From Historical to Contemporary Venue
Bopping to the sound of music, venues filled with excited fans. Fashionistas dressed to impress, while photographers busily snapped photos of the fashion scenes around them. Everyone waited expectantly for the shows to begin. Prior to the beginning of each show, special guests with backstage access savored their sneak peek of the collections and were photographed with designers and models. A fashion show is much more than a fun experience – it’s a gift to those who experience it live. Designers use the opportunity to present their point of view, aesthetics, or mood. Therefore, the venue and chosen setting should capture these elements. The New York Fall 2020 season venues did not disappoint. Designers showcased their collection at diverse locations from the historical to the Contemporary, with each venue capturing these elements.
Venues such as St. Bartholomew’s Church radiantly captured the Rodarte magical gothic flowery collection, while the Zimmerman lady beetle designs were beautifully showcased at Sir Stage 37 in Midtown.
The Zang Toi tribute to the New York collection was shown at the minimalist Pier 59 at Chelsea Pier which dramatically showcased the vibrant colors of the designs. The Jeffrey Dodd South-Western collection looked completely at home at the Phillips Auction House on Park Avenue. Gabriela Hearst’s beautiful sustainability collection was shown at a multi-purpose venue in Greenwich. Shredded paper decorated the venue, which accentuated the theme of the designer’s sustainability mission depicted in the collection.
My favorite venue was the Rainbow Room which so elegantly showcased Prabal Gurung’s “Impossible Dreamers” collection.
The NYFW Fall 2020 shows gave audiences their first up-close glimpses of the designers’ unique visions. The historical and staged contemporary venues accentuated the innovative fashion trends. Up until the last precious moment, the week delivered a priceless gift of an unforgettable experience.
Read more about my NYFW Fall 2020 Experience here and here