The big month of fashion begins. From September 8 to October 5, the fashion capitals of New York, London, Milan and Paris will present the new Spring/Summer 2017 women's collections. It starts with New York Fashion Week, 2016. That promises to be different from all other editions.
First of all for the high number of brands (192), including fashion shows and presentations. Then it sees the return of Tom Ford, back from Venice with his film Night Animals, the stylist kicks off the fashion week from 8 to 15 September with a small show on September 7th. There are, then, new entry as the Swiss Akris, scheduled for September 9.
Brands like Misha Nonoo, will parade only digitally on Snapchat. Brands such as Calvin Klein with Raf Simons, newly appointed. Diane von Furstenberg with his successor, Jonathan Saunders. The whole event will be dedicated to the 15th anniversary from the attack on the Twin Towers. Among the super Social events, the new Pop Up Shop is dedicated to the brand Kendall + Kylie, the clothing line of Kendall and Kylie Jenner on September 7, 2016 in space Samsung 837, in the Meatpacking District, New York.
The New York Fashion Week, also known as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week because of its sponsorship is a fashion week held in New York twice every year in February and September. It is considered one of the Big Four among the four major fashion weeks in the world along with those of Paris, London and Milan.
The first New York Fashion Week, then called Press Week of New York, was the first event linked to the world of fashion. Started in 1943, the event was organized to draw attention away from the Paris Fashion Week during World War II, as the fashion insiders were unable to travel to France, to be able to see the new French fashion collections.
The publicist Eleanor Lambert organized an event, which he called Fashion Press Week to show the work and the new collections of designers among American reporters, who had previously neglected their jobs. Buyers were not admitted to the exhibition, but instead had access to the showrooms of designers. The week of release was a success, and fashion magazines like Vogue, which previously had focused mainly on the French fashion, began to pay more attention to American fashion.
In 1994, the event was moved to Bryant Park, where it was housed in a series of large white tents that occupied almost the entire area of the park. The access was only possible by invitation to fashion designers, reporters, celebrities, and journalists. Since 2010, the event has been moved at Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
The New York fashion week from September 8 with the parades and fashion shows occupy the first place among the events of the Big Apple, which are definitely the protagonists, but not the only thing to attend in New York during this time. In fact, the cultural energy of the metropolis proceeds incessantly with exhibitions, concerts and culinary events that continue to stimulate the citizens outside the fashion system and help to make it even more exciting in the days already full of journalists, stylists and designers. We have selected 10 outstanding ones.
Exhibition : Diane Arbus
An exhibition that tells an unusual point of view the work of one of the most influential photographers and unconventional 1900 with more than 100 shots dating back to the first seven years of Diane Arbus career (from 1956 to 1962) that anticipate and define the style that has made it famous worldwide. The photos depicting mainly New York and the characters that populate explore the unknown beginnings of creative images through never before exhibited to the general public.
Theatre : Cirque du Soleil
From September 5 to 18 in New York is Broadway Week with 2 tickets for the price of one with many shows offered by the program. Among them being the famous show is by the acrobatic dance troupe Cirque du Soleil in the brand new Paramour, which is a winning combination of circus performance of the Canadian company and Hollywood during the Golden Age, where the narrative is set.
Cinema : overlooking projections
The roof of a building, sunset, cocktails and a big screen under the stars. These are offered by the program Rooftop Cinema Club where you can reach the distributed location between Brooklyn and Manhattan, climb the top floor at about 6 pm and you can enjoy the sun setting behind the skyline of the metropolis. At about 8 o'clock starts a selection of cult films ranging from Cinema Paradiso in Pulp Fiction, to be admired in the company and follow through the distributed wireless headphones in the hall.
Music: jazz every night
From 1 September to 2 October, Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival presents a series of concerts that are based upon the best musicians of the genre. At Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, over 200 artists perform for the seventh edition of the event. Both the living legends of music and only on the evening of Thursday 8 will present Jimmy Heath, Gary Bartz, Akira Tana, Jack DeJohnette, Larry Willis, Randy Weston, Ray Drummond, Rufus Reid, Sam Gill, Junior Mance and Lee Konitz who are the rising stars.
The uniforms (work, military, sports or school) are an immense mine of inspiration for the designers and their collections. A rich exhibition of vintage and contemporary garments tells the story of his uniform and highlights the charm that suffers the fashion business: many look recount the clothing of the last century by the first of the 1900 to date, up to the reinterpretations of the designers who paraded on runways in recent years.
9/11: lest we forget
One of the saddest days of US history, just put aside for a moment the circus of events related to fashion and to commemorate the victims of the attack on the Twin Towers. Throughout the night two lighthouses light up the sky of Manhattan, and from 15 until midnight you can access the 9/11 Museum and watch from above the light installation and the neighborhood in which many people light a candle.
Art: Human Interest
An exhibition that explores the art of portraiture and its evolution from the early 1900 to the present. More than 200 works are on display, all belonging to the Whitney collection, realized both by world-renowned artists from lesser known names to the general public from figurative to abstract, from the depiction of the face with all the trappings of the most unconventional in which the subject is even absent.
