Reduced due to Covid, New York Fashion Week took place in just three days.
Anticipated by an unusual announcement by Tom Ford, president of the CFDA, (his show should have closed NYFW, but “due to unforeseen circumstances related to Covid-19” the presentation was postponed to February 26), the shows dedicated to the Fall / Winter 2021 season took place mostly digitally (with the exception of Jason Wu, who presented his collection inside a supermarket).
Also missing were the big names that made the New York Fashion Week big, like Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs.
Here is a brief review of the most noteworthy shows.
Against the trend, compared to the ups and downs of many brands due to the pandemic, Adam Lipps will open his first boutique in New York in a few weeks (inside the Brookfield Palace mall, near names such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Bottega Veneta).
Where others see limitations, he’s made opportunities.
The collection presented is a skillful mix of volumes, test, characterized by a selection of bright, elegant colors.
Always synonymous with elegance and refinement, the collection seems designed to be shown off on the most prestigious red carpets of the show-biz.
It is a clear sign of the wandering desire for a return to normality, to the old habits of glamour.
The new Chloé head designer continues to amaze us with sober looks, but rich in sartorial details that make her one of a kind.
The craftsmanship is always a hallmark of the brand, and every season this sense of hand-made is emphasized and combined with couture accessories with never-seen-before shapes.
I’m sure she’ll be also able to give the French maison a touch of magic!
The designer was one of the few to present the collection through a fashion show (with very few guests).
A curious detail is the all-over print with the Coca-Cola bottles, which is combined with very impressive coat shapes, with a touch of the 40ies that makes them sophisticated. The colors, as always, are classic but combined to create delicate games of shades.
The collection was among the most talked about of fashion week, as it featured Ella Emhoff, the stepdaughter of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, as model. The young woman, shortly after the election of her stepmother, signed a contract with IMG Models, the agency that represents some of the most famous models in the world.
The collection is characterized by essential lines, which are alternated with fabrics with abstract and saturated prints. Enchanting.
A riot of oversized shapes, three-dimensional details and colors that recall nature (lava orange, the turquoise of crystal clear waters) alternating with touches of baroque in the prints and jacquard designs.
Ulla Johnson is confirmed as one of the most varied and richest shows in NYFW.
Author: QUP Stylist Giulia Buongiovanni