New York Fashion Week is running from the 9th-14th of September this year, drawing fashion editors, influencers, and PR Professionals to America’s fashion event of the year. Tribeca Spring Studios at 50 Varick Street will function as the main headquarters but designers will also be hosting off-site runway shows and presentations all throughout the city.
There would be no New York Fashion week without Eleanor Lambert (1903–2003), American fashion publicist, who played an instrumental role in increasing international recognition of the American fashion industry and the emergence of New York as America’s fashion capital.
To celebrate the fashion week, we are showcasing three digital magazine issues containing articles centred around individuals who have shaped the event and what it’s like to attend.
AnOther Magazine ‘Helmut Lang’ (Autumn/Winter 2010)
In 1998, Helmut Lang decided to reshape the fashion year by hosting his Spring/Summer 1999 show in September, six weeks in advance of the official schedule and before the Paris and Milan fashion weeks.
Susannah Frankel enjoyed a rare interview with the fashion designer turned artist, and comments on his influence on the fashion industry.
“It is a measure of his impact that more than a few other big name American designers followed suit resulting in the New York shows being moved permanently. They now kick off the international fashion caravan as opposed to closing it.”
System ‘Fashion Weak’ (Issue №13 — Spring/Summer 2019)
Runway shows and presentations each represent the designers vision, including lighting, music, performances, installations, and more.
Robin Givan, American fashion editor and Pulitzer Prize winning writer, reports on surviving the shows with a broken foot.
“While I found the fashion community kind and accommodating, the infrastructure of fashion shows is brutal. In New York, despite the Americans with Disabilities Act, runway presentations are not organised with the disabled in mind — not even the temporarily disabled.”
Selvedge ‘Bode Well’ (Issue 93)
Emily Bode was the first female menswear designer at New York Fashion Week: Men’s, in 2017. First launched in 2016, Bode has received much attention for her use of antique textiles where the feminine and masculine are harmoniously blended.
Sarah E. Braddock Clarke writes about her life and career.
“Where streetwear and sportswear have tended to dominate menswear, Bode presents a distinct, sometimes folkloric aesthetic — one that sensitively fuses the female and the male.”
Access to the digital magazine issues included in this post will be active until the 9th October 2022.