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This is Alexander Wang’s America – Spring/Summer 2019 Debut

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Alexander Wang kicked off fashion week early this year as he embraces his new June/December schedule.

Wang hosted the show on the rooftop at South Street Seaport in New York on Monday. The designer used his new Spring/Summer 19 ‘Collection 1,’ to address the controversial subject of immigration by naming the eclectic line “Immigrant Americana”.

Wang pieced together with unique garments reminiscent of Chinatown, but with a patriarchal spin. This is Wang’s version of ‘America.”

“I was inspired by them coming here and not speaking English, going to the grocery store and not knowing how to buy food, and all the jobs they had to do to build a better life for me. And taking that story and infusing it with pop culture Americana references that I grew up with like American football, motorcycle Harley Davidson culture, and rock ’n’ roll music. And then taking Chinoiserie and my heritage and infusing it into that world. I wanted to find a new way to express inclusivity and create a new narrative of what that might look like,” Wang told Harper’s Bazaar backstage.

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Here’s the Complete Rundown for NYFW S/S 2020

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Tomo Koizumi

New York Fashion Week Spring 2020 will continue to push the element of diversity, including several changes that will ensure a show that reinvigorates the event.

The New Chairman

Veteran designer, Tom Ford is the new chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. As a designer, Ford is popular amongst a-list celebrities, which will positively impact NYFW and create renewed interest in the event.

Streamlined Schedule

Ford has been tasked with revamping NYFW,  and one of the first things he did was change the schedule. Hoping to attract the international audience reportedly lost interest in the event over the years. NYFW 2020 will kick off, Friday night September 6th and wrap on Wednesday, September 11th. 

Hudson Yards may be the Ghost of Designers Past

While NYFW is scheduled to move to Hudson Yards, a number of designers are opting to debut their collections elsewhere, because of Hudson Yards real estate developer Stephen Ross, who supports President Donald Trump.

Tommy is Making a Comeback

Renown designer Tommy Hilfiger has not shown his collections in the United States since 2016, but he is returning to NYFW Spring 2020, and his collections will be shown at the Apollo Theater on September 8th.

The Tomo Effect

Japanese designer Tomo Koizumi took the industry by storm, making his debut earlier this year. The designer was lauded by Katie Grand while scrolling on Instagram. Plan on Koizumi returning with the same intensity as his debut show.

NYFW Spring 2020

There is an element of suspense surrounding NYFW Spring 2020, considering the new chairman, the new location(s) and the potential for the next great newcomer.  

Take a look at the full show dates below:

Friday, September 6:

6:00 p.m.—Telfar

7:00 p.m.—Tomo Koizumi

8:00 p.m.—Jeremy Scott

Saturday, September 7:

9:00 a.m.—Khaite

10:00 a.m.—Self-Portrait

10:00-11:00 a.m.—Adam Lippes

11:00 a.m.—Kate Spade New York

12:00 p.m.—Ulla Johnson

1:00 p.m.—Christopher John Rogers

1:00-3:00 p.m.—Rebecca Minkoff

2:00 p.m.—Helmut Lang

3:00 p.m.—Longchamp

4:00 p.m.—Christian Siriano

5:00 p.m.—Area

6:00 p.m.—R13

7:00 p.m.—Brandon Maxwell

9:00 p.m.—Chromat

—Ralph Lauren

By appointment on Saturday, September 7:

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Sunday, September 8:

10:00 a.m.—Tory Burch

11:00 a.m.—Lou Dallas

11:00 a.m.-12:00p.m.—Tanya Taylor

12:00 p.m.—Jonathan Cohen

1:00 p.m.—Laquan Smith

1:00-2:00 p.m.—Mansur Gavriel

2:00 p.m.—Tibi

3:00 p.m.—Sies Marjan

4:00–6:00 p.m.—Rosie Assoulin

—Victor Glemaud

5:00 p.m.—Collina Strada

—Nicole Miller

6:00 p.m.—Jason Wu Collection

7:00 p.m.—Prabal Gurung

8:30 p.m.—Tommy Hilfiger

9:30 p.m.—Pyer Moss

By appointment on Sunday, September 8:

Rosetta Getty

Monday, September 9:

