Recent years have seen a max exodus from New York Fashion Week with countless American designers – read Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, Thom Browne, Joseph Altuzarra, Victoria Beckham and Alexander Wang – leaving the capital for pastures green, or at least for pastures new. As many revered brands make their departures a new-wave of fashion pioneers are crashing on American shores. The Europeans are coming and with them, they’re bringing fresh stylings and some interesting changeups to the New York fashion calendar.
Despite the rain in New York on Sunday, Nanushka’s presentation was buzzing with energy. There was a cool-girl crowd including Courtney Trop of Always Judging and twins Reese and Molly Blutstein, founder and frequent feature of @double3xeposure. Hungarian designer Sandra Sandor and her team transformed the penthouse of a rugged West Village building with the help of pastel coloured fabric drapings and shabby oriental rugs; the latter was such a hit that Camille Charrière even tried to purchase one from the floor. Most importantly, the collection built on the brand’s mission to create easy, wearable pieces and elevated the comfortable fabrics and casual silhouettes with chic colours, vintage-esque prints and standout details. The almond knit with a pearl zipper and the chocolate croc-skin fanny pack are both definitely on our fall wishlist.
A week after first showcasing their AW18 collection in their hometown of Copenhagen, Ganni came to NY to open their cutely coined Souvenir Shop. While joining the festivities of NYFW, it’s clear their love affair with Copenhagen runs strong. Open through the 16th of February, the shop features an exclusive collection of tees, scarves, totes, postcards, posters and even mugs that pay homage to their ever-inspiring city. Not in New York? Not to worry, London’s next.
Another Copenhagen-based brand takes New York in tow. We have been huge fans of the brand for a few seasons now and are thrilled to see it take off internationally. The two designers, Catherine Saks and Barbara Potts, both in their mid-twenties, are shaking up the discussion surrounding Scandinavian fashion; their designs are anything but minimal, rather quirky and playful. The National Arts Club was the perfect setting for their Princess Diana inspired tea party. The fur trimmed coats, polka dot gloves and fuzzy bags looked right at home.