Jeremy Scott, Tomo Koizumi, and a Coach Pop-Up Kick Off NYFW

by Aria Darcella
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Jeremy Scott Threw a Party on the Runway
Neon! Lamé! Glam! Jeremy Scott kicked of NYFW by giving fans exactly what they would expect: a plethora of fun party looks that are somehow both futuristic and retro kitsch at once. This season Scott went for a distinct ’80s hair-metal vibe, complete with pastel wigs for his models.

Tomo Koizumi’s Artful Second Season
Tomo Koizumi, who received an FMA for Design Debut earlier this week, was without a doubt one of the buzziest tickets at fashion week this season. Considering his show last season featured a notable roster of top models — and the fact that he had the support of both Marc Jacobs and Katie Grand — the designer was guaranteed to have the fashion world’s attention. But ultimately it was his work that won the world over, and guests eagerly crammed into Jacobs’ Madison Avenue boutique to see what Koizumi would do next.

This season the show format was slightly changed. Instead of having It-girls descend the boutique’s staircase, model Ariel Nicholson presented the entire collection solo. She danced, twirled, and leapt in all seven frothy looks, brining the joyous, eccentric nature of Koizumi’s work to life. Nicholson captured the different moods of each look, matching the grandeur of the wares and showcasing aspects of their construction that simply can’t be appreciated without seeing them in motion.

Coach Launches The Originals With a Pop-Up
Coach celebrated its new bag collection, The Coach Originals, with a party in its Madison Avenue store. “I wanted to create an experience that is unexpected to celebrate our heritage in a colorful, playful and irreverent way,” explained creative director Stuart Vevers. Guests — including Barbie Ferreria, Elsa Hosk, and Fernanda Ly — enjoyed a DJ set by Quincy Brown, and explored the Coach Original’s highly-curated pop-up shop. Some of the bags in the collection are inspired by archival styles, including ones designed by Bonnie Cashin, the brand’s first-ever creative director. Recently, The Bonnie Cashin Foundation has allowed Coach to acquire all intellectual property it owns.

In addition to shopping at the pop-up fans can rent authentic vintage Coach bags, customize new items, and have their current Coach bags cleaned and restored on-site. the pop-up is open now until September 15.

Carine Roitfeld Hosts the Bazaar Icons Party
Fashion insiders and celebrities braved the rain to fête the annual Bazaar Icons party at the Plaza Hotel. The party celebrated the Icons portfolio — a star-studded editorial feature shot by Mario Sorrenti — which appears in all 29 international editions of Harper’s Bazaar. U.S. cover star Alicia Key performed at the party, to the delight of guests like Zendaya, Tiffany Haddish, Christy Turlington, and more.

Ermenegildo Zegna Fêtes the #WHATMAKESAMAN Campaign
Earlier this week, Ermenegildo Zegna’s artistic director, Alessandro Sartori, hosted a party at a private residence on the Upper East Side. Guests, including Irina Shayk, Benjamin Millepied, and Fabien Baron, enjoyed a dinner by Chef Mario Carbone. Later, Sartori and campaign star Mahershala Ali led an open conversation about masculinity in the 21st century.

Irina Shayk, Inga Rubenstein, and Anne V (BFA)

The Toni Garrn Foundation Teams Up With Paddle8 for a Good Cause
Toni Garrn has called on a number of her supermodel friends — including Naomi Campbell, Gisele Bündchen, Karlie Kloss, and the Hadid sisters, among others — to donate items to her annual Supermodel Flea Market. Rare runway looks, couture, and accessories will be prices anywhere between $200 to $2000. The Flea Market will be open at 11 Howard between September 12 to 15. Can’t make it? Don’t fret! Paddle8 will be organizing a series on sales online as well. All proceeds will benefit the Toni Garrn Foundation, which empowers women and girls in African countries through education and healthcare initiatives.

A photo from last year’s Supermodel Flea Market (Courtesy)

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