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“NYFW, in the Eyes of Thread’s Fashion Director”

New York Fashion Week (NYFW) is definitely, hands-down, my favorite week that is devoted to fashion. The reason why I am so drawn to NYFW is because I love street style and designer runway shows. NYFW designers pull both of those elements together to make clothing that is “out there” and wild, but also something to wear on a daily basis. 

NYFW is definitely designed for the rich and wealthy considering how expensive everything is. However, it is also designed to inspire people by the many works of art from the week. NYFW is definitely trendsetting and is a big influence on how people will dress; many people with creative minds can copy runway trends on a budget. 

The major semi-annual event devoted to fashion has been going on since 1943, according to The New York Times, and has an $887 millon economic impact, according to a 2015 report from U.S. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney and the Joint Economic Committee. Lots of time, creativity, and hard work go into each fashion show, and it shows how hard designers work to put it all together. 

This season, students from Ohio University attended NYFW, which took place September 7 through September 12. That definitely helped get the word out about Ohio U, which was really cool. Those students, Emma Hauserman, a senior studying integrated healthcare studies, and Stefana Avara, a senior studying sports management really nailed their streetwear fashion, and did so without having a personal stylist or designer. 

Something that annoyed me was TikTok influencers being invited to NYFW events. I personally do not believe they deserved their spot over other fashion-focused creators.

Fashion designers Prabal Gurung, Monse, threeASFOUR, and The Blonds produced my favorite looks. The designs were absolutely amazing, and some were just so unique that I think a lot of people were not expecting them. 

This NYFW displayed so many different styles and pieces, from western, to space, and to glitz and glam. I highly recommend looking up this season’s NYFW collections if you have not already — trust me, it will not disappoint.