- New York Fashion Week, the yearly fashion show extravaganza in New York City, is well known for its glitzy atmosphere and great outfits.
- Insider attended several high-profile collections and took photos both backstage and on the runway.
- We’ve rounded up some of the best outfits we found at the shows and on the streets of New York City.
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After days of waiting in lines and scrambling around downtown Manhattan, New York Fashion Week came to a close last Wednesday night. Globally, however, fashion week has only just begun. New York kicks off fashion week, followed by the rest of the “Big Four” cities: London, Milan, and Paris.
Fashion week is a chance for people to show off their best street style looks. While a few kept it casual, most guests wore extravagant pieces that stole the show. Some, however, wore questionable outfits that should have never left fashion week.
To round out NYFW, here are 25 photos that summarize the guests’ looks.
From monochrome to statement colours, New York Fashion Week is the place to experiment with different looks. While some trends are here to stay until next year’s shows, others were a complete miss.
Madeleine Arthur (right) looked glamorous at the Cynthia Rowley show wearing a short skin-toned dress with sequins.
Other guests at Cynthia Rowley wore loud pieces with a holographic and metallic sheen.
At Anna Sui, sisters and influencers Dylana and Natalie Suarez chose looks with blue embroidery and pastel tights that could have been worn in the folk horror film, “Midsommar.”
Katherine McNamara, also at the Anna Sui show, looked effortless in a bohemian pastel-blue dress with floral embroidery.
Mother-daughter models Pat and Anna Cleveland wore pieces that could have been from a grandmother’s closet. They completed their Anna Sui outfits with decorated fans created by Pat herself.
Heidi Klum stood out among other celebrities in a white Christian Siriano suit at the designer’s catwalk.
Other guests at Christian Siriano chose strategic layering that showed off multiple textures and prints.
Monochrome was a top trend during the week. Model Eugenia Rodriguez stole the show at Rebecca Minkoff’s presentation in a hot-pink top, pants, and coat.
In contrast, blogger Karina Bik chose a full look in neutral tones, proving that monochrome can be done in brown and beige.
Blogger Vanessa Hong attended the Tibi presentation in an unexpected green monochrome look.
Blogger Aimee Song also wore a cosy monochrome outfit with a pop of blue.
Not all monochrome looks work, however. Too many different shades of purple and patterns make this imaginative outfit look more chaotic than refined.
Blogger Mary Gui took a bold leap with print-on-print and bright accessories.
Blogger Caroline Vazzana went with a bold jacket from MSGM and matching red lips at Hakan Akkaya.
Model Karen Elson looked stunning in a subtle metallic green jacket, while model Coco Rocha went a bit over-the-top in a neon vest and mauve lips.
Business strategist Idalia Salsamendi (centre) showed up in a head-turning magenta Stand Studio coat. However, zebra pants and metallic boots made the look more whimsical than fashionable.
Morten Nielsen, Migel Girauld, and James McCormick wore muted tones at the Son Jung Wan show. Contrasting textures give them a more interesting twist to classic silhouettes.
Influencer Andele Lara and DJ Ohso looked dreamy at Son Jung Wan wearing the designer’s collection.
While most guests chose looks that grab attention, Seth Avett and Jennifer Cleveland wore casual outfits with patterned pieces that added subtle hints of glam.
Beauty guru Patrick Starr showed that wearing head-to-toe black can be chic with multiple textures and statement earrings.
Larsen Thompson paired red lips and green shades with an Anna Sui knit dress that matched her hair.
Sleek in satin, blogger Justin Xby finished the outfit with pearls and glasses for a polished look.
Blogger Laureen Uy went with a pastel theme, from blue hair to a purple knit top and denim pants.
Backstage at Rebecca Minkoff, Sarah Mendelsohn showed that simple is sweet in a green dress with slit sleeves and gold earrings.
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