Keep track of highlights from the New York Fashion Week spring/summer '17 shows, frows, parties and backstage...
Courted controversy on Thursday evening with a dreadlocked beauty look on his models that prompted accusations of cultural appropriation.
The "twisted streetwear" collection was pure D.I.S.C.O.
Front row at Marc Jacobs
Ashley Graham models her Addition Elle lingerie
And looks sensational...it's her second year showing at NYFW.
Ralph Lauren looks West
Remember the '90s trend for Western-inspired fashion? Glittery cowgirl hats became a huge hit on club nights and flared jeans weren't complete without chunky pastel-coloured leather belts covered in studs.
Well, it's back! Ralph Lauren has revived the theme with a luxe-spin for spring/summer '17 that's available to buy straight away.
We'll just be in the loft, digging out our old accessories...
Kendall Jenner on the Ralph Lauren runway:
Stylist hosts a very fashionable dinner
NYFW might be in full swing but Monday night was all about British fashion as Stylist and Select Model Management joined forces to celebrate our Autumn 2016 Fashion Special.
Stylist contributors and a host of Select’s Best of British faces, including cover girl and Chanel favourite Sam Rollinson and show pro Poppy Okotcha, arrived at Dalloway Terrace in Bloomsbury to toast the gargantuan issue.
Following skinny proseccos in the lower bar, all took their place for an end of summer dream dinner on Dalloway’s secluded garden Terrace. As Jo Malone candles flickered, a menu of Dorset crab on Guinness bread, lamb cutlets and Earl Grey burnt cream was served, while guests deliberated over their favourite pages of the issue across the floral meadow table runner of sweet peas, larkspur and spray roses arranged by Wildabout.
Festivities continued late into the night, but not the early hours, due to the imminent London Fashion Week castings for the models in attendance. Guests left with Jo Malone pomegranate noir candles although Sam had a little something extra to carry, a larger than life replica of her Stylist cover.
And about those hair accessories...
Who says models never smile?
Look who turned up to the Michael Kors show:
Our invitation to the Boss Women collection requires us to wear special glasses, which suggests a spectacular show ahead:
A massive holler at the '80s at Reem Acra.
A dystopian Americana at Coach 1941, where pretty dresses were covered by tough jackets or grungey T-shirts and worn with chunky ankle boots.
Tassels and chokers were everywhere and hanging from each model's wrist was a bandana bracelet and bag tied together by an imposing padlock. Winona Ryder and Chloe Grace Moretz were among the stars watching the show.
The A-list guests
Regal and romantic dresses with a rockstar attitude at Rodarte. Ruffles, embellishments and accessories were plentiful but the delicate fabrics gave the collection a light and delicate feel.
Stylist beauty writer Shannon Peter was backstage at the show
"The designers, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, are really into make-up," make-up artist James Kaliardos tells me backstage at Rodarte, "so they always have a clear vision for what they want me to create."
And for this season, their vision was all about capturing the youthful radiance of each model. He prepped the skin with plenty of moisturiser and used NARS new Soft Matte Complete Concealer to hide any patches of darkness or redness. Then he simply blended a taupe creamy eyeshadow stick along the bottom lash line to emphasise the eye and used a pink pearlescent shadow to dust the eyelids so with each turn of the head, the eyes gave a little glimmer.
And it was this sparkle that was reflected on the nails too. In perhaps my all time favourite nail look ever, nail tech Tracylee used Morgan Taylor's New School Nude nail polish on the nails for a glossy, healthy shine before carefully lining the cuticles with Glitter & Gold polish. She called it 'nail jewellery' and I'm asking for it at my next manicure appointment.
Neat and preppy collides with bright and boho in Tory Burch's spring/summer '17 collection, which was watched by mega fan Jessica Alba from the frow. Jaunty sailboat motifs were patterned across neat jackets, playsuits and wide leg trousers, while florals were vibrant and folksy.
Following on from an identikit posse of bowl cuts at Jeremy Scott, DKNY hit us with hoodies en masse.
Sexy, sporty and with a defiantly vampy beauty look for spring/summer, the futuristic collection played out with a backdrop of neon-lit scaffolding and finished with models in slouchy long-sleeved boilersuits stomping their platform trainers across the wooden runway to a banging beat.
