Every year, fashion designers and fashion fans look forward to New York Fashion Week. During this exciting week, top fashion designers from around the world strut their stuff on the runway in front of thousands of fans, and this year’s event was bigger than ever!
One of the highlights of the fashion show wasn’t even the fashion—it was the Opening Ceremony. During the show put on by the New York City Ballet, one of the models fell on the stage! Everyone gasped, but then more models fell down, and everyone realized it was part of the show. During the last walk down the runway, the ballet dancers (dressed as models) all broke out into dance.
Tennis player Serena Williams showed off her HSN Signature Collection to great reviews. Her collection focused on draped tops, form-fitting skirts and leather fringed dresses, and the look was clean and modern. The fringes added a touch of fun to the clothes, and gave them movement that went very well with the crisp lines and tailored cut.
Designer Prabal Guring began his fashion show by honoring his home country of Nepal. His show started off with a group of thirty Buddhist monks chanting a prayer of gratitude, and his clothes were a tribute to Nepal in colors like tea rose, yellow, peach, deep red and saffron. “All I wanted to do is show a little of where I’m from,” Guring said.
Betsey Johnson’s show was a celebration of her 50 years in the industry! She has been designing clothes since she was 23 years old, and she is famous for her fun and unusual styles. This year, her line of clothes had names like Electric Circus, Mud Club, and Max’s Kansas city, and as usual they were colorful and a little zany. At the end of the show, 73-year old Johnson ended the show the way she always does—by turning a cartwheel on stage!