New York Fashion Week is back and better than ever, bringing big name designers and their latest Spring/Summer 2023 collections to the Big Apple. Taking place from Friday September 9 to Wednesday September 14, the five-day fashion event signified the official return of runway events; the kind reminiscent of pre-pandemic times when celebrities and fashionistas sit side-by-side in the front row, people clamor to take pictures and after-parties are guaranteed.
While New York-based designers are sprinkled throughout this year’s lineup, big names like Fendi are also featured at this year’s New York Spring/Summer Fashion Week. With colorful collections and an iconic ode to the Baguette bag, this season’s events have produced plenty of fabulous looks and pieces to covet.
Fendi’s Kim Jones and Marc Jacobs have come together to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the iconic Baguette bag. In an ode to all things New York, the highly anticipated runway event featured Tiffany & Co charms and even a necklace version of the wand worn by none other than supermodel Bella Hadid.
Paying homage to the Baguette bag pioneer, the collection also included an iteration designed by Sarah Jessica Parker who launched the Fendi accessory into the pop culture stratosphere in her role as Carrie Bradshaw in sex and the city. Under the gaze of a star-studded front row, Fendi concluded its New York tribute collection with a Tiffany blue dress worn by Canadian model Linda Evangelista.
Australian fashion designer Dion Lee brought tropical-inspired silhouettes and, of course, in true Dion Lee style, plenty of daring cutouts to New York Fashion Week. Illuminated by sunlight, models strutted through an industrial-chic space in Manhattan wearing summery mini-skirts, edgy motorcycle-inspired pants and jackets, monstera leaf-shaped leather pieces and summer knit dresses.
Characterized by sumptuous silks, snake prints, fringes and denim, Khaite’s latest collection was a textural delight and a showcase in sophisticated yet relaxed tailoring.
Behind the scenes, designer Catherine Holstein told Vogue that she designs for the “independent, strong, stealthy New York woman,” and her Spring/Summer 2023 collection exudes all of those qualities. Easily translating into everyday wear, the classic cool-girl pieces in the collection are sure to be worn by fashion it-girls everywhere and turn heads on the streets of the city.
Housed in a tunnel in Dumbo, Italian designer label Marni sent its latest collection strutting down the runway, or rather the street, as trains passed overhead. Filled with bold colors, tie-dye prints and androgynous ensembles, the streetwear-inspired collection was creative director Francesco Risso’s first show outside of Milan. And with an audience of Madonna, Doja Cat, Anna Wintour and Kendall Jenner, Risso’s New York runway debut could only be described as a complete success.