Rag & Bone
Irresistible smudgy kohl and nude lips was the '90s beauty look for Rag & Bone's silky slip dresses, oversize jumpers and crisp white button up shirts.
Cinderella dresses with a modern spin at Zac Posen, where truly brilliant craftmanship came to life in embellishment, embroidery and prints. These are two of our favourites...
The collection may have been titled "We Hate Everything" but we're digging these anarchic prints...
Oscar De La Renta
Where elegance reigns triumphant.
Spring/summer '17 sees the label that dressed Jackie Kennedy and is best known for its showstopping fairytale gowns move back towards its roots with striking, feminine eveningwear and pared back daytime chic.
Redefining liner at 3.1 Phillip Lim
Stylist beauty writer Shannon Peter was backstage at the show
At 3.1 Phillip Lim, Francelle Daly told me she was looking for a way to modernise eyeliner.
She started by circling the models' eyes in thick black liquid with a layer of kohl in the water line. Then she took a q-tip dipped in micellar water and erased the outer and inner corner.
Daly calls it "Negative space liner." I call it a genius way to make it look like you've made an effort with your make-up.
Bra tops are everywhere
We're enjoying the bandeau style with big jackets as seen at Sally LaPointe:
Tips for curls...
Kicks off Monday morning in New York with a bright pop of '80s cartoon fun...
Stylist beauty writer Shannon Peter was backstage at the show
Jeremy Scott is always the show on my calendar that I most look forward to. He's known for creating a real sense of theatre with his work, and the beauty look never fails to pique my interest.
Unlike many of the NYFW shows, individuality wasn't the buzzword backstage. Wella's Eugene Souleimann told me he was striving for uniformity, with each and every model wearing a super glossy bowl cut wig with "A-line cut fringes, like a dress."
On make-up, Kabuki told me he was inspired by 1980s New York when girls embraced colour in both their fashion and beauty choices.
He streamlined his colour palette down to just three key shades: lavender, green and orange and washed the colour over eyelids using powder eyeshadows, while intensifying the colour at the lash line with matching eyeliner.
Finished with a slick of coloured mascara, it's a sure fire way to make eyes pop.
For nails, Miss Pop was creating bright coloured polka dot manis - with each girl having a varying colourway.
Her trick for super easy nail art?
Dip the rubber on the end of a pencil into polish and pat onto the nail for a perfect circle every time.
There was a definite '80s rock video theme to the beauty look at The Blonds show on Sunday evening.
The brand is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the launch of a new eveningwear range.
Brought wit and politics to proceedings with a "Pageant of the People" populated by celebrities and cutting edge comedians. Famous faces took to the runway as Portlandia creators Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen tried to distract them from their modelling duties.
The show was an examination of “immigration, economic inequality, police brutality, and gender discrimination,” designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim wrote in the press notes as they urged people to vote in the upcoming US Presidential election. It also paid tribute to the victims of 9/11 on the 15th anniversary of the city's devastating terror attack.
You should vote because if you don't vote, you can't bitch.
- Whoopi Goldberg at the Opening Ceremony show
Whoopi Goldberg closed the show in a long black evening gown to cheers from the crowd.
Feminism was fashion inspiration at Prabal Gurung, where famous feminist references appeared all over his designs.
Summer fun has finally arrived at New York Fashion Week. Inspired by the "rebellious and youthful spirit" of David Lynch’s Wild at Heart, Joseph Altuzarra said his collection explores a modern take on romance and kitsch.
I wanted the collection to feel happy, vibrant and erotically charged.
- Joseph Altuzarra
Cherries and lemons appeared emoji-like, on bright python print blazers, while off-shoulder knits were teamed with curve-wrapping gingham pencil skirts or tassel-bottomed slouchy pants. Asymettrical tiers on skirts and spaghetti strap dresses provided instant swish underneath cinched waists.
The wet-hair, smoky eye combo came courtesy of Odile Gilbert and Tom Pecheux. Skin was glowing against the dark liner, while hair was sleeked back at the sides, away from the face and creating height on the crown.
There were no professional models at this presentation. The entire collection was modelled by the brand's employees, family members and friends and included a seven-month pregnant designer.
Our kind of fridge...
At Veronica Beard.
Hood By Air
Hood by Air teamed up with a porn video site for its and went for this beauty look (we'll leave you to figure out the rest):
The double-faced boots were a talking point...
