New York fashion week shines light on new talent and embraces AI

The Guardian - Feb 08, 18:39 GMT

A futuristic Rag & Bone show sits alongside Kate Spade’s homage to the late designer The buzz about this New York fashion week was that there wasn’t any

A futuristic Rag & Bone show sits alongside Kate Spade’s homage to the late designer

The buzz about this New York fashion week was that there wasn’t any. With Calvin Klein sitting out the season and Rodarte the latest brand to jump ship – the designers escaped the New York winter to show in sunny Los Angeles last week – this was set to be the fashion week nobody was talking about.

But the absence of marquee names has freed up the spotlight for new talent and innovative ideas. One of the hottest tickets on Friday was the first show by the little-known Tokyo-based costume designer Tomo Koizumi, to whom Marc Jacobs lent his Manhattan boutique as a venue. Invitations were issued at the last moment for the standing-only show.

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