From what I’ve seen from the New York Fashion Week Fall & Winter 2015 show: absolutely fantastic!
I’m not sure what it was this year that I feel have made it an especially good year. Two things that come to mind: better coverage and a great season for designers. When I checked showcased Berlin and Paris fashion weeks recently, while good, I felt a little underwhelmed by the coverage. I really don’t think Europeans get social media the way Americans do. Social media utilization still needs to be improved even on the American side. But it was especially good this year. The quality of it seems better. Some designers really did an excellent job with it this season. Speaking of quality before going to my next point…
While I love how social media brings everyone closer especially to events, it’s still no replacement for professional photographers. For official runway shots, it’s all done by professionals. While fashion shows are about fashion design, it’s also a huge marketing channel. Items have to look their best. I’m talking about many of the behind the scenes and candid photography. Or the photography done at the runway but not in the photography pit. Blurry, washed-out or badly composed imagery is so frustrating! Sooner or later phone/camera technology will get to the point where at least on a technical level, images will much better. Hopefully soon!
I’ve included a few images of my favorite candid and non-runway images. I found several of these images from images and posted them here for the mentioned categories. Photographers add mood and style apart from superior image quality. Images that will stick in your mind long after the show. You’ll remember the image quickly when you casually see it months and years down the road. Please event promoters, hire more great professional photographers for your events for even the casual imagery **hint hint**
So I picked out a few images that really touched me. I’ve also created a short slideshow video with many more pics of their pieces. Enjoy!
Oscar de la Renta Moves Forward. With the passing of the legend, there was a lot of confusion as to what was going to happen to the infamous fashion house. Peter Copping who is the main designer now started just days at his new job before Oscar’s passing. Pressure must have been intense. According to reports, there was a sigh of relief when the show was done. Excellent!
Kendall Jenner Keeps Rising. Honestly, I had my doubts about Kendall in the beginning. I wonder about reality personalities when they want to do something off the show. But she’s been doing well and keeps rising and rising in the modeling world. All the pics I saw of her in the show look super. Excellent work.
Zac! Zac Posen I believe was the first fashion designer I started following on Instagram. Yes, he has great style. But he also does a great job with social media and connecting with his fans. He regularly replies to comments. He’s also been a leader with having one of the most diverse-model lineups on the runway. I think the rest of the runway is finally making more of an effort to encourage this. I saw many minority-models this year. It seems many more from last year. This is good!
Happy Moment! Don’t know who the model is.. But I love these happy moments!
The Perfect Partnership. If you didn’t know, I’m a huge House of Herrera fan. Love the beauty and elegance. I have to wonder if Carolina chose the colors of her show partially-based on Karlie Kloss. Makeup and Hair artist did a fantastic job. Stunning. Absolutely!
Fashion Insider Moment. I saw this uber-cool image of Sarah Gore Reeves, Fashion Director for Vogue-Mexico. I love white and this coat by Michael Kors is stunning. Cute image too!
Super Glamorous. Seemingly simple and oh so gorgeous…
Candid by a Pro. MBFW posted this image on Instagram and it’s just too great to be done by an amateur with a camera-phone. I wish they listed the photographer to give them credit. This image is timeless.
New Discoveries. I’m still catching up on designers and certainly don’t know all the players. I’m glad when I keep up, I see new and fresh designs. Here are three designers I will definitely be keeping closer tabs on!
Celebrity Designer. I really loved Victoria Beckham’s collection this season. It’s one of the first shows I saw this year and immediately ‘ooh’ed this piece.
Details. I love it when designers have details in their collections. Sometimes they are obvious. Sometimes not. I love this shot.
BTS. Let’s end the pics with the Behind-The-Scenes shot with the popular Karlie Kloss. It takes a team to have models look as good as they do. Photographers, Makeup Artist, Hair Stylist, Wardrobe Stylist, Creative Directors…. Yes, they may have some distinguishing features or charisma that makes them desirable for the runway. But they don’t wakeup that way. Well, that’s what I keep telling myself!