Runway 7 brings new talent to the people
Runway 7 hosted four days of fun, fearless fashion during this year’s New York Fashion Week. Each day, starting September ninth, was chock full of designers turning out new collections every other hour starting at 11 am until 9 pm. Hosted at Sony Hall on 46th Street, attendees were able to join in on the festivities virtually and in person by purchasing tickets on their site (presale is available for the shows in February). On the runway itself, models presented designs from designers new and old, but all up and coming. One older brand was Members Only, who made a bright return to the runway channeling the ‘80s era of aerobics. The brand was known for its classic bomber jackets during its heyday, but since being acquired in 2011, they are continuing to resurge.
A newer brand worth mentioning is Kish Jeane, who presented a silver birdcaged bikini look with a matching blazer. The ensemble is certainly on trend in a year of silver surfer looks, but it also looks reminiscent of Thierry Mugler’s Metropolis-inspired corset. Many of the looks imitated the futuristic lens that Mugler was known for, but in a more wearable way for the Instagram baddies out there.
In a more traditional turn, Izwari and Stuti Weaves presented a collection of Indian sarees. The looks showcased the brand’s commitment to excellent weaving and preservation of Indian culture. While the models were a diverse set, each wore a bindi with a red rose tucked behind the ear to match with bold silver and gold jewelry. The color palette ranged from soft pastels to fiery reds and oranges, allowing every woman to have an option for looking her best.
On the final day, things got floral at the Isabel Lopez show. The highlight of the show was a pink and black poppy top worn by TV host Marta Bloom. In a blunt, black bob, Bloom seemed to…bloom. With a beaming smile, she brought the show-stopping piece to life. Other looks featured embroidered flower motifs, rosettes, more life-sized blooms, and a bright color palette.
Overall, the shows presented were an exciting look at who and what are new in the fashion industry with a more democratic approach to attendance. Looking forward to their next presentation in February!
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