Another New York Fashion Week has come and gone and while this season was relatively quiet, there were still a few standout moments to highlight. Many brands are trying to navigate the changing landscape of traditional runway shows, but in the midst of the unknown, there were several new runway debuts worth noting, along with a few gimmicks that we unabashedly enjoyed anyway (hello Barry Manilow singing "Copacabana" on the runway). From the inspiring to the unexpectedly fun, these were the best moments from the New York Fashion Week Fall 2019 runways.
Nobody knew what to expect from the debut of Japanese costume designer Tomo Koizumi, but what resulted was one of those unexpectedly magical moments that takes the whole room’s breath away. After being discovered by Katie Grand on Instagram last month, the designer was immediately invited to present a collection at Marc Jacobs’ Madison Avenue store. A star-studded cast of models including Rowan Blanchard, Gwendoline Christie, Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, Joan Smalls, and more cascaded from a staircase in a series of colorful and whimsical puff gowns. Fashion loves a fairytale story and Koizumi’s—both colorful and unexpected—was just that.