Don’t expect to see any runway gimmicks at this year’s New York Fashion Week. A preliminary skim of September 2023’s NYFW schedule reveals an emphasis on ready-to-wear, with brands like Michael Kors, LoveShackFancy, Cos and Head of State on the agenda. But dig a little deeper and you’ll find names such as Grace Ling, Chan Chit Lo and Sho Konishi, all set to make their debut. These up-and-coming designers are redefining what ready-to-wear means, helping blend art and fashion in everyday life. So, don’t let the familiar names fool you—from September 8 until September 13, NYFW is going to get weird in the most fashionable way possible.
Day one starts off strong with shows by Helmut Lang, Christian Siriano and Ralph Lauren, among others. Although you might recognize these brands, don’t skip over them in search of