New York City kicked off the first of the big four fashion weeks this September, with some iconic designs for the Spring Summer 2024 season. Here is a rundown of some of the highlights.
Kicking off NYFW was the famed American leather house, Coach. The label debuted its Spring 2024 collection with a runway show at the iconic New York Public Library, in a show which seemed like an ode to New York City. Key highlights included the introduction of soft suiting (think cotton and wool subtly aged), along with largely muted neutral shades and black. The show also marked Stuart Vevers’ 10th anniversary with the house and was revealed to a FROW of celebrity guests including JLO and Lil Nas.
The next big show of the week was the Ralph Lauren collection, which was revealed over the weekend. According to the house, the Spring Summer 2024 capsule was inspired by “the freedom of personal style, reflecting the individuality of a woman who is timeless and modern, bold and romantic, sophisticated and vibrant – always grounded in a spirit of her authenticity.”
For SS24 Michael Kors introduced a collection defined by “barefoot glamour,” and far-flung summer destinations of dreams. Creating the sense of a vacay from the city, the capsule was showcased in Domino Park, on the banks of New York’s East River overlooking Manhattan. Meanwhile, the collection itself was inspired by the hedonism of the 70s, muses such as the late Jane Birkin, Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Sharon Tate.
Rounding up the big shows of New York Fashion Week was the Carolina Herrara show. The house’s SS24 collection marked Wes Gordon’s fifth year as Creative Director at the house. To celebrate he put on an iconic event at the Whitney Museum of American Art, with an explosion of seasonal floral patterns and colours, ranging from violet hues to lemon shades.