NY Fashion Week S/S 2019
One Crazy, Sexy, Steamy Season
New York Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2019 was not for the faint of heart. This season’s models featured a bevy of pregnant mamas, drag queens, and plus-size goddesses. Shows were hosted in a variety of venues from the Bethesda fountain in Central Park to the concrete bowl of a skate park to a fairyland graveyard in a full rainstorm. The week started with a rap diva face-off and ended with a big named designer “allegedly” trying to sabotage an even bigger named hip hop superstar.
Check out PROVOKR’s most talked about moments:
Sexiest Show: Tom Ford
Tom Ford did what he does best by creating a provocative, stunning collection inspired by the Nexflix series Berlin Babylon. Channeling 1920’s Berlin and in Ford’s sultry calling card, he showed looks in elegant satins, leathers with delicate lace details, animal prints and gorgeous satin dinner jackets for men. Combining blacks and whites with soft muted pastels he left the star-studded audience, including Tom Hanks, Cardi B, and Henry Golding, ready to run home to Netflix and chill. Tom Ford Collection SS 2019 Runway Show
Most Fabulous Runway Walk: Leiomy Maldonado for Disney Villians x The Blonds
As an actor and dancer on FX’s Pose, Leiomy Maldonado showed she can do more than just Vogue. Strutting down the runway as a fierce Disney Villian, Maldonado not only sashayed and dance but did an eye-popping diva death drop at the end of the catwalk. But she didn’t stop there. She continued to parade down the runway in all of her fabulous glory. Disney Villians x The Blonds Runway SS 2019
Best Collaboration: Brandon Maxwell and Kia
You know what they say, you can take the boy out of Texas but you can’t take the Texas out of the boy. This was the case from Lady Gaga’s creative director and fashion designer Brandon Maxwell. Maxwell showcased his love for Texas with a true American sportswear collection. He collaborated with carmaker Kia to design a bespoke Telluride SUV in an oak-green metallic color, honey-colored leather interior and a wood trimmed roof rack that screams Americana. But it wasn’t just about the car. The collection was a breath of fresh air somewhere between the Texas elite and ranch hands. Crisp colored shirts and shirt dresses were coupled with glamorous evening wear accessorized with neck bandanas. A pair of off the shoulder overalls wowed a crowd sitting front row on ice coolers and camping chairs as Dolly Parton blared in the background. Brandon Maxwell Collection SS 2019 Runway Show
Best Model Casting: Christian Siriano
In a season where you literally saw man, woman and child in every shape and size, Christian Siriano deserves the Best Model Casting because this is nothing new for him. From the onset of his career he has featured plus-size models and women of all color in his shows. He has always set out to make clothing for the every woman. This is why celebrities like SNL’s Leslie Jones sat front row as Siriano came to her rescue after no top designers were willing to dress her for the premiere of her 2016 movie, Ghostbusters. This media darling knows how to make women look beautiful and continued doing so this season by showing classic animals print in flattering silhouettes and pops of bright colors mixed with florals.
Most Revealing: Savage x Fenty by Rihanna
Savage x Fenty by Rihanna lingerie collection was the show of the week! Set in an ethereal, bio-dome with rotating stages, the show featured its first ever size-inclusive collection that felt more like a modern dance performance than a catwalk. The collection included corseted bras, delicate laced underpinnings, fishnet bodysuits and harnesses paired with brief underwear. As is Rihanna’s style, the cast of models were a diverse group of women in all shapes, sizes, and ethnicities. Most notably the line-up featured the likes of Gigi and Bella Hadid, Joan Smalls, and British Elle’s September cover girl Slick Woods who at nine months pregnant went into labor right after the show. Talk about dramatic ending! Savage x Fenty Lingerie Collection SS 2019 Runway Show