September is the January for fashion, according to Vogue. Yes, it’s Fashion Month. This is a time when the industry, despite the crisis, celebrates its talent and innovations.
For the our team, it’s going to be a busy month. There will be many (in-person) fashion shows and digital releases at New York Fashion Week. Many outfits are being planned. Designers will also take over Paris, Milan, and London later in the month.
Yet, fashion celebrations are also popping up in the art world, with the unveiling of the first part of Costume Institute’s “In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion” exhibit, which will follow the much-anticipated Met Gala red carpet, as well as the ballet debut of designers Christopher John Rogers and Esteban Cortazar at this year’s New York City Ballet fall gala.
Here are some fashion releases and events that our team looks forward to in the coming months.
Brooklyn Museum Exhibits Dior
In addition to the Costume Institute’s ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’, New York will host a fashion showcase this autumn: The Brooklyn Museum will host ‘Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams’. The exhibit, which will open on September 10, will examine the history of the French house through photographs, sketches, archival videos and other media. It was created by Christian Dior, as well as his successors Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri.
LaQuan Smith takes over the Empire State Building
LaQuan Smith, New York’s designer will host his spring ’21 show on September 9 at the Empire State Building. This feat has never been attempted in the nearly 90 years the landmark has been standing. According to Vogue, Smith plans to close the entire building and use every floor, from the lobby to observation deck. Smith said that he has vivid memories of going on field trips to the Empire State Building with his classmates in grade school: “I was in awe of its size, so it’s amazing all these years later to show my collection there.”
Miu Miu’s glittery boots have been a favorite of mine since fall 2011, when they debuted their now-famous sparkly boots, which were spotted by every editor and influencer in the city. Thanks to a birthday gift and The RealReal’s large selection of luxury resale products, I was able to finally get my own pair of Miu Miu glitter shoes. “I’ll be demonstrating in daylight at New York Fashion Week in the footwear equivalent to a disco ball,” says one of the future guests.
Slipping Into Fall
Slip season is over, but after seeing Zoe Kravitz’s electric blue dress, I am rethinking my fall shopping list. The silk georgette style was designed by Araks and comes in a variety of colors. The hot pink color is what I’m most interested in. I can see myself styling it with a leather jacket, lug-sole loafers, and a leather jacket when the temperatures reach fall.
Fashion is on Point
This month, the New York City Ballet celebrates its new season with the Fall Fashion Gala. The gala was hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker, Laverne Cox, and features a ballet premiere by Sidra Bell, and Andrea Miller. Costumes by Christopher John Rogers, Esteban Cortazar. “If there were a night that was tailor-made just for me, this is it.” – Frances Sola Santago, Fashion Writer.
Target is Coming for Our Wallets
“Target’s latest designer collaboration is coming in September – and trust me, it’s worth waking up early for. This collection is a continuation of last year’s Designer dress collab, which included partnerships with Alexis, Christopher John Rogers and Rixo. The partnership will now include separates from Rachel Comey and accessories by Sandy Liang, Nililotan, and Victor Glemaud. They will be available in sizes XXS through 4X. It’s a good idea to plan ahead and check out the lookbook next week so that you can be ready to hit “add to cart” when the collection drops.”— EH