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.
The New Guard of Designers to Watch
Despite the eternal buzz around legacy fashion houses, a growing list of emerging designers proved they’re the ones to watch during NYFW. Instagram-favorite Batsheva made its debut with a performance art presentation, while newbie Khaite staged a stunning first runway collection atop a pile of leaves. Though not their first shows, rising brands Marina Moscone and Area were worth noting too. Moscone presented her collection against a backdrop of books at The Strand, while Area once again delivered a series of ultra fun accessories and ready-to-wear.
From left: Khaite, Marina Moscone, Area, and Batsheva