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The Best of New York Fashion Week, in Pictures

By T: The New York Times Style Magazine Singapore

Marc Jacobs Fall 2019.
 
Nina Westervelt
Marc Jacobs Fall 2019.

The Fall 2019 shows have come to close in New York. Here, our favourite images from the week as captured by T’s photographers.

Wednesday, February 13

Ever the showman, Marc Jacobs concluded New York Fashion Week with a theatrical tour de force. Guests sat in pitch darkness while a single spotlight illuminated each model as she walked to the sounds of a live string quartet. The collection was rich with outerwear — thick wool capes, oversize plaid coats — rounded out by a series of ruffled tulle and feather-trimmed gowns worn by models with bare faces and tousled hair. Together, the looks conjured the dazzle and glamour of city life — and hinted of melancholy, too.

Nina WesterveltMarc Jacobs Fall 2019.
Marc Jacobs Fall 2019.
Nina WesterveltMarc Jacobs Fall 2019.
Marc Jacobs Fall 2019.
Nina WesterveltMarc Jacobs Fall 2019.
Marc Jacobs Fall 2019.

Tuesday, February 12

Vaquera’s Patric DiCaprio, Claire Sullivan and Bryn Taubensee sent their models theatrically stomping through a maze of seating across a floor scattered with dried leaves. The effect lent itself to the notion of a decaying Manhattan home overlooking Central Park, its inhabitants’ sanity slowly deteriorating. The collection evoked domesticity, too, with pyjama stripes, tapestry-like fabrics and upholstery trim.

Yu FujiwaraVaquera Fall 2019.
Vaquera Fall 2019.
Yu FujiwaraVaquera Fall 2019.
Vaquera Fall 2019.
Yu FujiwaraVaquera Fall 2019.
Vaquera Fall 2019.

Monday, February 11

At Proenza Schouler, designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough took their chic downtown woman and updated her wardrobe with a few modern gestures: expertly tailored riffs on the classic trench and dress coat (some reworked with denim), and relaxed, androgynous suiting.

Dina LitovskyProenza Schouler Fall 2019.
Proenza Schouler Fall 2019.
Dina LitovskyProenza Schouler Fall 2019.
Proenza Schouler Fall 2019.
Dina LitovskyProenza Schouler Fall 2019.
Proenza Schouler Fall 2019.

For his sophomore collection as the creative director of Carolina Herrera, Wes Gordon sent out an assortment of vibrant, floral-inspired looks against the stately backdrop of the New York Historical Society. Colourful billowing evening gowns featured heavily at the end, but overall, there was an unburdened feeling to the collection, evidenced by the tiny cross-body purses — barely big enough for a phone and a credit card.

Eli SchmidtCarolina Herrera Fall 2019.
Carolina Herrera Fall 2019.
Eli SchmidtCarolina Herrera Fall 2019.
Carolina Herrera Fall 2019.
Eli SchmidtCarolina Herrera Fall 2019.
Carolina Herrera Fall 2019.
Eli SchmidtCarolina Herrera Fall 2019.
Carolina Herrera Fall 2019.

Sunday, February 10

A confluence of global influences — from Southeast Asia’s hippie movement to the exuberant glamour of 1970s Paris fashion legends (think Christian Lacroix and Yves Saint Laurent) — synthesized on Prabal Gurung’s runway this season. Gurung often translates multicultural references into his work, but this collection’s colorful palette and rich textiles made for an especially joyous offering.

Eli SchmidtPrabal Gurung Fall 2019.
Prabal Gurung Fall 2019.
Eli SchmidtPrabal Gurung Fall 2019.
Prabal Gurung Fall 2019.
Eli SchmidtPrabal Gurung Fall 2019.
Prabal Gurung Fall 2019.
Eli SchmidtPrabal Gurung Fall 2019.
Prabal Gurung Fall 2019.

For her collegiate-influenced fall 2019 collection, Tory Burch eschewed references to the typical prepster universities and academies; instead she looked to Black Mountain College, the legendary but short-lived North Carolina arts school. There were bohemian notes throughout the collection, most notably in the blouses’ ruffled collars and gathered sleeves, along with other arts-and-crafts embellishments such as fringe, patchwork and decorative buttons.

Nina WesterveltTory Burch Fall 2019.
Tory Burch Fall 2019.
Nina WesterveltTory Burch Fall 2019.
Tory Burch Fall 2019.
Nina WesterveltTory Burch Fall 2019.
Tory Burch Fall 2019.
Nina WesterveltTory Burch Fall 2019.
Tory Burch Fall 2019.

