Fashion Week: A Night at the Museum


What to expect from Day 7. Here, some scenes from past years.

By MATTHEW SCHNEIER

February 17, 2016

The end is nigh. New York Fashion Week has rounded the proverbial bend and is careening toward its seasonal close. Don’t worry — London, Milan and Paris still await. And before that, two more days of shows.

FASTER FASHION

Michael Kors begins the day at 10 a.m. And what you see, you can shortly get. Mr. Kors, the perma-tanned and quippy don of American fashion, is the latest of several designers and labels to experiment with instantaneous shopping from the runway. A selection of pieces from his fall show, called “Ready-to-Wear, Ready to Go,” will go on sale on MichaelKors.com and Mr. Kors’s Madison Avenue store in the afternoon. While you’re waiting, there’s always a few more shows: Delpozo, by the lauded Spanish designer Josep Font at 11 a.m. and the eveningwear maven Naeem Khan at noon.

SECOND ACT

Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow have had a busy few weeks. The designers, the co-founders of the much-hyped label Public School, staged a show for their men’s collection during New York Fashion Week: Men’s in early February, and one for their women’s line on Sunday morning. As if that weren’t enough, they will reveal their new collection for DKNY on Wednesday, where they were named creative directors last April. Mr. Chow and Mr. Osborne’s first collection, shown in September, was hotly anticipated but drew mixed reviews. Now the pressure is on.

THE ARTISTS ARE PRESENT

After a relay across aesthetics in the early evening — the haute frippery of Marchesa at 5 p.m., followed by Anna Sui’s exactingly detailed bohemiana at 6 p.m. — it’s down to the Whitney Museum of American Art in the Meatpacking District. Proenza Schouler secured one of the hottest venues in town (at peak hours, the lines for museum admission still run down the block, even though it opened in May) for a rare fashion show on the premises. No surprise, given that Proenza Schouler remains (more than 10 years after its debut on the New York Fashion Week schedule) one of the most coveted tickets of the week.


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