New York Fashion Week Hits the Runway

Emilia Haus, Multimedia Photo Editor

As September rolls around bringing in the fall weather and sports seasons, the month also marks the start of fashion month with New York Fashion Week. New York—one of the big four fashion capitals of the world aside from London, Milan and Paris— hosts the first major fashion week and takes place Sept. 9-14. The week-long affair displays numerous brands’ Spring 2023 Collections such as Mirror Palais, Sandy Liang, Tommy Hilfiger and many other designers, both big and small. 

Trend forecasters and fashion stylists anticipated a variety of aspects they expected to see on the runway. Among these were returns of the classics like denim and button-downs. While others predicted exaggerated features and bold silhouettes.

Fashion-forward student and Miami Palmetto Senior sophomore Sofia Arnau has high expectations and hopes for this year’s NYFW. 

“I think that a lot of bright colors and then also very monotone colors are very in, and I think a lot of cutouts, ” Arnau said. “I hope to see a lot of funky and cool couture things.”

Arnau, who designs costumes for technical theatre, gains inspiration for her own costumes from pieces showcased during New York Fashion Week. 

“Well, based on what period or what character you’re doing for costume design, you have to think of what influences them, what brands would they choose, and how they would use that to express themselves,” Arnau said. “New York Fashion Week takes into consideration all those things and creates new inspiration for people or characters to choose from.”

Valerie Peña, Palmetto sophomore and fashion enthusiast anticipates brands to tie into current futuristic trends 

“I feel like people are really pushing into more futuristic, kind of like, style aesthetic,” Peña said.

She also is hoping for the men’s collections to be more expressive and unafraid to tap into feminine aspects. She hopes to receive aspects of the SciFi book and movie, Dune, as well as Timothee Chalamets’ style hitting the runway. 

“I hope to see men being more expressive and comfortable in their femininity and sexuality,” Peña said.

Fendi kicked off the start of NYFW by celebrating the 25th anniversary of their classic baguette bag. Collina Strada represented the lifecycle of a butterfly in their ‘Got Milkweed?’ campaign with pastels, silks and floral patterns.