If past seasons of New York Fashion Week saw the exodus of designers, its Spring 2019 edition doubled as a homecoming to several comebacks as well as the breeding ground to new creative blood and revolutionary tropes. Renewed with a substance-packed schedule, below, we sum up all the major NYFW highlights you shouldn’t miss.

Savage x Fenty spliced lingerie with body positivity


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Staged at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Rihanna staged her first Savage x Fenty lingerie show as a love letter to the female body. Not just the archetypal supermodel figure Victoria’s Secret is infamously synonymous for, but an all-inclusive, progressive redefinition that defies gender labels. These are translated by a diverse casting which includes not limited to a very-pregnant Slick Woods, plus-size model and cultural phenomenon Paloma Elsesser, and models of the moment the Hadid siblings.

Raf Simons made a Jaws-evoking splash at Calvin Klein

Raf Simons recently shared his view on fashion’s state to System Magazine in an interview, “I like the idea of doing something very calming in the midst of what I think in fashion is now one huge mess, a melting to of overdone clothes.” Always one to proffer the subversive, Simons’ latest offering for Calvin Klein binged on American pop culture references — Jaws and The Graduate, personal cinematic favourites of Simons’ — for a collection that stood out in a sensuality that’s both off-kilter and utterly wearable at once.

Singaporean model Duan Mei Yue made her NYFW debut