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Fashion Week in Full Swing



Photo courtesy of Omaha Fashion Week

Article by Mikaela Wall

The Kardashians are in the city for Kanye West’s “Yeezy Season 4” premiere, Gigi Hadid infamously walked in Tommy Hilfiger’s show with boyfriend Zayn Malik and newly single best friend Taylor Swift cheering her along. In addition Kendall and Kylie Jenner got stuck in an elevator with friends, where they published their entire experience on Snapchat. No matter how small an event may seem, it will always be publicized because it is New York Fashion Week. Every event is just as important as the next.

It started with the Kardashians who arrived in New York in style a few days ago to support Kanye West’s release of Yeezy Season 4. The show took a unique twist, presenting the line outside, with models standing still in a grid like pattern, instead of walking on a runway. This style of presentation didn’t come without repercussions. The Yeezy line uses a lot of thick, layered fabric that keeps in heat. Since it was hot that day, the heat caused many models to collapse and even faint during the show. In addition, some models’ heels were breaking as they were walking into formation. Although they adjusted properly, it still left critics questioning the quality of Kanye’s line.  

Fast-forward two days to Tommy Hilfiger’s show at Battery Park. The show was to release his collaboration “Tommy X Gigi” with model Gigi Hadid, and the line went on sale immediately after the show. Taylor Swift attended the event along with Hadid’s model brother Anwar, mother Yolanda, and Victoria’s Secret model Martha Hunt. Swift is known for her famous relationships and groups of friends. It was no surprise that she attended this highly anticipated show.

Another “big” story around New York Fashion Week was the Jenner sisters getting stuck in an elevator. Although this does not have to do with fashion, and design, these famous sisters have made a name so big for themselves that nothing goes unnoticed. Kendall and Kylie recorded the event on Snapchat, where they briefly panicked, then were rescued by the fire department. Phew! Their fans must have been nervous.

The beauty of fashion week is that no story is too small. Everything happening off the runway is just as important as on the runway. Those are just a few of the many events happening during NYFW.