New York Fashion Week wrapped for this season on Thursday, Feb. 16.
Marc Jacobs, who traditionally has the final show to end Fashion Week, made a statement by keeping his show quiet, according to The Washington Post. The Park Avenue Armory venue was kept bare, with folding chairs for guests and no decorations. The show had no music.
Instead, the music came from the collection itself, which Jacobs said was inspired by hip-hop. Jacobs saw “Hip-Hop Evolution,” a documentary about the genre and era, several months ago.
The collection featured mostly neutral colors, chunky shoes and accessories, sporty casuals, and a variety of coats, The Washington Post reported. Among the models walking was Kendall Jenner.
Guests included rapper Lil’ Kim and Katy Perry.
Oscar de la Renta was honored in a ceremony by the U.S. Postal Service. The designer died three years ago, but his company still appears in prestigious circles. He provided outfits for many presidents’ wives, including Michelle Obama. Ivanka Trump also wore De La Renta during her father’s inauguration.
Hillary Clinton was among those who gathered for the ceremony, which includes Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue. Clinton praised de la Renta’s accomplishments and highlighted his status as an immigrant to the U.S.
On Wednesday, designer Thom Browne dished up a winter-inspired show, which touched on various winter-related items, like penguins and ice-skating, as well as Browne’s dog (who attended the show).
Browne organized an evolution of color on the runway, a series of gray, to hue, to black and white. The focus was on distinct and sharp tailoring, with no dresses. Instead, Browne emphasized jackets and trousers.
And Marchesa showed a collection of luxurious color and embellishing inspired by Imperial China.
Actress Mandy Moore, as well as Anna Wintour, attended the show. So did Olivia Culpo, who plans to wear a Marchesa dress to the Oscars.