NY Fashion Week


By Rebecca Sands, Staff Writer

New York Fashion Week is an event held twice per year in the months of September and February. This past month, NYFW included over 70 shows from hundreds of different designers that previewed their spring and summer collections for 2016. The estimated cost of the fashion shows for only the month of September was $900,000,000, which is approximately $15,000,000 more than last year’s shows. NYFW usually takes place at the historic Lincoln Center, however this year shows were held throughout midtown to downtown New York. Several shows were held at Skylight at Moynihan Station and Skylight Clarkson Square.

This year, NYFW designers introduced several new looks that ranged from subtle to daring. The show that had most people talking though, was Marc Jacobs because of his avantgarde styles and the runway space that he chose. Marc Jacobs rented out a 500 seat movie theatre, had multiple popcorn machines, and had the world’s top supermodels walk in his show. Several people believed that the Marc Jacobs runway show gave NYFW the pop that it was missing and reminded audiences why he is one of the most influential designers in the industry. “The Marc Jacobs show was my favorite. The vintage movie theatre theme really accentuated his new collection in the best way possible” says Christina Littleton, a senior.

New York Fashion Week’s spring and summer 2016 collections will not be forgotten anytime soon. “These designers truly are the best in the business and their spring and summer collections have made me look forward to their fall and winter shows in February” says Casey Grosjean, a junior. Even though NYFW may have ended, the designers’ collections will live on in London Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week, and Paris Fashion Week which are scheduled to be finished by the end of September.