New York Fashion week got off to a snowy start on Thursday with celebrities and the design world's elite braving a massive storm to watch models strut street-wear and gowns at some of the most important runway shows.
New York-based Belgian fashion model Hanne Gaby Odiele is a familiar face on the catwalks of many of the world's most prestigious labels. She has also become a key spokesperson for a relatively rare condition.
Raf Simons, considered one of the finest designers of his generation, made his debut for Calvin Klein on Friday, offering an homage to America in one of the most eagerly awaited New York shows in years.
As if the fashion world's flux these days weren't great enough, the Thai-American designer Thakoon Panichgul was busy serving up spring on Thursday as New York was being walloped by its first major snowstorm of 2017.
Mohapatra and Roy will be featured at the fashion week on March 17 and 18, respectively. Both designers will also join Fern Mallis on the Fashion Panel to determine the winner of the 2017 Emerging Designer Competition.
On Wednesday, the Tommy Hilfiger brand organized its second "TommyNow" show, pushing the boundaries of See-Now-Buy-Now even farther with a "SNAP:SHOP" app that let attendees immediately purchase looks by taking a photo.