Snapchat filters instead of make-up at Desigual
There was no vomiting rainbow but the puppy dog nose did make it into Desigual's millennial-friendly beauty look - and it's even flattering in real life. The phone fantasy became facepaint reality thanks to MAC make-up artists...
Stylist beauty writer Shannon Peter was backstage at the show
Dust off your straighteners because if the beauty look at Victoria Beckham is anything to go by (and well, it is) you're going to need them next season.
Hair mastermind Guido was relying on ghd's Elite styler to create a super straight, uniform look on all the models. Backstage, he told me: "The Victoria Beckham aesthetic is the new glamour - sleek, chic and minimal."
He prepped the models' damp hair with Redken's Pillow Proof Primer (an industrial strength heat protector) and pulled a small amount of Redken's Satinwear cream through the lengths to give the finished product that brilliant shine. Next, he blowdried the hair with a barrel brush (strong arms required for this) and meticulously ran the straightening irons over the hair so it forms this straight, smooth curtain. In the words of Guido, it's "high maintenance simplicity."
On make-up, VB was showcasing her new collection with Estee Lauder. The focus of the make-up look was perfect, post-facial skin but it was the six girls with eyeshadow we were drawn to. Usually those rich navy blues and emerald greens can look try-hard on the eyes, but softly swiped across the eyelid with a flick of the wrist kept the whole thing much more modern. We love.
Taking a bow after the show...
A good luck message before the show...
Madonna was on the frow and Nicki Minaj held up the show by arriving late, but it wasn't all about the #Wangsquad - the designer dropped an Adidas Originals collaboration:
The collection that preceded it was California surf cool, with '90s-inspired beachy tees and crop jumpers. Neon camis, shorts and slips were trimmed with black lace, while waists were on show and defined with wraparound belts and halter necklines.
Alexander Wang's Surfer Beauty
Guido Palau came up with the textured look in the models' hair using Redken's Fashion Waves Sea Salt and Rough Paste 12, while Diane Kendal created the fresh-faced make-up look with Nars - keeping lips muted and dyeing brows for an authentic sun-bleached surfer look.
"It's that look and natural colour that someone gets if their skin has been kissed by the sun," she says.
Band of Outsiders
Inspired by the isle of Capri, Christian Siriano's SS17 collection is an explosion of rich block colours and bold elegance. Fittingly for such a refreshing offering, the designer chose models with a diverse range of body shapes to show off the clothes.
A soft, feminine and effortless look at Tibi.
Stylist Beauty Writer Shannon Peter's NYC essentials
- The teeny tiniest GHD travel dryer that takes up the space of a shoe
- Olympus camera - wifi enabled so I can send backstage pics straight to my phone
- Kerastase Curl Ideal mousse. I love the curl setting power of this product so much I'm considering wearing one tied around my neck at all times
- Smythson notebook 'cause y'know, I'm a fancy pants
- La Mer facial spf50 so I'm ready for the New York sunshine
- Byredo - unnamed. It smells so deliciously cool and is so painfully trendy, it doesn't even have a name
- Late to the party but I'm currently lost inside the pages of The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
- Stila Stay all day liquid lipstick - a very worthy winner of a Stylist Best Beauty award earlier this week.
Butterfly face tattoos are much chicer than they sound at Dan Liu:
Structured trousers, deconstructed ruffle shirts, signature lace and pretty, pretty dresses.
Simple, elegant dresses with a sporty vibe and raincoats to bring joy to a spring/summer downpour...
Luxury and whimsy combine in Lippes' soft-silhouette dresses.
Orla Kiely presentation
In yet another ambitious piece of catwalk theatre, Tommy Hilfiger took over Manhattan's Pier 16 to create a carnival open to two thousand members of the public who had won tickets to the show.
Led by supermodel and super-Instagrammer Gigi Hadid, it was streamed around the world, with all the clothes available to purchase instantly online. Even Taylor Swift popped up on the front row, dressed in an outfit by the new Tommy x Gigi collection that debuted at Friday' event.
There was a strong nautical theme, with oversized jumpers and naval-style button-up trousers, while the slouchy red tracksuits paid more than a nod to the '90s...
Deconstructed shirts aplenty, plus the copper sequin skirt we never knew we needed.
Graphic prints with matching bags - we like.
Our first front row dog spot of the season (yes, we're expecting more) comes courtesy of Kelly Osbourne at Milly.
