New York Fashion Week (NYFW) used to be for the trade only and very elegant. Major designers from around the world presented because it was the big show in the world media capital. [Editor Keith Widyolar was a fashion photographer who used to shoot fashion weeks in New York and Saõ Paulo.]
But in the last decade, NYFW became an expensive, consumer-oriented social media moment. The glamour evaporated and the fashion got watered down too like California casual wear. Global brands disappeared. They preferred to show in Europe where elegance still reigns, and put their budgets into making fashion films for YouTube.
New York Fashion Week September 2021
We’ll see, but NYFW tries to reset itself this season. Some of the European brands are back and there is a new focus on Black fashion designers. Will elegance return? That’s the big question.
New York Fashion Week presents Spring 2022 collections at Spring Studios in Tribeca and offsite all over New York City, Wed-Sun, Sep 8-12, 2021. nyfw.com
These are some of the Latin brands showing at NYFW September 2021. For some years now, tickets for some shows have been sold to the public, but you’re a New Yorker, so you can find a way. If you’re not attending the shows, you can see a lot on YouTube right after the presentations.
Harlem’s Fashion Row shows offsite on Tue, Sep 7 at 8pm. harlemsfashionrow.com 🇺🇸
Alejandra Alonso Rojas shows digitally on Wed, Sep 8 at 10:30am. alejandraalonsorojas.com 🇪🇸
Elena Velez shows offsite on Wed, Sep 8 from 3:30-5:30pm. elenavelez.com 🇵🇷
Willy Chavarria shows offisite on Wed, Sep 8 at 8pm. willychavarria.com 🇲🇽
Moschino shows offsite on Thu, Sep 9 at 2pm. moschino.com 🇮🇹
Altuzarra shows in the Studio at Spring Studios on Thu, Sep 9 at 3pm. altuzarra.com 🇫🇷
Monse (former Oscar de La Renta designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia) shows offsite on Thu, Sep 9 at 4pm. monse.com 🇩🇴
Barragan shows virtually on Thu, Sep 9 at 5:30pm. barragannnn.com 🇲🇽
Sergio Hudson (Michelle Obama’s 2021 Inauguration dress) shows in The Gallery at Spring Studios on Thu, Sep 9 at 7pm. sergiohudson.com 🇺🇸
Tia Adeola shows digitally on Thu, Sep 9 at 7:30pm. tiaadeola.com 🇳🇬 (Nigeria)
Carolina Herrera shows offsite with a livestream on Thu, Sep 9 at 8pm. carolinaherrera.com 🇻🇪
Oscar de la Renta shows digitally on Sun, Sep 12 at 4:30pm. oscardelarenta.com 🇩🇴
See you at New York Fashion Week September 2021.