Everything you need to know about NYFW Spring/Summer '19

Everything you need to know about NYFW Spring/Summer ’19

It celebrated the heritage of American fashion, but in its true theatrical style

By Rahul Vijay  April 26th, 2019

From recognising legacy to an emotional homecoming, the New York Fashion Week’s Spring-Summer ’19 edition saw a ton of drama, high-voltage collections and trends that will continue to rule the runways.

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Prabal Gurung

Here are some of the most fashionable and noteworthy moments from the edition.

STAR STRUCK

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Ralph Lauren

Staying true to his American heritage, Ralph Lauren—the king of timeless fashion—offered some of the most Instagram-able moments at the New York Fashion Week.

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Ralph Lauren

The collection was a harmonious collage of prints and luxurious fabrics, all as a nod to the brand’s glorious past and a modern future. The front row saw celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Oprah Winfrey, Kanye West, among others, in attendance to celebrate the designer’s 50 glorious years in fashion.

SAIL AWAY

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Alice + Olivia

Unlike its contemporaries, NYFW is where all the action takes place.

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Alice + Olivia

From unique collaborations to noteworthy innovations and crazy venues (like Rodarte’s show at a cemetery and Ralph Lauren’s Central Park extravaganza), fashion is never dull in this city.

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Alice + Olivia

For SS ’19 Alice Bendet of Alice + Olivia, in association with travel portal booking.com, took the concept of fashion collaborations to the next level.

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Alice + Olivia

The collection, inspired by her favourite destinations across the globe, saw whimsical prints, flowy silhouettes and bright colours on the runway. 

HOMECOMING

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Proenza Schouler

Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler returned to NYFW after showcasing at Paris for the last few seasons. So, that touch of Parisian glamour was quite visible.

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Proenza Schouler

The standout piece: the over sized denim bag that has already taken over street style.

ECLECTIC MIX

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Prabal Gurung

Nepalese designer Prabal Gurung has always championed the cause of diversity and inclusivity in fashion. For his SS ’19 show, he went back to his roots and offered an athletic collection in bright hues with strategic cutouts.

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Prabal Gurung

However, it was the casting of the show that stood out.

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Prabal Gurung

With models from nearly three dozen countries, Gurung served a happy cocktail of diverse faces, proving why inclusivity matters in fashion.

Photographs: Imaxtree.com/2019