The Australian label's signature boho ruffles blended with Victoriana in a delicate swirl of lace, floral and sheer tartan. Storming show.
Summer holiday vibe at Tanya Taylor
Injecting a shot of joy into SS17 with neon bright crochet and ruffled florals.
New fashion and beauty aim: matching eyeshadow to earrings, a la the models at CG.
Don't chuck those battered old boots! Your messiest DIY masking tape fix is bang on trend:
It wasn't exactly a flawless presentation, what with some of the models Kanye West enlisted to stand "perfectly still" fainting in the sweltering heat, others falling and one - Amina Blue - who was forced to take off her plastic shoes because they were so uncomfortable.
Even Kanye can't control the weather.
Still, at least wife Kim Kardashian and model Jenner sisters Kendall and Kylie were on hand to support the musician-turned sneaker maestro.
Glitz and glamour abound as the A-list turned out for Ford's evening presentation. Even Tom Hanks had a seat.
Front row stars at New York Fashion Week
Dylan Lauren, Ricky Lauren, Haley Bennett, Julianne Moore, Liv Freundlich, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Annabelle Wallis and Jessica Alba
On the front row at Ralph Lauren.
Velvet isn't going anywhere is it? Rosie's ramping up the '90s theme with a decadent choker and smoky eyeliner at Ralph Lauren.
Glamour meets grunge at Ralph Lauren.
In a black dress and matching lace trimmed jacket at Ralph Lauren.
Giving good jacket game at Naeem Khan.
Karlie Kloss, Toni Garrn, and Romee Strijd
All going for a pared back look at the Boss Womenswear show.
In a sleek check suit for the Marchesa show.
Emily Blunt and Sienna Miller
Polka dot pals at Michael Kors.
Sienna Miller and Anna Wintour
They're sharing a laugh at Michael Kors.
In her signature shades on the Kors frow.
Alexandra Richards, Theodora Richards, Harley Viera Newton, Jessica Hart and Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark
Rockstar royalty and actual royalty, at Michael Kors.
Providing jumper inspiration at Michael Kors.
Check out those hems, at Michael Kors.
Toting a bucket bag, at Michael Kors.
We're officially in the market for a little white dress thanks to Jess' Narciso Rodriguez number.
Lady Gaga and Naomi Campbell
Both heading for the front row at Brandon Maxwell.
Jasmine Sanders, June Ambrose, Cynthia Erivo, La La Anthony, Emily Ratajkowski and Chloe Sevigny
All got the LBD memo at Vera Wang.
TK Wonder and Cipriana Quann
Their very own fashion show, on the front row at Reem Acra.
Winona Ryder and Millie Bobby Brown
Keeping it casual, at Coach 1941.
Dressed in Coach 1941 SS17 - including those on point accessories - for Tuesday evening's show.
Chloe Grace Moretz
Making her first show appearance of the season in a black leather jacket and matching skirt at Coach 1941.
In a studded baseball jacket fro the Coach 1941 frow.
Waving from the frow at the Tory Burch show on Tuesday morning.
In her signature flared jeans and navy mac.
In head-to-toe Tory Burch for the show.
In a form-fitting black and grey dress for Zac Posen - one of her favourites.
In a sheer black and gold dress at Nolcha.
Mia Moretti and singers Lissy Trullie and Kitty Cash
The trio of DJs are at 3.1 Phillip Lim.
Ciara, Anna Wintour, Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki
At the Serena Williams show.
Piling on the accessories at Serena Williams Signature Statement Collection By HSN.
Martha Hunt, Emily Ratajkowski, and Nina Agdal
Flying the DKNY flag.
In a long DKNY shirt for the show.
Front and centre at Proenza Schouler on Monday.
In a bright rayon knit guitar dress by Jeremy Scott, at Jeremy Scott.
Russell Westbrook, Tinashe and Teyonah Parris
Proof the air-kiss is officially over, at Jeremy Scott.
In a bauble embellished knit dress at Jeremy Scott (where else).
In a navy blue knitted crop top with daisy detail and navy palazzo pants at the Carolina Herrera presentation on Monday morning.
Teaming her monochrome print shift dress with a neat top knot and orange lip at Carolina Herrera.
The Orange Is the New Black star ramps up the glamour at The Blonds in a monochrome print body suit and sweeping hot pink coat.
