New York Fashion Week: Christian Cowan Pays Homage to Judy Garland + More

New York Fashion Week is back in full force. For fall ’23, the American Collection at NYFW will feature 75 runway shows and presentations from Friday, Feb. 10 through Wednesday, Feb. 15, according to the CFDA.

This season’s list of returning brands include Altuzarra, Anna Sui, Area, Batsheva, Brandon Maxwell, Carolina Herrera, Coach, Collina Strada, Dion Lee, Eckhaus Latta, Elena Velez, Gabriela Hearst, Jason Wu Collection, Khaite, LaQuan Smith, LoveShackFancy, Michael Kors, Palomo Spain, Prabal Gurung, Proenza Schouler, Puppets & Puppets, Sergio Hudson, Simkhai, Sukeina, Tory Burch, Ulla Johnson, Who Decides War and Willy Chavarria, among others.

First-time additions to the schedule include Heron Preston, Koltson, Cucculelli Shaheen, Ayama Studio, Kallmeyer, Kate Barton, Nayon and Zimo.

Plus, designer Thom Browne, who is also the chairman of the CFDA, is making his return to the official NYFW schedule.

Here is everything you need to know about New York Fashion Week, from buzzy runway moments and the best shoes to celeb sightings and star-studded parties:

Saks Hosts Star-Studded Bash

On Wednesday night in New York, Saks Fifth Avenue celebrated the start of NYFW with a party at the Jazz Club inside the Aman New York. The evening was hosted by actress Emma Roberts and guests danced along to special musical performances by Charli XCX and Big Freedia. Charli XCX played top hits including “Boys,” “Beg For You” and “Good Ones,” while Big Freedia played several songs including “Explode/Break My Soul,” and “Big Diva Energy.” Other celeb sightings included Nicky Hilton, Julia Fox, Saks’ Tracy Margolies and Marc Metrick, Ashley Park, LaQuan Smith, Remi Bader and more.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 08: Emma Roberts attends Saks Fifth Avenue's New York Fashion Week Kickoff Party at The Jazz Club at Aman New York on February 08, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
Emma Roberts attends Saks Fifth Avenue’s New York Fashion Week Kickoff Party at The Jazz Club at Aman New York on February 08, 2023 in New York City.
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Golden Goose Highlights ‘Forward’ Concept With NYC Event

“Emily in Paris” stars Ashley Park and Paul Forman joined other notable guests like Maye Musk on Wednesday night at Golden Goose’s SoHo store to experience the Venetian brand’s Forward concept shop. During the evening, the brand offered guests the chance to co-create with Golden Goose “Dream Makers” craftspeople, which were offering customization and repair services all night.

Paul Foreman, Ashley Park, Golden Goose
Paul Foreman and Ashley Park attend the Golden Goose Forward SoHo NY experience on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023.
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Kate Spade Celebrates Pantone Collaboration with New Collection

Kate Spade took to The Whitney Museum of American Art to present its Fall/Winter 2023 line on Friday morning as part of NYFW. The brand teamed up with Pantone with a newly minted color, called Kate Spade Green, which was seen throughout the immersive experience. The color was seen on some of the apparel as well, including a satin suit. The collection as a whole featured lots of bright primary colors like vibrant red, canary yellow and royal blue in addition to fun textures such as sequins, fur, latex and more. Footwear included pointed-toe pumps and loafers. Celebrities like Emma Roberts, Quinta Brunson, Lana Condor and more made their way through the colorful event.

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Condor, Roberts, Ziwe, Brunson and Richardson attend the Kate Spade New York presentation during New York Fashion Week 2023 on Feb. 10.
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Adeam Sends Sky-High Platforms Down the Runway

Hanako Maeda, CEO & Creative Director of Adeam, brought teenage angst to New York Fashion Week. For her fall ’23 collection, the designer was inspired by punk and the early aughts — think Green Day, Blink 182. The line was filled with a bricolage of textures and patterns: faux leather, plaid, Gothic lace, tulle, and velvet. Models walked the catwalk in a range of sky-high platforms. Then with a brief intermission during the show thanks to an electric guitar solo performed by one of the models, Maeda then presented Adeam Ichi, the gender-neutral collection,inspired by the aesthetics of another subgenre of rock that defined her teen years: grunge. Sitting front row at the show included Natasha Lyonne, Lana Condor and Zoe Chao.

Model on the catwalk at the Adeam fashion show in New York, Fall Winter 2023 Ready To Wear Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week.
Adeam fall ’23.
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Christian Cowan Pays Homage to Judy Garland

Christian Cowan presented his fall ’23 collection to a packed crowd on the 18th floor Starrett-Lehigh building in New York on Tuesday night. The designer was inspired by the late Judy Garland as well as other iconic women such as Marilyn Monroe and Marlene Dietrich. This season, Cowan offered a sophisticated yet opulent collection of designs, from silky slip dressed to feather headpieces. Sitting front row at the show included Sam Smith, Lil Nas X, Teyana Taylor, Bella Throne and Orville Peck.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 14: Teyana Taylor, Lil Nas X, and Sam Smith attend the Christian Cowan show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows on February 14, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
The front row at Christian Cowan during New York Fashion Week.
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