Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City has officially ended, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t relive some of its amazing highlights! From charity events to innovative collections, this year’s fashion week was packed with unforgettable moments. Here are some of our favorites!
The American Heart Association’s presented the Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2015, sponsored by Macy’s to unite celebrities as activists in support of women’s heart health. Elite designers and respected models also work to make the event a success. The American Heart Association works to spread the message “that 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.” This years celebrity models included advocates such as Ciara, Zendaya, Fifth Harmony, and Bethany Mota.
Fashion icon Diane Von Furstenburg is the president of the Council for Fashion Designers of America and a respected advocate of ethics and health in the fashion industry. Her philosophy of “beauty is health and health is beauty” was emphasized in an open letter she wrote to the fashion industry. The letter stressed the importance of diversity in the fashion industry as well as choosing models who are mature enough to handle the stress of New York Fashion Week. The CFDA has established Health Initiative Guidlines to ensure the proper treatment of models and encourage good health.
44 year old Naomi Campbell proved that she can still dominate the runway! At Zac Posen’s fashion show, Campbell closed the show and walked arm in arm with Posen. She wore an elegant marsala gown, made of stunning paillette fabric, that highlighted Posen’s architectural skills. Posen sought to emphasize classical silhouettes while adding a modern flair and he absolutely delivered!
During this NYFW season, Fendi celebrated two major events! The opening of their Flagship store was the perfect venue for the launch of the 3Baguette Project. The brand worked with Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jourdan Dunn, Rachel Feinstein, and Leandra Medine. Each woman collaborated with Silvia Venturini Fendi to create bags that embodied that Fendi mantra of “nothing is impossible.” In choosing the women to work with, Fendi “looked for women with strong personal style that are committed to giving back to the community.” The custom bags will be auctioned online at 3baguetteauction.fendi.com and all of the proceeds will be donated to charities chosen by the women.
This New York Fashion Week was undoubtedly one to remember and we are already excited to see what next year’s will bring!