New York Fashion Week is running in full force. After the men’s leg ended on a literal high with Raf Simons’ drug-induced show earlier last week, it left us optimistic for an exciting follow-up for the women’s season. Sure enough, NYFW has yet to disappoint. Now midway through the schedule, we’ve seen The Matrix effect take centre stage as office power-dressing at Alexander Wang’s show; Vogue’s Anna Wintour and rapper Cardi B become seat pals as well as fashion meme fodder at said show; Japanese model Kiko Mizuhara flaunting Adam Selman’s next It-eyewear; and Juicy Couture making its inaugural fashion week debut.
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Phillipp Plein took showmanship lightyears ahead with a Frank Sinatra-loving robot opening the extravaganza. It gurgled Fly Me to the Moon before marching hand-in-hand with Irina Shayk who emerged from a UFO.
Meanwhile, Jeremy Scott went on a different kind of spaceship — The Fifth Element’s, to be exact. He had the likes of Gigi Hadid and Jourdan Dunn channel the 1997 flick’s manic pixie dream girl Leeloo.
“Thank you, my dear friend, @itsjeremyscott for having me open and close your otherworldly show last night ! Best way to kick off Fashion Month, a trip to space ! ☺️???????? so fun x”
Raf Simons’s Fall 2018 show in New York had narcotics as its running theme. ‘LSD’, ‘XTC’, ‘GHB’ and ‘2C-B’ were typed onto decorated patches. There was also a tee printed with a portrait of Christiane F, the 14-year-old character who becomes a sex worker to pay off her drug addiction in an eponymously titled German book…
It was take-daughter-to-work day for Instagram fashion director Eva Chen, who brought along her Insta-famous five-year-old, Ren Bannister, to watch Mansur Gavriel’s presentation.