Rick Owen’s Spring 2016 line debuted during Paris Fashion Week featuring a very talked about “new accessory,” models. That’s right, models walked the runway sporting models. Not only were models in tow, but they were in very suggestive positions, causing quite the hype. While this “look” is certainly head-turning, it is likely meant to be viewed more as an acknowledgement of Leigh Bowery’s work, rather than street-wear ready.
This year’s New York Fashion Week held its own in regards to fashion and making statements. Here are some of the standout moments people are still talking about!
- Madeline Stuart, an 18-year-old Australian teen with Down Syndrome, made her Fashion Week debut by opening the Hendrik Vermeulen Spring 2016 runway show.
- Project Runway debuted its first Plus Size Collection. One of the cycle’s top three finalists designed an exclusively plus collection, which was presented by plus models, including TRUE Model Lorna Litz!
- Face Jewelry. From Givenchy to Dion Lee the face jewelry was just as creative and amazing as the clothing. Dion Lee hand-sculpted delicate pieces of precious metal to fit each models face perfectly.
- Social Media Movement. Designer, Misha Nonoo, debuted her Spring 2016 line with a celebrity-studded Instagram-Only “Fashion Show.” The money she saved by displaying her line digitally was donated to Women for Women, a non-profit organization.
- Gender-Bending on the Runway. Hood by Air sent male models down the runway in black and white lace-up platform heels.