It’s that time of year again. That time to separate the fashionistas from the hype beast. It’s fashion week in NYC.
NYFW (New York Fashion Week) is like a coming of age in the fashion world. It’s a staple for designers to showcase their creativity for the upcoming season. The visionaries this year seem to be all on one accord with their aesthetics. Interesting. This past Sunday (Sept. 10) two of the most iconic names in fashion took this week by storm.
Class is in session— Laquan Smith held his fashion show in a rather unorthodox way that we are living for. The 29-year-old designer took over the gymnasium at Beacon High School in Manhattan to display his edgy designs. His Spring/Summer collection gives off collegiate vibes inspired by Bring It On, Clueless, and Spike Lee’s School Daze.
“All I do is watch movies in my downtime, but I didn’t want to do anything that referenced them directly,” Smith told Vogue. “It was more about getting that feeling of being young and cool.”
Smith channeled that perfectly. The inspiration played well with the preppy feel of plaid and camo patterns—mixed with risky mesh and thigh-high slits. This 90s inspired theme is guaranteed to create a buzz in the forthcoming season. Celebrity guest came through to show Smith lots of love. Cardi B, Offset, Misa Hylton, Remy Ma, and Angela Simmons were a few big name in attendances.
When it comes to Rihanna, nobody does it better. In my opinion, she is dominating every avenue she takes on. Rihanna held her fashion show for Fenty x Puma last night and boy did she put on a show. It’s goodbye for the boring catwalks. Designers are taking it up a few notches by hosting full fledge presentations.
The Fenty x Puma SS18 collection was presented on a black carpet surrounded by mountains of glittery pink sand. Your fave could never. The articles included X-Game inspired gear mixed with a few eclectic swim wear items. The colors are vibrant and fashion forward, which truly speaks to the icon herself.
— Ultimate Rihanna (@URihannaFansite) September 10, 2017
— Maeve McDermott (@maeve_mcdermott) September 11, 2017
— Fenty Beauty (@fentybeauty) September 11, 2017