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The Ongoing Battle

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Diversity in fashion seems like one of the industry’s longest running battles; it feels like every season, we discuss how much progress has been made and how much more we need to see. For the spring 2017 shows in New York, London, Milan, and Paris, this season proved to be the most diverse yet. But let’s not get too excited just yet. There’s still quite a lot of progress to be made.

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Looking Forward

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There’s so much out there in terms of fashion, and it’s up to today’s designers to provide women with choices, whether it’s a character she could become via a brand’s propositions or a message that a collection presents. Sure, sometimes the clothes are left to speak for themselves. But in that case, the pieces should carry the strength of re-presenting typical garb.

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Fall 2016 in Review

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It feels like fashion never sleeps; right as the fall 2016 menswear shows came to a close, womenswear kicked off without missing a beat. And while there’s a lot of discussion around the somewhat “broken” cycle of Fashion Month, this was a season just like any other, with major collections, designer switchups, and all the usual elements that keep us coming back for more.

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Next Fall

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It seems as if the men’s fashion market is growing more and more each season, attracting increased attention to the world’s most noteworthy fashion capitals. For fall 2016, we saw the top menswear creators continue to expand the dialogue on traditional definitions of masculinity and male style, playing with various elements that redefine the formerly quiet niche.

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#NYFWM

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For years, the major menswear shows have been limited to London, Milan, and Paris, leading New York-based labels to either pick a different city or show during the biannual womenswear Fashion Weeks. But with the growth of the global men’s fashion market, the Big Apple began to broaden its horizons, and New York Fashion Week: Men’s finally came about for the first time this summer. Thanks to the CFDA, many could argue that New York’s menswear scene would officially be on-par with that of the other major fashion capitals, while the four-day event itself was buzzing with excitement and optimism (and of course, an abundance of street style hoopla, wild after parties, and other fanfare), even after the three-weeks of European menswear concluded last month. So, how did NYC measure up?

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Model and Actress Hari Nef. Photo Courtesy i-D

The Other Sex

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“New York needs a confidence boost.”

Hari Nef is taking the fashion world by storm, sparking a strong discussion on what it means to be transgendered in an industry often defined by binary gender codes. In a recent interview with Bullett, she goes into more detail about distinguishing androgyny from being trans and where New York could use more improvement.

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Marc Jacobs fall 2015 ready-to-wear; Photo Courtesy John Minchillo, AP

Women of New York

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New York Fashion Week fall/winter 2015 finally came to a close, and although we’ve still got London, Milan, and Paris to keep an eye on, the industry is definitely breathing a collective sigh of relief. So, what did we take away from the whirlwind of these hundreds of shows from the past week, and what does it mean for fashion-conscious females? We’re not going to go into trends for the new season quite yet. Instead, let’s take a look at New York designers’ visions for the modern woman and what messages are being presented.

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New York for Guys

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New York Fashion Week has always stood apart from the rest of the major fashion capitals in a lot of ways, one of those being its display – or lack thereof – of men’s fashion. While London, Milan, and Paris each have separate events for the menswear shows, New York has always chosen to do it all at once, resulting in a larger-scale biannual spectacle and a whole lot of action. But now, men’s fashion in the Big Apple might be getting its own time to shine.

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Another Iman

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Actually, make that Imaan with two a’s. But don’t think the spelling difference sets new face Imaan Hammam far apart from the iconic supermodel. Though the rookie technically debuted last year when she was hand-picked by Riccardo Tisci to open Givenchy, she really showed her stuff by recently taking New York by storm in her first full Fashion Week. Walking for the likes of Proenza Schouler, Hugo Boss, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez and many more, the exotic beauty’s season is off to a great start. And with four international Vogue editorials in the past two months, Hammam’s proving her status as more than just another new face. Be sure to keep an eye on Imaan Hammam through the rest of Fashion Month and beyond.

 

Feature image courtesy of Vogue Italia

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The Fall 2014 Trend Report: New York Fashion Week

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After the fall 2014 menswear collections, it seemed like the industry almost forgot to mention the noteworthy trends that came out of it. However, that doesn’t mean things went unnoticed; the luxe sportswear, standout checks and plaids, playful furs and shearlings and unexpected pops of color for guys reappeared for their female counterparts throughout New York Fashion Week.

While many of us were a little distracted by incessant blizzards and borderline-apocalyptic winter weather, designers at New York Fashion Week didn’t let a little snow stop them from showing off their best work. Sure, London Fashion Week is just now wrapping up, and we’ve still got Milan and Paris after that. But let’s not forget to keep an eye on some of the biggest trends to emerge from New York Fashion Week when examining the rest of the fall 2014 ready-to-wear collections.

 

All photos via Style.com; Feature photo courtesy of Harper‘s Bazaar