At Fashion Week in New York, this time designers like Alexander Wang are missing. The makers are fighting for the status of the fashion week.
New York is again dominated by Fashion Week. But the renowned fashion spectacle in the Big Apple is not coming out of the crisis. Big labels have turned away.
Names such as Alexander Wang and Victoria Beckham are missing when the fashion designers present their creations for the spring season in dozens of trendy locations from Manhattan to Brooklyn until 12 September. A swing towards exclusivity could fill the gap: for the first time, models for the German luxury label Escada are running down the catwalk.
From a “Exodus” at the New York Fashion Week recently wrote the fashion magazine “Vogue”. And indeed, Victoria Beckham prefers to celebrate her label’s tenth anniversary with a big show at London Fashion Week. And fashion revolutionist Alexander Wang remains loyal to the city where his career began. But he will show his new creations in June and December at a mini fashion week. So he wants to shorten the months-long gap from the presentation on the catwalk to the sale in the store.
For the first time in its 40-year history, Escada presents a collection at the New York Fashion Week. At the prestigious Park Avenue Armory, a popular location for names like Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs, Escada’s new creative director Niall Sloan brings his vision for the fashion house on the runway on September 9th. “The heyday of Escada was in the 80s and 90s,” writes Vogue. The decade that inspires today’s fashion. “So, if there was ever a time when the house could regain its relevance, then now.”
Marian Avila will also make a big appearance. The 21-year-old Spanish model with Down syndrome presents the new collection by American designer Talisha White on 8th September. Big applause already existed in recent years for models with Down syndrome. For example, the Australian Madeline Stuart was celebrated.
Three months after the suicide of designer Kate Spade, the fashion house of the same name sends his models over the catwalk in the Public Library. Expected creations in honor of Spades. It is also the premiere of the new designer Nicola Glass.
After the designer Jason Wu has left the German fashion house Hugo Boss, connoisseurs now expect changes and new ideas at the Boss show on 9 September. Singer Rihanna shows new from her underwear label Savage x Fenty on September 12, reports “Vogue”. Other fashion houses on the calendar include Michael Kors, Tom Ford, Ralph Lauren, Raf Simons for Calvin Klein and Oscar de la Renta.