Kylie + Kendall Jenner launch
Fashion week kicked off with an early start thanks to the Jenner sisters' launch of their new and improved Kendall + Kylie fashion line. The sisters celebrated their new 2016 line with a classic New York loft party and sported their new namesake duds to the launch. The line, consisting of patterned two piece sets, edgy high heels, and flirty dresses with a minimalistic tone, will be sold at high-end department stores such as Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and Saks. The sisters also used the fashion launch as a platform to announce the launch of their new app. Go figure.
YEEZUS Season 3 Show
Work-out gear and athletic clothes have become trendy again, circa the 1980s. So, when celebrities like Kanye West and Rihanna decided to collaborate with sports-wear brands, you know the end result is going to be a pretty kick-ass line of out-there active wear.
West clearly lives by the motto: "Go big or go home." His Adidas collab fashion show, which was also the launch pad for his "Life of Pablo" album, was a massive fashion to-do with 1,200 extras garbed in the Yeezy Season 3 Adidas brand on February 11th at Madison Square Garden. While Kanye promised the world that Adidas was going to make more of his merchandise readily available, he also used the show to advertise Kayne's new Yeezy Boost 350 sneaker. The Kardashian Klan showed up to support the Yeezy show in full force sporting all white looks custom made by Balmain and Yeezy. Kim Kardash- West also made headlines debuting platinum blonde hair.
Rihanna – FENTY X PUMA
Ri Ri debuted her new Puma sneaker collection at fashion week with a bold, gothic edge. The singer, who has also had fashion collabs with designers such as Fendi and Dior, made the switch over to active wear in a big way. The show took place on February 12th in New York's Financial District. Supermodel sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid walked the FENTY X PUMA red carpet and turns heads with their unique hair styles. Rihanna gave the two sisters a "bad gal" head-to-toe makeover featuring black lips and hair slicked back with white paint, causing many runway double takes. Rihanna closed the show by walking in a Puma hoodie and tall sneaks from her line.
Gigi and Kendall Fashion Week
From Vera Wang, to DVF, to Marc Jacobs, it was surely a game of "Keeping Up with Kendall Jenner" at Fashion Week. But from Tommy Hilfiger, to DVF, to FENTY X PUMA, it was hard not to spot Gigi Hadid's runway takeover either. Yes, the two best friends and superstar models pretty much dominated Fashion Week. While each did their fair share of separate shows, the two modeled together at the Diane von Furstenberg presentation and also caught up, back stage at the Yeezus show. So, whether you're team Kendall or team Gigi, it's safe to say that they are both here to stay.
Lady Gaga at Marc Jacobs
Just after preforming the tribute of a lifetime to David Bowie at the 2016 Grammy Awards, Lady Gaga jumped on a plane and headed east for the final days of NYFW. The songstress turned heads at the February 19th Marc Jacobs show not by singing, but by strutting down the runway with Kendall Jenner. Is Gaga planning on taking on the modeling world? Who knows, but the singer-turned actress-turned-model donned a custom David Bowie inspired look by Jacobs at the Grammys, so the two have definitely sparked a fashionable friendship. Gaga's next big fashion move? The Oscars.
Kendall Jenner and Estée Lauder
Would it be crazy to say that fashion week revolved around Kendall Jenner and her famous friends? No, it wouldn't. Not only did the model walk in a slew of the A-list runway shows, she surprised us all once again with the announcement of a new collaboration. The model, who is the face of Estée Lauder, announced during Fashion Week that she would be doing her first collaboration with the brand this year. According to Refinery 29, Jenner has designed a custom eyeshadow palette featuring browns and purple hues. Now that both Kendall and Kylie have their feet in the beauty door, is there any stopping them? Kendall's palette will hit Sephora make up shelves on March 15th.
Sisters, Laura and Kate Mulleavy's indie glam show was a fan favorite among many fashion week goers. The line that delves into fashion's past as opposed to the future, featured beautiful 70's inspired looks blended together with Victorian era sophistication and old Hollywood glam. The mélange of high, lace neck lines with ethereal patterned blouses and a whole lot of fringe, made for a uniquely catered look that only the women of Rodarte could pull off.
Naaem Kahn presented a stunning Spring 2016 line composed of luxe show-stopping gowns on February 17th. Many of the art deco inspired looks featured delicate gold appliqués, cut-outs, and floral embroidery. But the show's main headlines weren't about the glamorous collection. Eleven-year-old cancer patient, Trinity Faith, made the show after walking the runway with the designer in a custom gown. Kahn teamed up with the Make-A-Wish foundation to make Faith's dream a reality adding a real touching element to the show.
The Ralph Lauren Show was one of the biggest shows to close out Fashion Week on February 18th. The show that was filled with bold, royal colors from blue to purple to gold, and consisted of romantic blouses, velvet jackets styled casually with jeans, and flowing metallic skirts styled with thick waist belts and simple turtle necks in classic Ralph Lauren fashion. Front row celebrities at the show included Anna Wintour, Karlie Kloss, Tyson Beckford, and Siena Miller.
Some of the biggest trends spotted at NYFW included lace and sheet materials, colored fur jackets, which was was seen on and off the runways, puffy, old English sleeves on blouses and tops, and the minimalistic, bed room robe look which sparked the hashtag #robelife on Instagram and Twitter.
But, the biggest trend of fashion week, was of course, the 1970's nostalgia look. The hippie decade has officially reemerged. Whether the designer had a straight on 70's theme like Rodarte or Alice + Olivia, or just here and there pieces of brightly pattered dresses, big, fur coats, and wide leg denim, all NYFW designers were feeling the love of the 70's trend this season.
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