New York Fashion Week

Fashion week makeup

Our beauty team hit up a slew of backstage runways at Fashion Week, catching up and grazing shoulders with industry bigwigs the likes of Bobbi Brown, François Nars, stila, butter LONDON and Jin Soon Choiand taking notes on fall’s biggest makeup trends.

What stood out to them as the biggest beauty trends on the spring ’16 runways? For one, individualized contouring and brows, like the ones created at the hands of experts like Shiseido’s Dick Page for Narciso Rodriguez. In seasons past, we’ve seen our share of strong contouring and bold brows, but this year was different. Show after show, artists let the model’s natural features dictate the beauty, focusing on accentuating natural assets, like amping up already god-given bushy brows.

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Alice and Oliva embraced the gritty side of the ’70s movement, enlisting Sarah Lucero for Stila to create a look that embodied a mysterious gypsy with a mischievous side.IMG_4027

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YouTube sensation, model and actress Sonya Esman of Class Is Internal was spotted on the streets of New York in the cheeriest C/MEO dress. Really, her whole outfit was so uplifting that we decided we needed to copy it.
Model, blogger and actress Sonya Esman during NYFW

Photo by Ted Emmons

Shop the dress and our picks to emulate Esman’s chic street style.

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NY street-style duo.Gimlet-eyed Kristin Yamada is busy snapping street-style starlets during Fashion Week. Here are her photos to inspire you for next season (or this one) and some wardrobe picks to help you get the look.Tamu McPhersonTamu McPherson (All The Pretty Birds)  is one of our favorite style stars here on The Thread with no introduction needed. She is street-style gold! Today I’m loving her city-chic safari vibe. Her beautiful range of browns is so sophisticated paired with black. Culottes are a must-have at this point, and they are extra fun in a print. A great pair of tall fitted boots and a wool hat tie it all together, with Tamu’s signature bandanna scarf also feeling right in place. Thanks, Tamu!

Shop similar styles:
fedoras | shearling coats | culottes

Shop our editors’ picks to re-create this look:

Brixton Tara wool fedora | Laundry by Shelli Segal faux shearling moto | Milly print culottes

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triGimlet-eyed Kristin Yamada is busy snapping street-style starlets during Fashion Week. Here are her photos to inspire you for next season (or this one), and some wardrobe picks to help you get the look.DSC_2099_ChelseaLeyland

Chelsea Leyland is back on our street-style spotlight in New York with this playful nautical number. The sailor pant is a huge theme in bottoms, and I’m digging the width mixing of her graphic stripes. A cute red mini bag and mismatched earrings complete the look. Thanks, Chelsea!

Shop similar styles:
sailor pants | red mini bags | mismatched earrings

Shop our editors’ picks to re-create this look:

St. John Collection Diana sailor pants | 3.1 Phillip Lim mini Pashli satchel | Nektar de Stagni mismatched earrings

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Daniel Corrigan never meant to start a denim line. The Seattle-area native was a fine arts student who got his hands on some Japanese denim and … things sort of took off from there. At first, back in 2007 or so, he started Simon Miller doing men’s only, but eventually, after meeting Chelsea Hansford, who had worked at Opening Ceremony back in the day with Olivia Kim, he found himself in the middle of a full coed, bicoastal (he’s in LA, she’s in NY) ready-to-wear line with CFDA approval and all kinds of industry love.

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Fall 2016 is the friends’ third full collection of organic cotton, baby alpaca, the softest leather and denim made-in-America pieces, and as beautiful as their Chinatown showroom was this past Thursday, you really do have to touch, feel and experience these styles in person.

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To call Hood By Air a cult brand is to call one of their insanely popular streetwear pieces a hoodie. In the present moment, they’re among the two or three brands that define the idea of a cult brand—just like their hoodies all but define the concept of a hoodie. (One might argue—probably quite successfully—that that honor would go instead to Vetements, but we’ll wait until Paris Fashion Week to discuss that.)

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All of which is just to say that their show last Sunday during New York Fashion Week felt more like a ceremony than a fashion show. And when we visited the brand’s Lower East Side showroom (inside what appears to be a Chinese restaurant), we found that that’s how they think of it, too. Right down to the fact that it was on Sunday. Come to find out their shows are always on Sundays, and insiders always observe them as ceremonial. This last week, the service was all about coming home. Fall 2016 is postmodern Odyssey.

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Marc Jacobs traveled back past the ’90s style revival to Victorian Gothic for his fall collection.

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Kendall Jenner, Lady Gaga and other usually lovely ladies circled the Park Avenue Armory like crazed crows. Whitewashed faces, except for bleary black eyeliner, were surrounded by finger-waved hair; their ghostly mien overcome by the dark and dramatic clothes that seemed intent on swallowing them. Hypersized lace dickies and collars lay atop equally enormous silhouettes. Jet trails of muted sage, periwinkle and orchid amidst old MJ signifiers including polka dots and Stinky Rat prints swarmed hemlines above vertiginous platform boots. Exquisite velvet-and-lace evening looks met modern goth in Jacobs’s mildew-hued fur, gargantuan bows and sequined and feathered toppers.

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The industry is changing, that seems to be the consensus. But with all of the streamed shows, musicians minting collections, fast fashion and bloggers as industry critics, the old adage rings true: the more things change, the more they stay the same.

New York Fashion Week Fall 2016 was a giant circus of stars and star-chasers. Black was back, with gothic overtones. And as fashion looked forward, it couldn’t help but glance back to the ’70s and ’90s. Here are the things that we think are notable from NYFW Fall 2016.

  1. Lady Gaga walked in towering boots for Marc Jacobs. Although the diva’s presence was momentous, the dramatic clothes and theatrical presentation required no gimmicks.

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Vancouver, BC-born, Rhode Island School of Design-schooled Wing Yau is the consummate New York City designer. Given to highly individualized monochromatic outfits and intelligent conversations about negative space, ethical sourcing, form, function and end users, the WWAKE founder makes fine, edgy jewelry that is as immediately engaging as she is.

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And yet, as seriously as she takes her design process, she actually sees you as the ultimate designer. She may negotiate the arches and angles and oversee the production and fabrication of solid gold, opals, sapphires and more, but it’s up to you to compose how they fit on your body.

Still, though, as quietly chic and artfully cool as she is, you can’t help but want to follow her lead.

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