New York Fashion Week concluded yesterday, putting the cherry on top of a towering cake of collections and events that ran the gamut from Soho to the Empire State Building. The delta variant couldn't stop the style, which seethed from the seams of this season's collections. With the global pandemic on the back burner, designers simply got back to business.
Christian Siriano kicked the festivities off with a collection that, he said, was inspired by vintage photographs of his grandmother. He offered, “In a time when so many of us need an escape from the world, fashion is a great place to explore. For this collection I went back to a simpler time and looked to my past. I was inspired by the Italian women in my life. The old photographs of my grandmother in the 60's and 70's on holiday in Positano wearing her apricot orange dress inspired an Italian coastal collection filled with color and joy. I wanted it to feel powerful and strong but also romantic like any true Italian woman ... I hope this collection transports you like it did me and demonstrates that fashion remains to be both nostalgic but also hopeful for what is to come in the future.”
Siriano's collection did just that, with a series of cheery looks that could be worn right off the runway, including tailored blazers, show stopping cocktail dresses, and creamy coats, all worn by models that showed an array of body and cultural diversity.
Another jewel in the #NYFW Crown: Sergio Hudson. With fans that include Jennifer Lopez, Former First Lady Michelle Obama, Serena Williams, and more, Hudson knows what boss women want. For Spring 2022, he stuck to the classics: suits, long coats, and high slit skirts, most finished with his now signature belt.
While Hudson didn't diverge too much from his signature fair, he did have some fun with bold yellows, reds, and purples, prints, leather fabrications, along with delightful glittering ball gowns, all of which are now available for Pre-Sale at Saks.
Speaking of sales, Laquan Smith made sure that guests at his show, which took place atop the Empire State Building, could invest in his collection immediately using Afterpay.
Don't have the funds right at this moment? Buy now, and pay later.
Laquan makes looks for the party set, and all of the 'it' girls were in attendance, including Yung Miami and JT from the City Girls, Lala Anthony, and Ciara.
From business wear to party looks, designers had you covered.
Another highlight? Brandon Maxwell, whose Americana collection was a crowd favorite.
Easy, chic pieces with classic checks and gingham, were uplifted by sequins, pleats, and metallic sheen.
Clothing skewed joyful, and looked ready for a spring barbecue or leisurely stroll by the beach.
There was easy, effortless beauty in its simplicity. American designers are about practicality and also showing that real women of all shapes can be fashionable, too.
Ending our New York Fashion Week, was the Bomb Fashion Show, Fashion Bomb Daily's showcase of emerging multicultural designers Oyemwen, London Couture, Shane Justin, Mah Jing Wong, Bree Billiter, and Khangle, winner of their Next Bomb Designer contest, sponsored by Shea Moisture.
The show was a celebration of urban street wear and American innovation, giving designers the opportunity to showcase, most for the very first time during NYFW.
The collections screamed: American Fashion is here. It's not going anywhere.
If you have a dream, you can attain it in the fashion world.
Bonus: you can buy now and pay later. Everything is for sale.