As New York Fashion Week gets into full swing, top designers, influencers, models, and celebrities have made their way to the Big Apple to preview the Fall 2020 collections. While 2020 news headlines have been anything but reassuring, the bright colours and individualistic trends that are announcing themselves on the runway are exactly what we need at the moment. From Fendi to Fenty and everything in between, this season's fashion week events have been as exciting as the shows themselves. If you aren't in New York this week, it's easy to live vicariously as we're keeping track of all your favourite celebrities enjoying fashion week right here. Read up to find out more about who made the guest list and what went on at this week's major NYFW events.
Fendi Solar Dream Party
At the brand's Madison Avenue boutique, Fendi launched its Spring 2020 "Solar Dream" collection, one of the first the world has seen from Silvia Venturini Fendi as creative director. Inspired by the warm Italian sunrise, the collection comprises retro prints and floral dresses in hues of pink, honey, and pecan, which is the sartorial equivalent to watching the sunset over Capri while sipping on an Aperol Spritz. Zendaya stunned in an oversized caramel cardigan and knee-high, lace-up black boots from the collection, and other celebrities who attended the event included Katie Holmes, Winnie Harlow, Barbara Palvin and Dylan Sprouse, Katherine Langford, and Miles Teller.
Bulgari B.zero1 Rock Party
The following evening, to debut the B.zero1 Rock collection, Bulgari gathered la crème de la crème at the Duggal Greenhouse, located inside the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Mahmood, Becky G, Ciara, and Diplo kept attendees dancing late into the night, while Lily Aldridge, Naomi Scott, and Zendaya stole the spotlight as the faces of Bulgari's new “Mai Troppo” campaign. The guest list also included the likes of Justine Skye, Cody Simpson, Daphne Groeneveld, and Fai Khadra.
Kacey Musgraves x Boy Smells Launch Event
To celebrate the launch of her Slow Burn candle, Grammy-winning singer Kacey Musgraves lit up Public Arts at the Public Hotel with the signature candle she conceived in collaboration with Boy Smells. Named after her song “Slow Burn," the candle combines notes of incense, black pepper, smoked papyrus, and raspberry. The performance space and nightlife venue, which resembles a gothic-era theatre, was lit up by Slow Burn candles, whose light glistened against the mini disco balls that dangled from the high ceilings. The gothic-meets-disco vibe was everything but boring and has us longing for the singer’s next collaboration.
Fenty x Bergdorf Goodman Party
On Friday night, Rihanna invited fashion insiders into Bergdorf Goodman to fête the new pop-up for her LVMH brand Fenty, as well as the label's Release 2-20 drop. Many of the star's coolest and most creative fans were there, and Rihanna herself floated around the crowd, exciting partiers with her mere presence while showing off her latest designs.
Tom Ford Fall 2020 (Los Angeles)
With the Oscars this past weekend, Tom Ford took his Fall 2020 show to Los Angeles, bringing many top models and editors with him for a star-studded event on Friday night. Ciara jetted across the country after performing at the Bulgari party the night before, joining husband Russell Wilson as well as the likes of J.Lo and A-Rod, Lil Nas X, Miley Cyrus, and Kylie Jenner. Ford, who showed a collection mixing early-aughts bohemian inspo with Hollywood glamour, is an expert at bringing the fashion-filled party to wherever the A-listers are, and the crowd was possibly the most exciting part of it all.
Longchamp Fall 2020
A little over 12 hours later was Longchamp's New York Fashion Week Fall 2020 show, which attracted a select group of star attendees to a sun-drenched space at Hudson Commons. Kendall Jenner, a face of the brand, flew across the country from Ford's show to make the event, and we caught up with her as she shared what's been inspiring her at the start of a busy fashion month. Other famous faces included Storm Reid, Ashley Benson, Lila Moss, and Luka Sabbat, among several others who turned out to support Sophie Delafontaine's latest collection.
Brandon Maxwell Fall 2020
On Friday night, designer Brandon Maxwell debuted his fall 2020 collection at the famed American Museum of Natural History. And while Maxwell's shows are always quite energetic, attendees went wild over two particular front-row guests. Cheer stars Gabi Butler and Lexi Brumback could be seen during the show "mat-talking" each individual look, energising everyone else in attendance. Everyone from the duo's seatmates to models walking in the show took to social media to document encounters of all types with the "cheerlebrities," from waiting in line for full-on embraces from the duo to obscure low-quality videos from across the room.