Fashion Weeks

Is New York Fashion Week about to get wonderfully weird?

By:

Imaxtree.com Author: Elle Canada Credits: Imaxtree.com

Fashion Weeks

Is New York Fashion Week about to get wonderfully weird?

By:
We’re a few hours into New York Fashion Week, and with most of the heavyweight shows and industry darlings yet to come, it is perhaps too soon to call the tone of the week. But last night’s VFiles show shifted the direction a little left of center.

To the uninitiated, VFiles is more than just a label. Founded in 2012 to give emerging designers a platform for discovery, the concept marries a retail space with a digital community and offers a handful of brands the opportunity to show on the New York Fashion Week runway each season. Now in its sixth year, the “Made Fashion” runway show offers an answer to the enduring question, “what’s next?” Labels like Hood by Air and Gypsy Sport have been able to get a head start and contribute to the conversation thanks to VFiles.

This season, designers Ottolinger and Sophie Hardeman induced Snapchat mania on the VFiles catwalk with new takes on denim, dogs on the runway, and something we’ve decided to call backwards-chaps. Did this season’s Rick Owens models-wearing-models moment come early? And is it a sign of a less buttoned-up NYFW ahead? Time, and about four dozen more runways shows, will tell.

And for those who are quick to roll their eyes and dismiss the above-mentioned showmanship as gimmicky, consider Vetements. The Paris-based design collective and current darling of the fashion world ushered in a new movement of alternative dressing with its offbeat, born-in-the-underground mandate. We may not wear that strategically cutout sweater like Regina George, or hit the streets carrying two Chihuahuas under our arms like fresh baguettes, but it got us talking, didn’t it?

Slideshow

prev next 1 of 9

Is New York fashion week about to get wonderfully weird?

VFiles New York Fashion Week fall 2016

Ottolinger   READ MORE: In conversation with a fashion icon

By: Liz Guber Source: Imaxtree.com Credits: ELLE Canada

Is New York fashion week about to get wonderfully weird?

VFiles New York Fashion Week fall 2016

Sophie Hardeman   READ MORE: Celebrities rocked out at the Saint Laurent show

By: Liz Guber Source: Imaxtree.com Credits: ELLE Canada

Is New York fashion week about to get wonderfully weird?

VFiles New York Fashion Week fall 2016

Sophie Hardeman   READ MORE: In defence of letting your bra show

By: Liz Guber Source: Imaxtree.com Credits: ELLE Canada

Is New York fashion week about to get wonderfully weird?

VFiles New York Fashion Week fall 2016

Sophie Hardeman   READ MORE: An editor's fashion month uniform

By: Liz Guber Source: Imaxtree.com Credits: ELLE Canada

Is New York fashion week about to get wonderfully weird?

VFiles New York Fashion Week fall 2016

Sophie Hardeman   READ MORE: The fanny pack is about to make a massive comeback

By: Liz Guber Source: Imaxtree.com Credits: ELLE Canada

Is New York fashion week about to get wonderfully weird?

VFiles New York Fashion Week fall 2016

Sophie Hardeman   READ MORE: Exactly what is "lampshading?"

By: Liz Guber Source: Imaxtree.com Credits: ELLE Canada

Is New York fashion week about to get wonderfully weird?

VFiles New York Fashion Week fall 2016

Sophie Hardeman   READ MORE: Why we all want to dress like the new Gucci girl

By: Liz Guber Source: Imaxtree.com Credits: ELLE Canada

Is New York fashion week about to get wonderfully weird?

VFiles New York Fashion Week fall 2016

Ottolinger   READ MORE: The highly anticipated, bound-to-sell-out Mansur Gavriel shoe collection is here

By: Liz Guber Source: Imaxtree.com Credits: ELLE Canada

Is New York fashion week about to get wonderfully weird?

VFiles New York Fashion Week fall 2016

Ottolinger   READ MORE: A well-known Toronto Instagrammer reveals the truth about Instagram fame

By: Liz Guber Source: Imaxtree.com Credits: ELLE Canada


READ MORE:
An editor's fashion month uniform
Celebrities rocked out at the Saint Laurent show
Comments
Share X
Fashion Weeks

Is New York Fashion Week about to get wonderfully weird?