Freya’s Fashion Week Faves!
To quote the Nina Bo’nina Brown meme, “Well. It’s Over.” Unlike seasons past, when it felt like the industry was…
To quote the Nina Bo’nina Brown meme, “Well. It’s Over.” Unlike seasons past, when it felt like the industry was still learning to walk after its crawl through COVID, my main takeaway was that the NYFW schedule this February felt pretty consistent, seamless, and stress-free (except for when I went to the Guggenheim for 2PM to realize the Jason Wu show happened at 1PM. But you live and you learn.) Though it also could have been down to the disarmingly good weather and no major timing conflicts, the overall experience felt like a vote in confidence that NYFW has found its footing again and solidified its status as a crucial platform for all those involved in various facets of the industry. In other words, all that talk of “NYFW is dead”—I didn’t hear a single whisper of that this season. Now, let’s discuss some highlights!
Christian Siriano’s commitment to all women
Technically not on the official calendar, Siriano returned to one of his go-to venues, Gotham Hall, for a show on Thursday evening. While, unfortunately, designers seem to be reneging on their inclusion of as many non-sample size models, Siriano’s casting always feels joyful and indicative of what clothes can look like in the real world, on all types of bodies. In terms of the garments themselves, the sassy energy of ’80s cocktail frocks, the elegance of nipped-in eveningwear, and countless cascading trains to add extra drama sealed the deal.