And just like that, New York Fashion Week is over as quickly as it arrived. As we begin to regroup after a week of running from show to presentation to party, and start interpreting all that we saw as trends, we want to take a moment to celebrate the highlights.
We geared up for the week having an idea of what things we should look out for—Juicy Couture’s very first NYFW runway show and Alexander Wang’s last, for example. Even so, that doesn’t mean we weren’t still presented with a few pleasant surprises.
There was a strong underlying theme of strength at this season's happenings, stronger and louder than there has been in the past. The celebration of women—women from all walks of life, at that—was apparent in almost everything we saw.
Below, the eight things that happened this past week worth noting, that made all of the hustle and bustle, running around, and dressing to the nines each day totally worth it.
The incredibly inclusive casting
There’s no doubt about it: Runways are becoming more diverse and inclusive with each passing season. This season was no different, with Chromat and Christian Siriano presenting noteworthy casts of models. At Chromat, one model displayed her breast surgery scars while another strutted in her prosthetic leg; Siriano sent all of our favorites—like Danielle Brooks, Ashley Graham, and Selma Blair—down the runway in his stunning evening attire.