Destination / Wish You Were Here

NYFW AW 17 editor’s diary

Fresh faces, odes to America and reminders of home. Contributing fashion editor Melissa Levy shares her New York Fashion Week moments to remember.

The shows …
Calvin Klein: What a force to enter New York fashion week, like a ship in the night bearing bright optimism and new energy. Welcomed in a landscape that has been pretty gloomy over the last six months. In his first collection for Calvin Klein, Raf Simons presented a mélange of sheer nude, heavy deconstructed knit sleeves, plastic-covered fur, double denim and cowboy boots. This Belgian sure knows how to make an ode to America.

Zimmermann: Always happy to see an Australian in New York. Spot-on casting for the brand, a great heavy-handed Nick Cave soundtrack, a well executed and realised collection – felt very proud to see Zimmermann make its mark.  

The sounds …
Hands down the Zimmermann soundtrack of Nick Cave.

The sets …
Car pieces at the presentation of Christopher Esber’s automobile-inspired collection.

The faces …
Lameka Fox and Matilda Dods.

Between shows …
We stopped in to Dirty French – a classic french bistro perfect for quick breakfast or coffee meeting, very conveniently located in Soho with great large booths; Balthazar – a classic New York spot for a quick meeting over chamomile tea at the end of the day; and Sauvage – a little corner of Paris new to Greenpoint that’s great for coffee or a wine.

The places to be …
The Rag & Bone exhibition, where we managed to catch Thom Yorke, and Chloë Sevigny’s cocktail party for Delfina Delettrez with event stylist Lucinda Constable.