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Last year, New York designer Sandy Liang shared what it was like staging her first Fashion Week runway show. Inspired by Chinatown grandmas and ’90s nostalgia, Liang said she just wanted to make comfortable and playful clothes.
Alice + Olivia
While the New York gala circuit was on hiatus because of the coronavirus outbreak starting in March, we spoke to Stacey Bendet, fashion designer for Alice + Olivia about how she was spending her time (and money) while self-isolating.
For Spring Fashion week in 2013, designer Bibhu Mohapatra shared his mood board with us, where the challenge was for readers to identify each image.
In 2014, T Magazine gave us a look into Billy Reid and Alabama Chanin’s homegrown organic cotton in northwestern Alabama; yes, they use it for their garments.
In 2017, we asked: “Has New York Fashion Week finally gotten the memo on diversity?” Fashion observers saw an increasing diversity on the runways, but remained concerned that what seemed like a real change could be nothing more than a trend. Labels, including Chromat, contributed to the tardy rise in the share of nonwhite models in the shows.
Check out our conversation with designer Naeem Khan in 2011 about his work, inspiration and strong bond with India.
In 2017, T, The New York Times Style Magazine. profiled fashion designer Anna Sui a month before staging an exhibition at London’s Fashion and Textile Museum that was as much about her work as her world. “My brand evolved out of my lifestyle; the way I lived and the way I decorated my apartments,” she said.
A couple of years ago we were at the site of the first solo presentation by Kozaburo Akasaka, then an emerging and prodigiously talented men’s wear designer.
Adeam was featured in a piece a few years ago on how to give high fashion a new meaning and how genius the collaboration between the Japanese label and Net-a-Porter was.
Imitation of Christ
In 2001 part of the team behind the brand Imitation of Christ, Matt Damhave and Tara Subkoff, planned to ask those in the audience for money for charities that fight child labor and sweatshops.
Zero + Maria Cornejo
Our team over at T Magazine spoke to a few designers, including Maria Cornejo, about the act of collaboration when making clothes and being among the first truly sustainability-minded designers — producing 85 percent of her line locally, seeking out recycled fabrics and repurposing unused scraps from previous collections.
After watching his current show, make sure to check out our first conversation with designer Jonathan Simkhai back in 2013 when we were reporting on young, under-the-radar fashion designers as they prepared for New York Fashion Week that season.
Take a trip down memory lane when fashion designer Carolina Herrera shared with us the process behind her spring 2015 collection, which was fully produced out of her atelier in New York City’s garment district.
Back in 2009, we published our first story on Jason Wu after he designed Michelle Obama’s inaugural gown. Take a walk down memory lane with us.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America is the presenting body of New York Fashion Week.
Vanessa Friedman, fashion director of The New York Times, will also be hosting our new monthlong virtual event series, “On the Runway,” exploring the global state of fashion with industry leaders. Check out our schedule for upcoming events on Instagram for more.
Produced by Pierre-Antoine Louis and Dan Sanchez.