Fashion’s most anticipated event of the year—New York Fashion Week (NYFW)— has come to an end. With New York hosting over 300 runway shows, there were so many highlight moments and iconic runway shows that had us all clutching our pearls! With that said, here is your NYFW S/S’24 recap of all these moments so you don’t feel left out! Plus, this is a great way for you to see what trends we’ll be seeing for Spring/Summer 2024.
Christian Siriano’s Read-to-Wear Collection
Christian Siriano‘s 61-look collection was the definition of ballet-core meets fantasy fairies. If there’s anything you need to take from this runway show, you need to look more into the ballet-core trend and get yourself some bows!
This collection was a celebration of his 15 years in business, and Siriano did it in the best way possible by creating what he knows best: beautiful gowns. He also celebrated by having a special performance by Sia.
The runway gave us fabulous tutus, ribbons and lace, and ballerina-chic looks. Of course, a lot of his standout looks were in the gowns and dresses. As you can see below, these looks were definite favorites for many because of how structured yet soft they are.
Of course, there is no better way to close off a show than by having Sia perform her top hits. The Australian Singer-Songwriter performed ‘Chandelier’ and ‘Diamonds,’ wearing a tiered, gradient gown and a large pink bow in her hair.
Sandy Liang’s Collection: Bows, Bows, and More Bows!
Speaking of bows, the queen of ballet-core, Sandy Liang, also showcased her S/S ’24 collection at NYFW. Her collection is inspired by the movie “Aquamarine,” in which she includes seashells and pearls, all with a special ballet twist.
This collection was highly anticipated, especially after Gen Z fell in love with her collaboration with BAGGU. As you can see below, her looks pay homage to the movie while still remaining true to her unique aesthetic of girlhood and femininity. It also gives off a modern-day little mermaid vibe, in which she can come out of the sea to take a ballet class.
Some of her most loved looks were the bow belts and bags. The bow belts sent Twitter into shambles because of how feminine and delicate they are. They give off this very romantic touch to the look, and we will continue to see touches of bows in the coming seasons. The bow bags need no explanation. They are so girly and fun that they have everyone in a chokehold! These bow bags have inspired people to get ribbons and tie bows in their purses and bags.
Mirror Palsais: “The Return of Glamour”
If you don’t know the brand Mirror Palais, this iconic runway show by designer Marcelo Gaia will have you obsessed. This collection is all in its name; it’s glamour and a vintage-inspired collection that’s elegant.
As you can see, these silhouettes celebrate the bodies of the models. The sheer looks show how romantic and glam it can be to show off a little skin. It’s about this romantic feeling and celebrating the return of glamour.
Of course, there was no other way for Gaia to close the show than to have Cindy Kimberly walk down the runway as a Mirror Palsais royal bride.
Bishme Cromartie’s Debut Collection
Project Runway’s Season 20 All-Stars winner, Bishme Cromartie, showcased his first post-win collection at NYFW. This was a highlight of fashion week because of Cromartie’s fresh take on streetwear. His aesthetic revolves around creating architectural looks that instill confidence in women.
The show started off with models strutting down the runway in streetwear looks featuring a vibrant green leaf print. The architectural elements of his designs were most evident in the jackets and the blooming flower tops.
Transitioning from the green fabric, models then came down the runway in these denim-on-denim looks. Cromartie introduced denim skirts that have become popular, particularly the pleated denim skirts. What truly sets him apart from other designers are the mini dresses that are elegantly designed with a unique hood feature at the back. These are his unique styles, where he creates a perfect world where glam meets street.
You can watch more of his full collection here: https://nyfw.com/designer/bishme-cromartie/
NYFW S/S’24 did not disappoint with its stunning runway looks. Each of these designers created iconic moments that provided insight into the trends we can anticipate for Spring and Summer 2024. It’s safe to say that the ballet-core trend is here to stay, and we can expect to see more glamorous and transparent garments. While streetwear remains a classic favorite, the unexpected twist of elegance is something to keep an eye out for!