Indexed megapost of notable shows this season.
NEW YORK FASHION WEEK SEP2018
So, it’s Saturday…and the end of a busy week.
I have taken a few weeks off to have a little vacation and do some traveling – as some of you may have seen on my insta.
[If not, *shameless plug* – you should follow me; @yarnes08]
Lots of exciting things are happenings, both personally and professionally!
But of course, you know it’s Fashion Month – though almost the end – and that’s why you’re here!
NYFW has finished a little over three weeks now, and we’re well into the Paris shows.
But, part of the reason it takes me a while to get to the recaps is cause I really like to let the collections really kind of wash over me; I like to form my reaction to it, and to really have an opinion [or at least a response] to the collections I choose to feature – as opposed to just featuring for posting sake.
This NYFW made me proud.
I was so happy to see, as I perused through the collections, models of all types – and I mean ALL.
There were tall models, short models, skinny models, curvy models, older models, models of color, models with natural hair…just encapsulating what fashion is ‘now’ – REAL.
In fact, stats have been released showing that – as expected – this was in fact the most diverse NYFW ever!
(Have a look and compare to the stats from a year ago!)
- Nearly half — 44.8 percent — of the models cast were people of color. This is an increase, in comparison, to the Fall 2018 shows, which was 37.3 percent racially diverse, and 31.5 percent in Fall 2017.
- For the fourth consecutive season, every show in New York featured at least one model of color.
- A record 49 plus-size models appeared on 12 runways which accounts for 2.2 percent of models, versus last season’s 27 – the equivalent of 1.2 percent.
- Models over the age of 50 remained the least-represented of all the groups, and saw little improvement, accounting for 12 castings, versus nine during last season.
- And last, but certainly not least, re gender inclusivity: Trans women and non-binary models landed 53 runway appearances (or 2.41 percent) across 20 shows, a significant jump from last season’s 33 castings. Drag performers were also popular this season: There were 25 cast among three shows (Opening Ceremony, The Blonds and Gypsy Sport).
These models – quite different to those that would’ve graced runways even a decade ago – represent the real consumer.
Clever marketing ploy? Maybe.
But regardless the intent, the end result is all the same.
And that is something to be celebrated.
Anyway, keep your eyes peeled for the diverse casting in the following shows.
You know the drill.
*hyperlinks to be added as we go along.
***indicates MAJOR MOMENT & my favorite shows***
*JASON WU COLLECTION*
*KATE SPADE NEW YORK*
*MARYAM NASSIR ZADEH*
*MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION*
*OSCAR DE LA RENTA*
*SACHIN & BABI*
*ZAC ZAC POSEN*