New York Fashion Week is always one to watch and this Spring/Summer 19 season did not disappoint with a taste of the newest trends and innovations at the forefront of fashion and style. Prestigious brands and fashion newcomers alike brought their A-game with runways that were increasingly streetwear-focused and steezy. Schön!, of course, was there to give you an exclusive look backstage at the names you should know for 2019 and some of the most exciting shows NYFW had to offer.
Schön! photographer Zhamak Fullad captured the flamboyant behind the scenes antics of VFiles Runway 10. The street-wise brand showcased emerging talent with a vision that taps into the creative youth. The clothes performed loud and proud, featuring exaggerated colours and extravagant streetwear staples to be obsessed with.
The Eckhaus Latta SS19 show reiterated the fashion house’s aesthetic sensibility. The idiosyncratic collection featured in these Sara Julia Waller backstage shots offered refined tailoring and textured silhouettes juxtaposed against the backdrop of a children’s orchestra. The looks were equally playful and serene, exemplifying the brand’s artistic growth.
Dion Lee convinces us that the ultimate fashion faux-pas is a must-have in SS19. Silk suits, lace detailing and lingerie accents, pictured here in Waller’s Polaroids, were paired with flip-flops. Once again the Australian label managed to merge sheer sophistication with Ozzie nonchalance.
Waller was there again to capture New Yorker Christian Siriano’s show which looked like it came straight off an episode of Sex and the City. The holiday-inspired collection was sassy and sophisticated; imagine a Manhattan socialite at a resort in Hawaii.
Our photographer Bobby Banks gave us a look behind the curtain at Ya Jun Lin, C+plus SERIES and Laurence & Chico. The Ya Jun Lin SS19 show was just as compelling and bold backstage as on the runway. This season the young designer pushed womenswear to powerful heights, with thoughtfully modern form and function.
In its NYFW debut, C+plus SERIES conceptualised uncomplicated urban elegance. Designer C.T. Liu balanced sublime style with workwear for the modern woman.
Laurence & Chico brought a fresh perspective to sportswear in something that can only be described as ‘athletic ballroom’. The fabulous apparel was styled to perfection in what was an unmissable show.
A highlight of fashion week was Telfar, as seen here in photos taken by Zhamak Fullad. The fashion veritably performed in what was a collective experience of nostalgic ’70s street culture, that was funky, retro and unmistakably cool.
New York boasted excellence, making sure we don’t forget why it reigns supreme as the world’s fashion capital. In the Big Apple, haute couture can walk the streets as easily as it struts the catwalk; fashion is everything but style is more.
Check out more behind the scenes from NYFW here.