With 360 degree view of Manhattan and Brooklyn, music, beer and especially all-you-can-eat oysters, this is the Oysterfest. On September 13, from 7 to 9 PM on the rooftop terrace of the local Northern Territory in Greenpoint.
Street art: Os Gemeos
Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo are two Brazilian brothers (twins as emphasizes the meaning of their art name Osgemeos) since the end of the 1980s the tread of the street art scene. As of 8 September, the art gallery Lehmann Maupin dedicates Silence of the Music, their first solo show in NY, and fills the walls of his room with the characters from the yellow faces to which the duo is known, who in April also appeared on the outer wall of the Hangarbicocca in Milan.
Painting: Juan Genovés
Juan Genovés, the most famous contemporary Spanish artists, from 13 September presents his latest works in the Marlborough gallery. Born in Valencia in 1930 and known for his contribution to the Socialist Realism and Pop and his criticism of the dictatorship of Franco from the 70s focuses mainly on two subjects, the individual and the multitude. In the paintings of the last period the protagonists are groups of tiny figures on their way to an abstract point, only tangible figures of landscapes without place nor reference points: the representation of 'humanity that takes over on the single, on the march toward a common goal.
For those who are looking only towards the NYFW, 2016, here is the day by day schedule with shows and presentations:
Claudia Li 1
Sachin & Babi
Creatures of the Wind
Noon by Noor
Creatures of Comfort
Kate Spade New York
Cushnie et Ochs
Son Jung Wan
Diane von Furstenberg by appointment
Hood By Air
Scotch & Soda
New Orleans Eyewear, Chloe Gosselin, Newbark, Morgan Lane
Oscar de la Renta
Zero + Maria Cornejo
Rag & Bone
Sally The Bridge
Carmen Marc Valvo
Kimora Lee Simmons
Assembly NY & Raquel Allegra
Calvin Klein Collection
Fashion weeks ranges from colorful clothes that are inspired by the architectural traditions, futuristic creations in fabrics and multilayer floral prints from earthy shades. A walkway is the perfect balance between present and future. The revival of the eternal cycle seems to have been broken.
Finally, the forward-looking fashion, giving up backing out as a forward for too long has taken place over the years. The best collections seen in fashion in recent days, even in their magmatic diversity do not stress this enough. Talking about trends in a time of exciting presences, is not only difficult but also unnecessary and are united by a constant feature to express views resolutely. At best, they look straight into the future, without remorse or abandon fiction. It takes shape in a new language.
The future is in the imaginative mind of steel. In a season of geometries, is produced in the statement geometrically more pure, strong and touching, obliquely, even more fun. The conceptual fashion for lack of a better phrase is often alien, cryptic bumper, always full of dry humour. They taste like a playful recreation of kindergarten clothes and colorful dishes, the very idea of folding the two-dimensional to three-dimensional reasons the body is reminiscent of a child struggling with the invention of a parallel world.
One is reminded of Flatland, the beautiful geometric-utopian novel written by Edwin Abbott in the late nineteenth century. Sure, someone may ask you to use in the real world, trapeze dresses and coats that barely touch the shapes, cutouts to erase them as resting on the body, but the point is this: is the ability to turn fashion at stake, contradicting visions and perceptions, disrupting certainties parameters and to write new ones. Rei Kawakubo is an innovative language: inventing is his priority, and this tour is particularly successful experiment.
Maybe it's the designer who best today, captures the spirit of the time to return it in an aesthetic dynamic and compact. It is also one of the few designers able to create clothes that give really, quick to wear, suitable for different body types. A wrongly pigeonholed into the ranks of dark gothic, Owens does not cease to evolve and improve.
This collection is inspired brutalist architecture, but architecture has nothing immediately, but the predominance of gray tones as different qualities of cement. Indeed, it is lyrical, with echoes of couture, couture liquid Madame Gres, for instance. Lives are high, the emphasis is on a line stretched texture and intense graphics highlighted by patchwork.
Such grace, of course, is broken by contrasts of full bodied leathers protective, and then mocking the fetish networks on the face and woolen gloves that leave uncovered not only the tip of the thumb but the gap that enhances it's all there. Sophisticated and rough, because the preciousness is no escape from reality, and waiving the future.
The future envisioned finally, is organic, icy, wild touch. It comes from hypnotic, repetitive exploration of the same form, interpreted in an escalation teeming with texture, ruffles puff, decorations, which reaches its apotheosis in absolute dresses inspired by the mantle of forest under the light. They are alien creations, these; cold and carnal, best express the overflowing of the decoration and the insistence of the appearance of three-dimensional structures that seem to be a concern of today's most popular by focusing on the incisive force of white, black, fuchsia. Imagine a mix of power and protection.
Condensation with precision a double movement: the search for a non-immediate referential iconography with an insistence on meticulous craftsmanship and can craft industry. Looking forward, memory technology the future of fashion could start here.