Unfortunately, this year I wasn’t in New York to experience all of the NYFW madness. However, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been keeping a close eye on the catwalk. I’ve been keeping up to date with all of the shows through Instagram, the news, and even Snapchat. Also, WhoWhatWear has had a constant live stream on their site, which is pretty cool and one I’ve been taking advantage of.
Each season, fashion week not only seems to evolve in terms of what the models are wearing, but also in the way the models are presented. A typical fashion show has now turned into an entire theatrical production, with hours and hours of prep (and not to mention $!). The original catwalk seems to be pretty boring compared to some of the technical and revolutionary ideas that some designers are coming up with. Here are a few creations from f/w NYFW 2015:
Tommy Hilfiger: The inside of the Park Avenue Armony was transformed into a full football stadium. Nothing was left out, with a full scoreboard, goal posts, and turf well intact. Celebrating the brand’s 30th anniversary, Hilfiger certainly didn’t hold back. The top models in the game were recruited, and strutted up and down the 50 yard line. This show was utterly jaw-dropping, insane, and hard to out-do.
Opening Ceremony: This show created a gallery, showing collections of personal photographs created by the film director. Some of the photography was incorporated onto the clothing as well, for a full and (definitely) memorable effect.
Marc Jacobs: So, last season, Marc Jacobs killed it with the creation of a pink fluffy house and the accessibility of Beats by Dre headphones for every member of the audience, to make for the most outstanding show, ever. Well, so we thought. Did this f/w show out-do his prior fashion week show? That’s for you to decide. This season, with a rebellious spirit, Jacobs had a hand painted backdrop that recreated Diana Vreeland’s (prior editor in chief of Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue) famous “gardin in hell” living room. This scene was accompanied by screeching violins and orchestral music.
Here is a video of the process of the set production, thanks to Refinery29:
Thom Browne: If one person knows how to make a show creepy, it’s Thom Browne. His all-black-everything collection was presented in a zombie-like funeral setting. All models had gothic makeup, as dark as it gets, and mourned in amazing headpieces.