New York Fashion Week ended on September 17th. This year, due to the global coronavirus pandemic, the organizers were forced to reduce not only the number of participants in the event but also the period of its holding. Thus, all collections of the spring-summer 2021 season were presented within 4 days instead of the usual 6. The format of the event also underwent some changes - most brands for security reasons refused offline shows and presented their collections in the form of lookbooks. Designers, who nevertheless dared to demonstrate the results of their work in a usual way, had to comply with many strict rules - no more than 50 people were present at the shows and presentations, and the indoor shows were held without spectators.
Jason Wu, Anna Sui, Rodarte, Aknvas, Tom Ford, Maxhosa Africa, Christian Siriano, Duncan, Private Policy, Brock, Overcoat, Bevza, Khaite, and others took part in the fashion week. Even though each collection was original and unique, all designers seem to have agreed on one idea - love for each other and life, freedom of speech, and choice should be at the head of the table.
We made the short reviews of some NYFW collections, that we loved the most. Check it out!
Jason Wu fashion show started the New York Fashion Week. The designer dedicated his spring-summer 2021 collection to the escapism. Wearing these Hawaiian style shirts, striped pants, spaghetti straps dresses and bold color suits, multicolored beads, and gold chains you will get the right mood to escape from gray routine days and plunge into the world full of love and joy. It's important to say that all the decorations used for the show will be donated to the GMHC (Gay Men's Health Crisis) HIV/AIDS service organization.
Tom Ford spring 2021 collection was inspired by the documentary about Antonio Lopez, 1970s fashion illustrator. This explains the presence of bright colors on jackets, wide trousers, flying dresses. Some of the designs are reminiscent of iconic Gucci pieces from the late 90s - at that time Tom Ford was the creative director of the Italian brand and tickled the nerves of the public, creating revealing outfits with extremely deep necklines and flashy prints.
"The last thing I want to see are serious clothes," Ford explained. "I think we need an escape. I think we want to smile. I know what's going on in our world right now doesn't make us want to smile. So that's what I've done: hopeful clothes that make you smile."
Rodarte spring-summer 2021 collection has a mix of pink, blue, red, white, and black colors. Country-style sundresses with floral prints, bombers and wedding dresses, hats decorated with different flowers and plants, silk scarves with geometric patterns, and thin organza gloves became the part of the elegant, feminine, and very romantic line.
Christian Siriano held the show at his country house. The spring-summer 2021 collection includes plaid suits, dresses with lantern sleeves, tops with asymmetrical tops, corsets, voluminous layered skirts, as well as a transparent lace suit and a little black dress decorated with feather wings. All looks were complemented by protective masks. The designer also encouraged the public to come to the election of the new US President - on hats, masks, maxi dress, and gloves, one could see a large VOTE inscription. The final exit of fabulous Coco Rocha, a pregnant model walked the runway in the long red dress with a lush train, was a pleasant surprise.