It's that time of year again, when fashion circles begin to hum with news about New York Fashion Week. In case you didn't already know the lowdown, NYFW commences twice a year in September and February, with the industry's best legendary—and up-and-coming—brands debuting the season's most inspired collections. Next month's designers will be getting into gear to showcase their F/W 17 womenswear collections. Shows are slated to start Thursday, February 9, and continue until Thursday, February 16. From The Row to Proenza Schouler, this season's list of designers is guaranteed to put on shows that will be hard to forget. NYFW 2017 will include debut collections from much-buzzed-about designers along with classic brands, with both Oscar de la Renta and Calvin Klein seeing a shift in creative directors. What this round of shows will hold is anyone's guess, but it's guaranteed to make a splash.
Keep reading for everything you need to know about the upcoming New York Fashion Week.
A number of brands have debut designers premiering next month. Oscar de la Renta sees new co-creative directors Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia producing their first collection. The duo worked for Oscar de la Renta previously, with Kim as design director and Garcia as design assistant. Kim and Garcia, who helm their own brand, Monse, will be taking the reins from Peter Copping, who departed ODLR in July 2016.
Calvin Klein is also seeing a change of hands with Raf Simons helming both womenswear and menswear collections. It was announced in August 2016 that Simons, previously creative director at Dior, would take over after the departure of Italo Zucchelli and Francisco Costa. The Calvin Klein show will be showing menswear and womenswear together.
Along with household names like Ralph Lauren and Marchesa, plenty of new brands are getting their start at NYFW women's this year. Linder, which has in the past shown at NYFW men's, will be showing for the first time at the womenswear week on February 10. The brand, known for its mixture of masculine- and feminine-inspired pieces, is sure to go big for its debut womenswear show. Toronto-based Beaufille, led by sisters Parris and Chloé Gordon, is another brand that will see its debut. We're also keeping an eye out for Calvin Luo. The 21-year-old's unisex collection plays with deconstructed silhouettes, lending a surreal, dreamy quality to his work.
Who's Going Big
As the winner of 2016's CFDA Award for Womenswear Designer of the Year, Marc Jacobs is expected to put on a show for its F/W 17 collection. The brand's S/S 17 ready-to-wear collection sparked a debate last September for its inclusion of pastel-hued dreadlocks. Marc Jacobs is slated to be one of the last designers showing this season, so he's guaranteed to end NYFW with a bang. The first designer to kick off this season is New York–based Nicholas K, founded by siblings Christopher and Nicholas Kuns. Its S/S 17 collection included neutral tones and organic fabrics inspired by desert landscapes. Last but certainly not least on the list of buzzed-about designers is, of course, Yeezy. Although the brand is not currently on CFDA's calendar, it has also not been slated in the past when shows ended up taking place. Whether Yeezy will make an appearance like last September's event is still up in the air.
Shop Picks By This Year's Designers
Corset-style detailing makes this a chic statement piece.
The marble effect on the heel adds edge to these mules.
Lounging around has never looked better.
This is the perfect roomy bag—and versatile to boot.
The cropped peplum waist is a feminine touch.
Look no further for the perfect pop of color for your wardrobe.
The cool-girl alternative to a cocktail dress.
Stunning ruffled layers let this dress move with a breezy grace.
Throw this on for an instantly elevated look.
These cropped hems have just the right amount of flare.
A stylish reimagining of the standard white button-down.
We love the deep amber hue of these silk culottes.
Need a recap of last September's New York Fashion Week? Keep reading for a complete overview of NYFW 2016.