Written by The Strategy
It feels like before we could even figure out how to manage Valentine’s Day and a day’s worth of NYFW shows, the week had come and gone. Was it just us that felt that the Fall Shows came and went with the blink of an eye? Luckily, our sartorially savvy editors were present to recap all the happenings of one of our favourite times of year.
The Black in Fashion Council Dinner Kicked Off The Festivities
The Black in Fashion Council started New York Fashion Week off with a bang, with a ‘love letter’ to Black creatives in fashion and media. It was the organizations third annual NYFW dinner, held in the main room of Barclays Center’s Crown Club. Guests included TS Alums, Chrissy Rutherford and Danielle Prescod and her sister, Gabby Prescod, Gabrielle Karefa-Johnson and Tyler Mitchell, to name a few.
We’re Tory Burch Girlies Now
We’ve been feeling a total shift in attitudes towards Tory Burch for the past few years. While we remember the days of pairing gold logo-embellished round-toe ballet flats with leggings everywhere we went, we’ve recently started turning to Tory Burch for everything from activewear to structured classic handbags. Now, after their fall 2023 show, we can officially claim we are Tory Birch girlies. The streamlined trench coats, the slouchy knits layered over collared button downs and fishnet/denim maxi-combo were all pieces of a wardrobe belonging to the girl we want to be the moment the temperatures cool down again in the last quarter of the year.
Julia Fox was everywhere and anywhere
It seemed like every where you went, Julia Fox was being photographed front row or on the street. Clad in ass-less chaps with a horse tail, a Starf*cker tank top or a foil-looking eye mask, she was there to make a statement. Her most questionable appearance though was at the Alexander Wang show. It was the designers first show since 2020, when he was accused of sexual assault. At the time, he as allegedly accused of drugging and sexually assaulting male and transgendered models. Though Wang has continued to work and produce collections, he has kept a lower profile and chose not to participate in Fashion Week events. This past weeks show was his return to the schedule, which many weren’t to happy to see.
So why the Julia Fox focus? Well, the model who walked the shows runway has previously declared support for other victims of alleged sexual assault. Her response to the criticism was a now-deleted comment of “”2b frank i love cancel culture but we do need to leave room for rehabilitation & for those who put in the work & heal & learn from there mistakes.” The problem? In terms of ‘rehabilitation’ Alexander Wang hasn’t done much – or really any.
Heron Preston Made His NYFW Return
For the past several seasons, designer Heron Preston has shown his collection at Paris Fashion Week. This year however, he made his return to the New York calendar. The collection was inspired by New York and consisted of everyday essential workwear. Performance jacket, thermal base layers, and puffers were all essentials for fall in New York.
The Khaite Show At Their New Store
Khaite held their fall 2023 show at their brand new store in Soho – the first Khaite retail store. The store itself was a collaboration between the brands designer, Cate Holstein and her architect husband, Griffin Frazer. The collection itself consisted of luxe tailored leather looks we want to live in, black and white silk tunics, and a deep-V front black slipdress.
Chloé Sevigny Opened Proenza Schouler
From the moment Chloé Seviny opened Proenza Schouler’s show in an oversized structured blazer cinched at the waist with a leather string belt, collared shirt with crisp white sleeves peeping out from below the blazer sleeves and a leather maxi skirt to the final look of an open button-down styled under an open structured blazer, we were screaming “YESSSSSSS!” The clothes were wearable and the styling was realistic. Each item was something we could see ourselves wearing, not just for a quick Instagram moment, but through a multitude of seasons. But, we would expect nothing less from Proenza, especially when the fashion worlds ultimate it-girl starts your runway off.