It’s that time again: New York Fashion Week has returned to the city for more than a week of runway shows, presentations and beyond.
The twice-annual fashion event kicked off Thursday and runs through Sept. 14.
We review the spring/summer collections, from your favorite iconic designers to those making their NYFW debuts.
Keep checking back for real-time updates from New York Fashion Week.
Alice + Olivia
(Credit: Joseph V. Amodio)
Now that the famed Chelsea Hotel is going condo — sheesh, there’s nothing more un-Sid Vicious than that — designer Stacey Bendet decided it was time for a reimagining. So for her spring A+O line, she got together with some artist pals and had them each recreate a room, and then she designed some clothes and accessories that fit the mood.
“It was really a give and take, and this great burst of creative optimism, which I really think we need these days,” said Bendet at the presentation Tuesday.
There was a bedroom, complete with a gal sprawled on the bed, a studio and dinette created by the Willis sisters, Scout and Tallulah, and in each models louche and lovely in vivid, print-crazy dresses and heels.
But our fave was the kitchen dreamed up by artist Lucy Sparrow, with felt snack boxes lining shelves) and models bearing junk food clutches. Yes, glittery handbags a la Sugar Babies and Hostess Twinkies — brilliant and sure to sell FAST. (Bendet says her young girls don’t care about the bags — they just want the set for…
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