From Sept. 9 to 14, the world turned its gaze on New York as the series of international fashion weeks commence. American fashion labels and designers brought their style A-game, serving style visions of glamor, colors, inclusivity, and yes, groundbreaking florals for the upcoming spring season.
Creative directors Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez kicked off NYFW with their collection for Proenza Schouler. Featuring a menagerie of textures, knitwear, and ruffles, the label’s spring-summer 2023 offering is described as “an unabashed cacophony of spirit, of joy, of the sensual and tactile qualities that bring pleasure to life.” Ranging from whites, grays, and navys, the collection’s skin-baring pieces also came in pops of chartreuse and mint.
Designer Prabal Gurung made a statement of support to “people who are often unseen but monitored, watched, scrutinized” with his spring-summer 2023 collection. His line of bold colors was paraded at the old Japanese consulate on the United Nations Plaza. The fashion crowd feasted their eyes on feathered pieces, soft sheer tops, and floral items in dramatic proportions. Ending his show were his takes on the ball gown, which were made of tulle, sensual, and unconventional.
Artist and singer Lil Nas X made his runway debut at Coach’s spring-summer 2023 show. The brand’s collection explored American heritage through a showcase of gingham babydoll dresses, distressed knits, utilitarian jackets with hardware touches, rugged double-breasted leather coats, and reimaginations of varsity football uniforms.
Stars gathered at the unveiling of Tory Burch’s spring-summer 2023 collection during NYFW. According to designer Tory Burch, her brand’s latest release is defined by opposing instincts: to experiment freely and to pare everything back. Clean lines and an ethereal palette are the understated backdrop for a new focus on material and silhouette.
Anne Hathaway brought a “The Devil Wears Prada” moment on Michael Kors’s show but the true star of the event was his spring-summer 2023 collection. Dubbed “Urban Resort,” the collection is a celebration of “the fusion of urbanity and nature,” with structured blazers, fringe detailing, and floral maxi dresses hitting the runway.
A vision of glamor is what designer Christian Siriano is offering to our almost post-pandemic world with his spring 2023 ready-to-wear collection. Held in Elizabeth Taylor’s former townhouse, his collection was inspired by great Hollywood legends such as Katharine Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich, and Bianca Jagger.
Creative director Wes Gordon’s inspiration behind Carolina Herrera’s spring-summer collection was the classic novel The Secret Garden. The result was a whimsical showcase of sophisticated floral pieces and opulent gowns with supermodel Karlie Kloss closing the show.