A NYFW Dispatch from Our Editors
Here’s what they wore to attend shows this season.
As an editor, it’s our job to attend fashion shows in order to discern what the next season’s collections will look like, which colors, silhouettes, and materials designers are erring toward. On top of all this comes the opportunity to dress for the production—a task that offers pros and cons. After months of sitting at home, the idea of dusting off the statement-making pieces gathering dust in our closets is met with welcome anticipation. On the other hand, the sartorial bar is high, as the pressure to turn out a look is on. Our editors have spent the past week navigating that delicate balance and have documented their favorite looks below.
Camille Freestone, Style Editor
Photos: Courtesy of Camille Freestone
“I took advantage of the one gloriously warm day of New York Fashion Week this season with a look sans outerwear. I was channeling an old Céline pairing of a drop-waist top plus a midi skirt that I’ve also seen popping up in an array of lookbooks this season. The sweater is Prada with a sort of 2000s-era front pocket detail. The pleated skirt I snagged from Acne Studios a few years ago and has since proved to be a real staple in my closet. The boots are a vintage pair of actual English riding boots I scored last year on Etsy; I couldn’t find a silhouette I liked for less than $1,000, so I went for the real thing and I wear them all the time. The amalgamation felt experimental without verging towards peacocking—perfect for fashion week.”
Ama Kwarteng, Beauty Editor
Photos: Courtesy of Ama Kwarteng
“I’m guilty of setting four alarms and hitting snooze on every single one until the sounds fill my apartment like an orchestra and I’m forced to get out of bed. This was one of those mornings, so I had to pull together a cute outfit, fast. I didn’t really have time to do my hair, so I threw on this cute newsboy hat from Brixton and paired it with a cut-out leotard. (Is there such a thing as too much animal print? In my opinion, no.) I kept the bottom half of my look more neutral with a pair of vintage denim jeans and super-comfortable black boots from Zara that didn’t pinch my feet as I trekked across the city.”
Porter Simmons, Social Media Editor
Photo: Courtesy of Porter Simmons
“It's NYFW, and it is cold! There are more layers of Heattech under here than I'd like to admit, but thankfully, this pony-hair coat I dug up on TheRealReal is really doing its job. I love that just this one piece can really make me feel like I've styled a whole look—a real one and done. I paired it with my most comfortable pair of bootcut jeans and added a pop of color with my favorite investment piece from The Row that I've had for years.”
Caroline Dunn, Associate Manager of Affiliate Partnerships & Content Strategy
Photo: Courtesy of Caroline Dunn
“I genuinely haven’t always been an ‘all-black-head-to-toe’ kind of girl, but the longer I live in the city, the more common this outfit equation has become. My true hero pieces of the week (and of life, in general) are the Isabel Marant Lecce Belt and the Polene Paris Béri Bag, but an honorable mention must also go out to the pair of surprisingly durable Target tights that I finally discovered after ripping a pair per day prior. This belt is my go-to for making any otherwise basic outfit feel a bit more like me, and I was so pleasantly surprised by the Show Me Your Mumu cardigan that I rented as part of my monthly Nuuly shipment that I decided to make it the main event of this look. I’m unfortunately horrible at renting clothes because I always end up wanting to buy everything; I already dread my goodbye with this cardigan. While the unseasonably gorgeous February weather allowed for minimal basics layered underneath, I probably would have otherwise swapped in a turtleneck and a wide-leg pant. Then, it’s all about comfort and function for the shoe. Always a proponent of the kitten heel, these faux suede knee-highs are my ride-or-die and kept the look winter appropriate despite the warm weather.”
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