STYLE FASHION WEEK, widely considered one of the “must-attend” events of New York’s Fall Fashion Week, moves onboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum this year for shows running Sept. 7-9. Style, which produces similar events worldwide, has previously hosted the New York event at such iconic spots as Madison Square Garden, the Hammerstein Ballroom and Gotham Hall.
Besides New York, Style plans 2017/18 Fashion Weeks in Los Angeles; Palm Springs, Calif.; Miami; New York’s Hamptons; and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
The Style event — and it is an event — features art and music as well as fashion in its runway shows and in an expansive marketplace. In addition, industry members and consumers can buy clothing off the runway through a Style Fashion Week app.
Style Fashion Week presents designers from the United States, Asia, Europe, Mexico and beyond. Among the 25 designers showing their new lines in New York:
- Meriem Belkhayat. Considered one of the most celebrated Kaftan designers in Morocco and the Arab world.
- Malan Breton. The Taiwanese-born American’s menswear, womenswear, outerwear, accessories and bridal wear lines are known for their fabrics and signature detailing.
- Richard Hallmarq. The “Project Runway” alum (Season 11) makes jersey knit clothing for women who want high fashion with comfort but without breaking their budgets.
- Marco Marco. The Los Angeles-based designer is known for his fashion-forward men’s briefs, boxers and swimwear.
- David Tupaz. The Las Vegas- and Los Angeles-based haute couture designer is known for his custom-tailored gowns, high-fashion ensembles, bridal gowns and handcrafted accessories.
The roster, according to a Style Fashion Week statement, speaks to current attitudes and trends in the womenswear, menswear and kidswear fashion worlds.
Style Fashion Week, the statement said, has a global presence that supports emerging as well as seasoned designers. Toward that end, organizers plan to create artist communes in many cities in conjunction with its 2017/18 shows to provide even greater opportunities for young designers to grow in their craft.
For more things fashion, read more from E. Vincent Martinez on his Fashionado website.