NYFW Round Up

Image: Phil Oh

This past week, New York has played host the it’s biannual Fashion Week. It’s a place to see and be seen. Here is our New York Fashion Week Round Up.

As the first stop in an (almost) around the world tour of Fashion, we kick off in New York. Arguably the leading voice in the conversation surrounding sustainable fashion, New York did not disappoint. Notable mentions go to Chromat and Collina Strada, two new-ish kids on the block who used their catwalk shows to make strong social statements. The former, addressing the theme of climate change, and also flying the flag for body inclusivity. Many hailed it as the model casting of the future, something to be aspired to by other brands. Collina Strada created a collection from 75% deadstock fabric. The show also featured a mini TED Talk given at the start by environmental activist and hip hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez. Models carried reusable water bottles and food containers as accessories as they walked the runway, calling attention to a need for a plastic free world.


Sustainable design regulars Mara Hoffman and Zero + Maria Cornejo showed elegant collections. We can’t wait to get our hands on Mara’s beautiful resort worthy day dresses. Mara was subsequently honored as a Champion of Sustainability by New York Fashion Week and Repreve. The Row, created by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, was a meditation on pared back glamour. They use only the very best fabrics, and artisan craftsmanship, both of which were reflected in the simple but show stopping tailoring.

Ryan Roche

The Row

Gabriela Hearst

Also known for her impeccable tailoring and use of high quality fabrics, Gabriela Hearst’s show was a continuation on her brands style and message. Many of the hallmarks of the Spring Summer collection were still visible. Trouser suits, micro pleated skirts and shiny but elegant satins were updated for Autumn in earthier hues. She makes a strong case for a timeless wardrobe, with minimal seasonal additions. Ryan Roche also showcased impeccable classics, in a clean palette of whites, off whites and creams.

On the street, show goers wrapped up in coats to combat New York’s chilly temperatures. Reflecting the trends seen on the catwalk we spotted lots of earthy hues. Brown continued to be a must have colour, in all shades. Utilitarian jumpsuits and teddy bear coats were also popular. As were practical but fashionable walking boots to traverse the icy sidewalks. But we especially loved seeing the Blustein twins in matching Collina Strada oversize green tye dye jumpers outside the show.

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