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Best of New York Fashion Week: A Romantic Renaissance for SS24

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New York Fashion Week Shows by Ralph Lauren, Christian Siriano, and More

With New York Fashion Week underway, fashion houses are hosting runway shows and presentations across the city. Here, we’re sharing what’s new for the Spring/Summer 2024 season from Ralph Lauren, Christian Siriano, Cucculelli Shaheen, Sergio Hudson, and Maisie Wilen.

Ralph Lauren SS24

Courtesy of Ralph Lauren.

New York Fashion Week Debuts by Ralph Lauren for the Romantic Eclectic

The world of Ralph Lauren came to life in an immersive experience during New York Fashion Week, encompassing a runway show and dinner experience at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. For the introduction of the house’s womenswear Spring 2024 collection, the runway space was inspired by the concept of an artist’s loft. There were ornate crystal chandeliers casting a warm light across rustic wooden floors, elegant mismatched cream seating, and drop cloth-lined walls, setting the mood for looks that could be described as cool, classic, and romantic. The collection juxtaposed archetypal suiting and effeminate dresses, finished in a palette focused on white, blue, black, and gold. These were reimagined into fresh takes on enduring styles—like long dresses with neckties, denim pieces, and chic pantsuits as elevated eveningwear—and adorned with tactile fabrics and accessories, for an effect that was at once timeless and eclectic.

Christian Siriano SS24

Courtesy of Christian Siriano.

Christian Siriano Gives Elevated Ballet Core for 15th Anniversary Collection

For the 15th anniversary of Christian Siriano’s eponymous label, the designer called on his love for the world of ballet to aid him in creating a collection of unforgettable looks with a certain drama and a whimsical allure. From the black warmup suits worn before the show to the tutu tulle, pointe shoe ribbons, and corseted bodices, and of stage costumes—the collection artfully intertwined these elements of dance with the designer’s signature, painted in sparkling shades of pink, beige, gold, white, and black. Walking the brand’s New York Fashion Week runway to a live performance by Sia (who arrived in a pink-to-purple ombre gown of tulle tufts) were looks like a menswear corset paired with matching tailored shorts, a structured ruffle top and nearly-sheer trousers in ballet shoe nude, and a fishtail silhouette made of woven ribbons and a ballooning black skirt train.

Cucculelli Shaheen SS24

Courtesy of Cucculelli Shaheen.

Cucculleli Shaheen Brings an American Venus to New York Fashion Week

Cucculelli Shaheen introduced its 16th collection for the Spring/Summer 2024 season during New York Fashion Week, titled “American Venus.” Fit for a modern-day goddess, it combined ethereal romance with a touch of metropolitan fortitude, named for the statue perched on the Manhattan Municipal Building, where the collection debuted. The beauty of the designs was accompanied by a kind of untamed vitality one feels when walking the city streets, coming to life through elements like airy materials, floating silhouettes, voluminous details, all-over crystal fabrications, and of course, the house’s trademark embroideries. Pitted against the brick street and stone columns of the building’s outdoor archway that served as a runway, were looks in hues that were inspired by a walk through Manhattan at sunset—like embroidered pant sets with cropped jackets and wide legs, soft-fitted dresses with gauzy, removable sleeves, and gowns with sheer capes featuring beaded embroideries.

Sergio Hudson SS24

Courtesy of Sergio Hudson.

Tina Turner is the Muse of Sergio Hudson’s SS24 Collection

Sergio Hudson’s New York Fashion Week presentation saw the house’s 12th collection, for Spring/Summer 2024, looking to 1970s airport photographs of the icon Tina Turner, who passed away earlier this year. Capturing the bold, unforgiving energy of the legendary performer were clean, powerful shapes and a selection of dark colors like army green, merlot, turquoise, orange, and yellow. Crisply-shouldered suiting, sleek pencil skirts, lavallière blouses, flowing dresses, and tiny shorts paired the perfect combination of vintage suggestion with a contemporary attitude. Looks were comfortably form-fitted or cinched at the waist, styled minimally with sleek buns, thick belts, sheer stockings, and high heels. Our favorite ensembles included one in shades of yellow featuring a mohair overcoat, a bow-neck blouse, and a midi skirt covered in shiny discs, a houndstooth power suit with a vest and a necktie, and a dress with a plunging neck and a swinging accordion chiffon skirt.

Maisie Wilen SS24

Courtesy of Maisie Wilen.

A Digital New York Fashion Week Presentation by Maisie Wilen

Maisie Wilen’s Spring/Summer 2024 collection was captured in an industrial factory setting of blue panels, hoses, and buttons, where the designs’ combination of sportswear and organic softness underscored a feeling of Renaissance—of what, the wearer can decide. The brand’s home city of Los Angeles lent inspiration in the way of graphics and materializations, its natural landscapes and flora appearing in digitally-rendered prints, and the city’s prominent film industry leading to the use of unorthodox elements like plaster, giant angel wings, and silicone sand—all sourced from local industry suppliers. Uncomplicated, wearable silhouettes in white, blue, gray, and brown pulled from ideas of a classic wardrobe and garments typically associated with sportswear, including looks like a puff-sleeved blouse and a long skirt in structured plaster, a series of rash-guard-reminiscent shirts and dresses in a perforated knit, and a suite of pinstripe pieces including cargo pants, a mini-skirt, and a windbreaker.

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