Here at Vogue, footwear plays a big part in this carefree hot-weather attitude. Fashion brands aren't used to working this way-it isn't as simple as ordering more fabric from a mill.
Regarding the party, it might register as the only NYFW event to have both Jack Dorsey and Benny Drama in attendance. How do I know Because when Vogue sent reporter Vicki Woods to Philo's for a studio interview months before her first Celine collection was shown in 2009, her gaze was immediately drawn downward.
The pair has a futuristic tinge: The lilliputian shoes sport a chunky sole and textured upper with a piece of Velcro to fasten, with the name X A-XII stamped across them.
And at peak coziness, whiling away the hours in front of the fire or watching the cranberry sauce simmer on the stove, taking an insouciant approach to beauty only feels natural.
Of course, we need the industry to be more size inclusive, while also dismantling antiquated views about what is tasteful or flattering. They both are taking these classic ideas-the LBD, the classic black suit-and really giving it their own spin and doing it in their own punk way.
At the Musee d'Art Moderne, a retrospective on Josef and Anni Albers boasting her woven reliefs and his seemingly endless color-blocked studies on the square echo in the works of Sheila Hicks who, at 87, is still creating larger-than-life textile cascades and wall-mounted tondi-some of which can be seen at the Frank Elbaz Gallery.
The bustle of the city has far from returned to its usual deafening hum of honking, www.goldengoosers.com beeping, huffing, and puffing, but there is a liveliness in the air.