Ongoing till 13 September, New York Fashion Week Spring 2018 is in full swing. Despite fashion industry critics questioning the Big Apple’s relevancy following the decampment of Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, Joseph Altuzarra, and Thom Browne to Paris, the festivity once again proved its worth as fashion month’s kickoff capital.
There’s the do-no-wrong Raf Simons proffering his take on dystopian Americana for his second Calvin Klein show — but stealing his show was Kaia Gerber, daughter of ’90s supermodel Cindy Crawford, making her first-ever runway debut. The 16-year-old also opened the show for Alexander Wang’s #WangFest street show, setting herself up for a meteoric modelling career that might just parallel Kendall Jenner’s in 2014.
Then there’s also bad gal Rihanna. Moving her Fenty Puma show back to the concrete jungle after showing two seasons in Paris, the creative director upped the ante on showmanship with a series of motocross stunts across a set of pink dunes as models sauntered around.
From Alexander Wang’s supermodel-infested #WangFest to Kendall Jenner’s official status as a fashion icon, here are the best Instagram posts of New York Fashion Week Spring 2018 you might have missed.
Kaia Gerber, daughter of ’90s supermodel Cindy Crawford, made her much-anticipated runway debut at Raf Simons’ Calvin Klein show.
“CALVIN KLEIN! There are no words to describe how I feel, I love you endlessly Raf!”
RiRi’s go-to muse, Slick Woods, fired it up before walking the Fenty Puma track.
“Who think they ready for this Fenty show?”
Kendall Jenner is officially an icon. Named Fashion Icon of the Decade by the Daily Front Row Awards, the model celebrated her win in Giambattista Valli Couture’s Fall 2017 black tulle confection.
“Thank you! Thank you!”
This is how Bella Hadid navigates her New York shows.
“Mr. Nelson bossed up”
It’s never an Alexander Wang party without the Wang Gang and a Wang-over.
“#MOOD when you wake up with a wangover”
Also spotted amid the #WangFest: Japanese model Kiko Mizuhara as the latest member of the squad.
#WANGFEST #WANGSS18 ????????????
I had so much fun last night! Thank you so much!! @alexanderwangny team for having me for this fav show❤️ made some new friends ????✌????????”