The Spring/Summer 2020 Fashion Shows And Parties That Defined New York Fashion Week
Rihanna's Savage x Fenty runway show
Move over Victoria's Secret, there is a new lingerie queen in town and her name is Rihanna. No one was allowed to take any photos or post on social media—and that would be because of Rihanna’s Amazon deal, which means the show will be streamed online on September 20 so you will just have to take our word on how amazing the show was. I mean with DJ Khaled, Big Sean, A$AP Ferg, Fat Joe, and Halsey as performers, Fenty is fast becoming the hottest ticket in town.
The epic Tommy Hilfiger x Zendaya fashion show
What do you get when an American icon like Mr Hilfiger himself, every millennial's favourite movie star Zendaya, and the supermodels of this generation including Gigi Hadid, Candice Swanepoel, Soo Joo Park come together in one show? Only the biggest, loudest and most incredible night celebrating Harlem’s music scene from the 1930s through the '80s, at the legendary Apollo theatre with 9,000 guests, no less.
A party at Coach's pop-up
Coach's pop-up shop on Madison Avenue celebrated the brand’s 78-year legacy in leather craftsmanship. Guests included Lucky Blue, Mae Tan, Marina Testino, Alexandre Assouline, Fernanda Ly.
The Alexander Wang party
No New York Fashion Week would be complete without an Alexander Wang party. Wang did not disappoint this season by collaborating with Bvlgari to celebrate the launch of the ‘Serpenti Through the Eyes of Wang' capsule collection. Inspired by the '80s movie Mannequin, Wang wanted the party to feel like you were let loose in a department store after dark.
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Going underground at the Tom Ford show
In true Mr Ford style, he bought the luxe back down to true New York grit. Guests all gathered at Chinese restaurant Nom Wah Tea Parlour before being ushered down dingy stairs to the abandoned Bowery subway station. Seeing Anna Wintour on a subway platform has got to be worth a New York moment, no?
Grilled cheese party with Carolina Herrera
The most elegant diner in town was open for the night care of Carolina Herrera. Three Guys Diner had its open till late to celebrate creative director Wes Gordon’s Carolina Herrera show and the house’s new store on the corner of Madison Avenue. Ballgowns and burgers à la Carolina Herrera—très chic!
Pyer Moss' epic runway show
Guests literally rushed after a late show in Harlem across the Brooklyn Bridge to get to Pyer Moss’ epic show where a full gospel choir with an eight-piece band added ambience to this important show that was much more than just about clothes. The collection told the story about forgotten history in America and how important it is to remember the stories of black people and their contributions to American culture.
Ezra Williams' 30th birthday party
Could Ezra be the latest influencer to throw the best parties in town? The restaurant owner threw a 30th birthday bash at Butterfly in Soho that featured a Lil Kim performance and a guest list that included Paris and Nicky Hilton, Prabal Gurung, Laura Kim, Fernando Garcia, Susie Lau, and Tina Leung. We hope he turns 30 again next year because this party was unforgettable.
Deveaux New York runway show
Street style photographer Tommy Ton turned creative director for New York brand Deveaux, showed his runway collection bright and early on a Sunday morning. Everyone walked out with a spring in their step and feeling inspired after seeing gorgeous clothes worn by beautiful models backed by a band playing soulful hits.
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Cocktail party in the style of #Midnight00
Influencer and street style favourite Ada Kokosar hosted an intimate cocktail party to celebrate New York Fashion Week with some of best-dressed ladies in town.
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