New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017

Photos by Kristin Yamada

While New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 was in full swing, the street style never looked better. Here are a few of our favorite (shoppable!) looks from NYFW, captured by our gimlet-eyed street-style reporter Kristin Yamada, that we plan on emulating posthaste.

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The sun has set on another New York Fashion Week. Check our coverage of what went down and stay tuned for what’s in store—more Fashion Weeks are coming fast. Because, as our Senior Writer Laura Cassidy likes to say, Fashion Week is really a month.

NYFW was about women’s wear, but of course men came to the shows and strutted in the streets. Click through the slideshow below and you’ll find style icons like Nick Wooster and trends like ripped-hem pants, sweat shorts worn with oxfords shirts, fuzzy loafers, leather trenches and loads of beadwork.

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Designers were intent to have a good time with their collections for spring. Prints erupted into bouquets on the runway. Color appeared everywhere, even in the unexpected: hair extensions, earrings, fingernails. Even the scene on the street seemed far more sincerely lighthearted.

As expected during an election year, political undertones surfaced in presentations by Hood by Air, Opening Ceremony and Veronica Beard, still, the atmosphere remained joyous. If the country is nervous about November, fashion seems to be ready to cheer them up come spring. And although the audience at shows was often intentionally smaller and more intimate, technology opened the steely invitation-only door to new, remote audiences who were delighted to engage in conversations about diversity and inclusivity in the industry.

Here are some of our observations and highlights from spring 2017 in the Big Apple, in bite-sized form.

1. Alexander Wang‘s fest
Alexander Wang Spring 2017

Images: InDigital Images

Following his sun-and-surf themed show, Wang revealed his tightly guarded collaboration with adidas Originals, a collection of black tracksuits and sweatshirts all featuring an inverted logo, available in spring 2017. He and his gang (#WangSquad) then partied amid a McDonald’s pop-up, Slurpees and mini-mart treats. Cans of spray paint circulated, inviting guests to decorate salvaged RVs. During the party, the new capsule adidas collection was sold out of the back of a van and packaged in a garbage bag tied in an Alexander Wang bow. You’ve got to give Wang his no-frills fun approach to fashion, with a side of fries.

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While most of the much-discussed styles during New York Fashion Week appear on the runways, there’s a whole show happening at street level. When the fashion world is gathered in one city, sometimes on one block, there’s no shortage of amazing shoes. Here are some of the styles that stopped us in our tracks—it’s a thing we do.

Click on a pair to shop these showstoppers or similar styles right now.

Saint Laurent Candy sandalConverse sneakersFendi Flowerland fur trim sandalGucci muleGucci Princetown muleMiuMiu lace-up ballerina flatValentino Rockstud heeloBlack shearling sneakersStella McCartney Elyse oxfordValentino Tango star studded ankle strap pumpVans Old Skool sneakerGucci studded muleN00473.1 Phillip Lim Kyoto bootLeopard bootsnyfw_wrapblackheel_201609Gold ankle-strap sandalSlide mulenyfw_blackclog_201609nyfw_fringeheel_201609Proenza Schouler cap toe bootRed block heel pumpBack ankle-straph sandalBurgundy lace up

Photos by Kristin Yamada

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In case you missed it, our resident Fashion Month foot soldier (editor-on-the-ground Laura Cassidy) reported on Alice + Olivia’s Sacred-Grove-inspired presentation on Tuesday. Now, we’re catching up with Sarah Lucero, lead artist at stila, to chat about how she created a makeup look to match the over-the-top old world kitsch and all that embroidery.

Alice + Olivia, NYFW Spring 2017

All photos by Masha Maltsava

Luxe embroidery at Alice + Olivia, NYFW Spring 2017

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To riff on Alice + Olivia creative director Stacey Bendet’s love of turbans, long, loose waves and spiritual positivity, Sarah drew inspiration from tarot card readers of the 1800s.

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At 1:07 p.m., most of the models are still in hair and makeup as the backstage wardrobe room at the Manhattan Center bristles with the noise of paper ripping. The looks from Marc Jacobs′s new collection have arrived. They’re in sets of five or so inside the brown wrapping; within each set, each look is hung in an individual plastic bag—like the ones your dry cleaning comes home in. Drawstring bags filled with accessories and add-ons are attached to each outfit.

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All images by Michael Yuri Chard

Historically speaking, the Marc Jacobs show has closed out NYFW; it usually happens at 6 p.m. and—in contrast to just about every other show—not a minute or two after. We’ve been invited to hang out backstage and watch the action unfold, and then capture the spring spectacular on the runway.

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Scene Snaps : New York, Part Four

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Candid snaps of the street-style scene at Fashion Week spring ’17, from our Global Trend Reporter Kristin Yamada.

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On the day we met emerging model Mia Rae at Nordstrom’s Lower Manhattan photo studio, she had just been Instagrammed by Wmag due to a co-starring role in a killer new online profile on hot new brands—including, incidentally, SPACE‘s very own Colovos. Despite having been seen and ‘liked’ by the fashion mag’s 2.1 million followers, she was pretty chill.

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All images by Michael Yuri Chard

As we get to talking, it’s clear that’s just her nature. But there must be exceptions, right? She tells me about what will probably go down as her big break—a group shoot with famed superstylist Edward Enninful and photo duo Mert and Marcus for W magazine, in which she got to be the one screaming, effusive Chanel girl in a sea of red. Slightly less chill.

But all in all, this is an L.A.-by-way-of-small-town-Arizona girl with her head squarely on her shoulders. We took a little bit of time to get to know her and take some pictures just for the fun of it amid the hustle and bustle of Fashion Week.
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As our fearless editor-on-the-ground, Laura Cassidy, reported yesterday from the front row of Rodarte, Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s Spring collection was inspired by The Spirit of the Beehive, a 1970’s Spanish film with two young sisters (and their charming childlike imaginations) at the heart of the story.

Rodarte Spring 2017

Runway image: Indigital Images

Radiant Makeup by NARS for Rodarte Spring 2017All Backstage Images: Masha Maltsava

To play off the youthful and dreamy vibe of the collection, James Kaliardos at NARS created a makeup look that’s fresh and radiant—but it’s not about going bare-faced. The trick is his genius combination of products to get a natural glow. Because some of these items won’t be available until February 2017, we substituted your best bets for the here-and-now.

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New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 street style

Photos by Kristin Yamada

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 is in full swing, and street style has never looked better. Here are a few of our favorite (shoppable!) looks from NYFW, captured by our gimlet-eyed street-style reporter Kristin Yamada, that we plan on emulating posthaste.

SEE THE LOOKS

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