Saturday, February 9

In the spacious ground-level atrium of a Wall Street skyscraper, Area’s showgoers saw plenty to distract them from the subfreezing temperatures outside. Starting with a graphic assortment of black, white and red houndstooth looks, the collection (by co-designers Beckett Fogg and Piotrek Panszczyk) progressed into a final series of shimmery, holographic purples. Outfits were topped off with glittering rhinestone hair extensions.

Yu FujiwaraArea Fall 2019.
Area Fall 2019.
Yu FujiwaraArea Fall 2019.
Area Fall 2019.
Yu FujiwaraArea Fall 2019.
Area Fall 2019.
Yu FujiwaraArea Fall 2019.
Area Fall 2019.
Yu FujiwaraArea Fall 2019.
Area Fall 2019.

At Brandon Maxwell’s Fall 2019 show, guests were treated to an intimate affair inside midtown’s Hotel Pennsylvania. It was a remarkably scaled-back event relative to the designer’s tailgate-party extravaganza last season, and the collection itself also exuded a toned-down, refined sensibility. Harkening back to some of his older collections, Maxwell sent out a lineup of mostly black-and-white looks — aside from a finale that included neon green and lush pink. The designer dedicated the show to his mother, Pam — and she accompanied him on the runway for his finale bow.

Nina WesterveltBrandon Maxwell Fall 2019.
Brandon Maxwell Fall 2019.
Nina WesterveltBrandon Maxwell Fall 2019.
Brandon Maxwell Fall 2019.
Nina WesterveltBrandon Maxwell Fall 2019.
Brandon Maxwell Fall 2019.
Nina WesterveltBrandon Maxwell Fall 2019.
Brandon Maxwell Fall 2019.

At their usual show venue in Bushwick, Eckhaus Latta’s Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta delivered a collection filled with sharply tailored wool suiting, sculptural knits and refined digital prints. A first-time collaboration with Ugg resulted in several cozy, shearling footwear options, including open-toed mules and sandals, all in the brand’s signature square-toe shape.

Nina WesterveltEckhaus Latta Fall 2019.
Eckhaus Latta Fall 2019.
Nina WesterveltEckhaus Latta Fall 2019.
Eckhaus Latta Fall 2019.
Nina WesterveltEckhaus Latta Fall 2019.
Eckhaus Latta Fall 2019.
Nina WesterveltEckhaus Latta Fall 2019.
Eckhaus Latta Fall 2019.
Nina WesterveltEckhaus Latta Fall 2019.
Eckhaus Latta Fall 2019.

Friday, February 8

Jeremy Scott has never been a designer for the faint of heart, and his latest collection was no exception: On Friday, he showed a punk-inspired lineup of almost entirely black-and-white ensembles, splashed with sensationalist tabloid buzzwords. The procession of tulle-layered cocktail dresses, vinyl overcoats and knit separates emblazoned with words like “danger,” “chaos” and “scandal” underscored that there’s no escaping today’s news.

Kevin TachmanJeremy Scott Fall 2019.
Jeremy Scott Fall 2019.
Kevin TachmanJeremy Scott Fall 2019.
Jeremy Scott Fall 2019.
Kevin TachmanJeremy Scott Fall 2019.
Jeremy Scott Fall 2019.
Kevin TachmanJeremy Scott Fall 2019.
Jeremy Scott Fall 2019.
Kevin TachmanJeremy Scott Fall 2019.
Jeremy Scott Fall 2019.

At Brock Collection, the designers Kristopher and Laura Vassar Brockunderscored their young brand’s ultrafeminine DNA with a fanciful lineup of dresses and skirts, some ruffled, some with peplum waists, others styled with figure-flattering belts. Beyond their signature English-garden florals, the designers also incorporated several tweed pieces into the collection — perfect for the office or the ladies-who-lunch crowd.

Nina WesterveltBrock Collection Fall 2019.
Brock Collection Fall 2019.
Nina WesterveltBrock Collection Fall 2019.
Brock Collection Fall 2019.
Nina WesterveltBrock Collection Fall 2019.
Brock Collection Fall 2019.
Nina WesterveltBrock Collection Fall 2019.
Brock Collection Fall 2019.
Nina WesterveltBrock Collection Fall 2019.
Brock Collection Fall 2019.

Thursday, February 7

When it comes to designers’ strong suits, Tom Ford delivered just that: expertly tailored, slim-cut suits (a Ford trademark) for men and women, most notably in black leather, and lush velvets in sumptuous shades of red, aubergine and forest green. But suiting aside, the overall message was one of comfort, from the relaxed satin trousers to the flowing jersey column dresses with thick chain straps. Comfortable, but supremely elegant.

Eli SchmidtTom Ford Fall 2019.
Tom Ford Fall 2019.
Eli SchmidtTom Ford Fall 2019.
Tom Ford Fall 2019.
Eli SchmidtTom Ford Fall 2019.
Tom Ford Fall 2019.