Missed the action of NYFW this weekend? Check out the video recaps below from designers Betsy Johnson, Nicole Miller, Rebecca Minkoff, Givenchy, Hervé Leger and more. For live coverage, schedule and photos check out NYFW.com
Day 2 (September 11)
Yigal Azrouël debuted his eponymous women’s ready to wear collection in the Fall of 1998, which received instant acclaim, both commercially and critically.The Yigal Azrouël signature aesthetic, which can be found in his expert draping and construction has evolved throughout the years through a myriad of forms and fabrics that are modern and fresh, with a precise attention to detail.
Idan Cohen is one of Israel’s most celebrated Evening and Bridal Wear designers. Cohen trained and graduated in 2011 from the prestigious fashion school Marangoni in London, England. Cohen is committed to celebrating the female form in all silhouettes. Embellishments and intricate hand-beading bring light to his work and to the women who wear his collection. Plunging necklines, exaggerated slits and cut outs provide line and height to form.
Betsy Johnson has built her long-standing career in fashion by following her own set of rules. Known for her celebration of the exuberant, the embellished, and the over the top, Betsey has been rocking the fashion industry with her unique and original designs since the 1960’s. Her commitment to remain true to her one-of-a-kind vision has afforded Betsey continued success in an industry known for its fickleness. Her ability to change with the times while keeping her designs pure has not gone unnoticed. At the 1999 CFDA Awards, Betsey was presented The Timeless Talent Award created especially for her, which recognized her influence on fashion throughout her career.
Karina Gamez is the Founder, CEO and Chief Creative Director of KARIGAM, a New York City-based luxury women’s apparel brand. KARIGAM represents the pinnacle of sophisticated design using premium Italian fabrics and materials, each piece carefully crafted to meet the requirements of a dynamic metropolitan and directional woman.
Known for her signature graphic prints and innovative silhouettes, Nicole Miller is an iconic American designer with a modern, ageless aesthetic. In 2012, Nicole Miller expanded her brand from evening wear and bridal in the contemporary world with Artelier Nicole Miller: a collection designed for the versatile woman, encompassing classic pieces with a modern influence. Artelier is a natural evolution of Nicole’s talent by fusing the two major influences in her creative process: her love of art and her iconic atelier in the NYC Fashion District where she continues to design today.
Day 3 (September 12)
The house of Givenchy was founded in 1952 by designer Hubert de Givenchy. Following his retirement in 1995, Givenchy was succeeded by several acclaimed young designers namely: John Galliano (January 1996), Alexander McQueen (October 1996), Julien MacDonald (March 2001) and Riccardo Tisci (March 2005).
San Diego-born designer Rebecca Minkoff founded her company in 2001 after she developed a small apparel line. She spent the next few years working on the small collection until 2005 when Rebecca developed the “Morning After Bag”. The bag became an overnight sensation and Rebecca began solely concentrating on developing additional styles to build out her romantically themed day-to-night handbag collection. After four years of consistent growth in accessories under her belt, Rebecca returned to her original love of apparel design and introduced a ready-to-wear collection in 2009. Rebecca Minkoff’s designs are a favorite for modern, trend-setting everyday women and celebrities alike.
Hervé Leger by MAXAZRIA
Hervé Leger, has been synonymous with glamour and sensuality since its inception in 1985. Relaunched by Max and Lubov Azria in 2007, the Hervé Léger by Max Azria collection maintains the couturier’s heritage while evolving with the Azrias’ distinct vision. The signature bandage dress sculpts the body and perfectly accentuates the curves of the female form. Sensuous, exclusive and unforgettable, Hervé Léger by Max Azria embodies empowered femininity to pay tribute to modern glamour.
Mara Hoffman is a fashion designer and graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York City, having also studied at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London. Hoffman established a recognizable aesthetic heavily focused on colorful, original prints early in her career. Recurrently drawing from nature and mythology, Hoffman ultimately draws inspiration from her own travels around the world and is a true, living embodiment of her designs.
Monique Lhuillier is internationally recognized as one of America’s foremost designers. With a passion for creating collections that are both feminine and modern, Monique Lhuillier continues to design ready-to-wear, accessories and bridal collections that are luxurious, chic and true to her aesthetic. Monique’s signature design sensibility has led to the launch of licensed products including fur, fine jewelry and tabletop, transforming the company into a luxury lifestyle brand.