:

  • Industry Shows
  • Open-to-the-public Shows

Industry shows are reserved for the buyers and press. To attend an industry show, register with their producers directly or contact the design house directly.

One of the biggest producers, for eg. is IMG. It’s registration opens up a few weeks before the events. Thousands of people apply and only a small numbers of applications are accepted. There’s also an application fee (around 80$), which doesn’t guarantee approval.

Also, even if the application is approved, that still doesn’t guarantee admission. It simply allows you to submit to the various designers for their consideration to actually attend shows.

More and more opportunities are being offered to the public, via prize giveaways, and opportunities to buy tickets, from people such as Macy’s, emerging designers, and more for Open-to-the-public Shows.

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