The key word of the just-finished New York season was Me Too. The founder of this movement against sexual assault Tarana Burke even sat front-row at one show, Prabal Gurung. Its influence was subtle yet truly apparent.
Sustainability-focused coastal brand Banks Journal has opened its first brick-and-mortar flagship in Los Angeles' The Row DTLA. In addition to apparel, the store features curated goods from "like-minded brands."
Sarah Musa has worked 10+ years as a designer for many famous NY brands, choosing to wear a headscarf at work and dreaming of creating her own label of modest-looking fashion for both Islamic women and a wider audience.
Fresh from a successful, productive time spent in New York that includes designing for Diane Von Furstenberg and The Row, French designer Camille Prévost has launched the her own handbag label with interchangable flaps.
With big designers returning, runways open to the public, new names on the show schedule and a host of celebrity events, New York Fashion Week opens this Wednesday amid high anticipation and expectations.