9:00—The Row

10:00 a.m.—Carolina Herrera

11:00 a.m.—Jonathan Simkhai

12:00 p.m.—Zimmermann

—Barragán

1:00 p.m.—Lela Rose

1:00–3:00 p.m.—Alice + Olivia

2:00 p.m.—Maryam Nassir Zadeh

3:00 p.m.—3.1 Phillip Lim

4:00 p.m.—Sandy Liang

4:00–5:00 p.m.—Veronica Beard

5:00 p.m.—Anna Sui

6:00 p.m.—Zero + Maria Cornejo

8:00 p.m.—Tom Ford

9:00 p.m.—CDLM, Creatures of the Wind, Section 8, Vaquera

Tuesday, September 10:

9:00—11:00 a.m.—Alejandra Alonso Rojas

10:00 a.m.—Sally LaPointe

11:00 a.m.—Vera Wang

12:00 p.m.—Gabriela Hearst

1:00 p.m.—Christian Cowan

1:00—2:30 p.m.—Claudia Li

2:00 p.m.—Pamella Roland

3:00 p.m.—Cynthia Rowley

—Eckhaus Latta

4:00 p.m.—Bibhu Mohapatra

5:00 p.m.—Coach 1941

6:00 p.m.—Naeem Khan

7:00 p.m.—Oscar de la Renta

8:00 p.m.—Proenza Schouler

9:00 p.m.—Savage x Fenty

Wednesday, September 11:

10:00 a.m.—Michael Kors Collection

11:00 a.m.—Dennis Basso

—Marina Moscone

12:00 p.m.—Brock Collection

1:00 p.m.—Ryan Roche

2:00 p.m.—Matthew Adams Dolan

3:00 p.m.—Badgley Mischka

—Batsheva

4:00 p.m.—Libertine

—Dion Lee

6:00 p.m.—Marc Jacobs

Invitation-only Wednesday, September 11:

Marchesa

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Naomi Campbell calls Racial Diversity in Fashion a ‘Trend’

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Naomi Campbell has never been one to bite her tongue when presented with controversial issues so you better believe at 49 years old she still holds the title of fashion’s HBIC.

This time around, the seasoned supermodel dauntlessly tackled racial diversity in the fashion business. While it’s apparent the industry has expanded in terms of race, gender, and size acceptance, they’re still several gaps to fill, in her opinion.

In a recent interview with Reuters, the British beauty details the evolution of the industry throughout her 33 years of modeling, and some of her comments disclose some hard truths that may make the higher-ups of high fashion uncomfortable.

When asked how the industry changed: “In so many ways, but most importantly the diversity, she said. It’s finally … sunken in but now we hope people don’t think it’s in for a trend, like clothes are in for a season and out for a season, that’s not going to happen.”

“It’s improved absolutely, I can’t say it hasn’t. I do think there’s always more room for improvement … There’s still some ways to go,” she added referring to equal pay.

“We’re on our way, we’re not there yet, but we’re getting the platform … they deserve to have, she continued.

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Tyler, The Creator previews Spring/Summer 2019 Collection

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Tyler, The Creator follows up his Autumn/Winter 2018 collection with his latest offering, Spring/Summer 2019. The collection encapsulates GOLF WANG’s shift from printable graphic t-shirts, to refined cut and sew items while maintaining its playful and sleek palette. 

The collection includes a complete apparel line with vibrant prints and finer fabrics, accompanied by unusual and useful accessories. A few highlights include a GOLF le FLEUR* reversible quilted nylon bomber, silk patterned shirts featuring original artwork used as labels for Bianco DiNapoli Organic Tomatoes painted by Leonard Bianco, printed rayon button ups, leather goods, as well as acetate eyewear, a shoe horn, dog collars and leashes, and ice cream.

Tyler is also releasing the Rainbow GOLF le FLEUR*. The white leather upper features the sneaker’s signature floral emblem on the side, with metallic rainbow foil-stamped tongue branding. The sneaker is finished with rainbow-colored foxing tape with an all-over floral print outsole.
Check out the product shots below and shop the Spring/Summer 2019 collection July 6th online at 7 AM PST / 10 AM EST and at the GOLF flagship store in Los Angeles.

Preview the full collection here.

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