New York Fashion Week has wrapped and before we move on to the rest of the fashion capitals in the world, let’s break down what had gone down in the Big Apple.

One of the most talked about shows in NYFW was the comeback of Rodarte after more than a year of hiatus. Others were the shows by Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty, where model Slick Woods went into labor and gave birth backstage, and Christian Siriano, which dared to get a little more political. Of course, there were the trends that’ll set the mood for the upcoming fashion seasons. From the bloom of marigolds to tie-dyes, here’s a round-up of the NYFW spring/summer ’19 highlights

 

THE RETURN OF RODARTE

Rodarte SS19. Image from Getty Images.

What better way to come back to the fashion scene by doing a show in a cemetery, as an almost literal rise from death? Well, Rodarte didn’t really vanish from the fashion scene; they simply dropped out of NYFW for a hot minute. With its return to New York, tulle, floral head-pieces, and puffs of whimsy graced Fashion Week, bringing a lot of romance to a rain-slicked runway. More than Gothic, though, the whole effect calls to mind Delight from Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman series—perhaps just right before she became Delirium.

 

POLITICS ON THE RUNWAY

A model sporting a Christian Siriano t-shirt at New York Fashion Week. Image from Shutterstock.

This model appeared in Christian Siriano’s SS19 runway wearing a slogan tee in support of  actress Cynthia Nixon’s bid for governor in New York—by the way, how dare you, NYC, for letting Miranda Hobbes down?!—which won the hearts of crowd. Siriano himself, an advocate for women’s rights, also wore a t-shirt that said “I’m voting for Cynthia.”

While Nixon lost the election, Rihanna won NYFW with her Savage X Fenty underwear show, which could have also been called Savage X Panty Show. Get it? Fenty=Panty? *crickets* The show was a presentation of inclusivity, diversity, and the celebration of womanhood as models of all sizes, shapes, and ethnicities came together in a theatrical presentation rife with symbols.

The World of Savage X Fenty FW18. Screencap from Youtube

 

HELLO, SUNSHINE

Marigold is the color of the upcoming season, as the sunny yellow made appearances in almost every designer runway on NYFW.

Carolina Herrera SS19. Image from Indigital.tv.

Boss SS19. Image from Indigital.tv.

Oscar de la Renta SS19. Image from Indigital.tv.

 

CATEGORY IS…

In celebration of Opening Ceremony’s return to NYFW, the label collaborated with the queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race in presenting its SS19 collection, with no other than the legendary Christina Aguilera closing the show with her Liberation track “Accelerate.” It was sickening (in a fantastic way)!

 

ACID TRIP

Prabal Gurung SS19. Image from Vogue.

R13 SS19. Image from Vogue.

John Elliott SS19. Image from Vogue.

Prabal Gurung, R13, and John Elliot took audiences on a nostalgic acid trip of the ’60s with their tie-dyed collections. There was something for every taste, though, as the color treatment came either as an outfit highlight or a head-to-toe look.

 

IT’S A MATCH!

Michael Kors SS19. Image from Vogue.

Kate Spade New York SS19. Image from Vogue.

Tory Burch SS19. Image from Vogue.

Were these designer brands inspired by the Snatch Game or did they take a page out of Tinder? Either way, the matchy-matchy game in the Michael Kors, Kate Spade New York, and Tory Burch collections made it much easier to plan out outfits and the accessories to go with them.