After a year and a half of being inside, outside is opening up again, and the Fashion World is dusting off its frocks for its first big forays of 2021. With vaccinations increasing and Covid restrictions softening, events are slowly popping up (and I’m sure we’re all ready to hop back on the social circuit).
Fashion Week is on the calendar for September 8th-15th, and while the line up is still looking a little...dry, here are a few big events you can look forward to.
Moschino will show their Spring/Summer 2022 collection in New York on Thursday, September 9th, and Fashion Bomb Daily will be having its own event towards the end of the week.
Word on the curb is that the MTV Video Music Awards will take place in Brooklyn at Barclays Center, on Sunday, September 12th, with a series of 9/11 activations leading up to the live taping. This is the first time the Awards show has been back to BK in 8 years, with sadly no word on the host or performances--yet.
Then, on September 13th, the Met Ball aka the Superbowl of Style, will bow again with the theme of American Independence, and a Celebration of American Fashion Design.
Though the star studded, fashion filled fete normally takes place the first Monday in May, it has been pushed to NYFW with great fanfare. Andrew Bolton, the Wendy Yu Curator in Charge of the Costume Institute, told Vogue, “I really do believe that American fashion is undergoing a renaissance. I think young designers in particular are at the vanguard of discussions about diversity and inclusion, as well as sustainability and transparency, much more so than their European counterparts, maybe with the exception of the English designers.” Instagram’s Eva Chen has promised more diversity and inclusion of digital media at the event--we shall see!
In the meantime, what does one wear to all of these shindigs? My suggestion: go big or stay home! We’ve spent way too long lounging in athleisure wear, sweatsuits, and pajamas (well, I have!). This new season will truly signal a rebirth of style, and I predict it will be all about making a statement, whether it’s in sequins, feathers perfect for peacocking, or sumptuous bold colors.
Heels? I’d normally say the higher the better, but for practical reasons, I’d suggest you take it easy. Our feet haven’t left slippers or sneakers in quite some time, so take care of your soles and go for a reasonable height before you bust out with the serious platform or stilettos (and bust a knee cap). I wouldn't even be mad at sneakers, artfully matched to your ensemble.
But if you’re like me, you already have plenty of outfits you purchased with nowhere to go: Go ahead and bust them out of those boxes and get your preen on.
While most fashion events are invite or industry only, Fashion Bomb Daily’s event will have tickets for sale to the public.
Keep it locked here for details and for an updated event schedule for New York Fashion Week.
Who or what are you most excited to see?