Slaying in a dress by The Blonds at the show.
Kelly Osbourne, Christina Milian, Dascha Polanco and June Ambrose
Gramming at The Blonds.
Olivia Palermo, Ashley Graham and Caroline Wozniacki
Sticking to a monochrome palette on the front row at Prabal Gurung.
High velvet boots are having a moment at Fashion Week and Diana Gordon's are among our favourite spots on the frow at Prabal Gurung.
In a matching stripey Michael Kors bandeau top and choker with polka dot palazzo pants at the Michael Kors Access party.
Jaden Smith and Sarah Snyder
Hood By Air SS17, aka date night.
Jussie Smollett and Naomi Campbell
Watching Hood By Air.
Mixing her prints for Altuzarra.
Reigniting our love affair with pink clothing in a dress from Altuzarra's Resort 2017 collection.
Lais Ribeiro, Hailey Clauson, Jamie Chung, Sophia Bush, Olivia Culpo, Danielle Snyder, and Cara Santana
Bringing 100% glamour to the Cushnie Et Ochs frow.
Brooklyn Beckham and David Beckham
On the frow at Victoria Beckham, where else?
In Alexander Wang's new unisex range for Adidas Originals, at the designer's celebrity-packed show.
Madonna and Lourdes Ciccone Leon
A sweet mother-daughter moment as the pair take in the surf-inspired collection.
Embracing the rib knit fabric trend in a black strappy dress at Alexander Wang.
In a black silk slip dress and belt buckle choker on the front row at Alexander Wang.
Tyga and Kylie Jenner
Kylie's wearing Alexander Wang for the show.
Who runs the world? At Alexander Wang.
Pamela Anderson and Dylan Lee
In matching black for the Alexander Wang presentation.
The Mr Robot star is looking sharp on the Wang frow.
Matching her autumn beauty look to this statement AW jacket at Alexander Wang.
will i am, Chaelin Lee, Madonna and Skrillex
Backstage at Wang
Alexander Wang and Madonna
Larking around with the designer's "Wangfest" branded beer hat backstage.
In a black textured mini and oversized denim jacket at the Fashion Week launch of Knot On My Planet, a campaign led by model Doutzen Kroes to support the Elephant Crisis Fund.
In a navy blue halter with cutaway shoulders and delicate bead detailing at Jonathan Simkhai.
Kylie Jenner and Jordyn Woods
It's all about the denim for these two at Jonathan Simkhai.
Pairing her embellished jeans with a white layered off-shoulder top at Gentle Monster.
Christina Hendricks, Pamela Anderson, Neve Campbell, Jaime Alexander and Ashley Graham
Watching Christian Siriano's show.
June Ambrose, Coco Rocha and Kelly Osbourne
At Christian Siriano.
In a spaghetti strap suede dress and matching cape at Christian Siriano.
Camilla Alves and Coco Rocha
Enjoying Rebecca Minkoff's outdoor presentation.
Olivia chose a maroon palette for the Tibi show, with an off-shoulder peplum top and faux suede maxi skirt - both by the designer.
In a flowing red dress and Lacoste L.12.12 trainers at Tibi.
In a dazzling sequin lemon dress by Gucci.
Is not giving up on the cutaway trend in Julien Macdonald.
Reaching for the stars in a plunging spaghetti strap dress at the Harper's bash.
In a '90s style cutaway dress at the Daily Front Row Fashion Media Awards.
Kaia Gerber and Cindy Crawford
Mother and daughter both go for sleek black dresses and almost identical strappy heels at the Daily Front Row Fashion Media Awards.
The 15-year-old won the breakthrough model award.
In a statement red button down dress at the Daily Front Row awards.
Adriana Lima and Katie Grand
Flexing their muscles in matching outfits at the awards bash.
In Tommy Hilfiger at Friday's show.
Also decked out in Tommy Hilfiger for the TH frow.
Kylie Jenner, Tyga
Kylie goes strapless at the Nylon Rebel Fashion Party.
Going boho at the Desigual show.
Shoulder robe and sparkle at the Maybelline party.
Winning a tricky outfit game at Rosetta Getty’s Spring 2017 Collection Celebration.
Is that a '90s dog tag necklace we spy?
The catwalk legend is teaming it with a peplum jacket at the Brock Collection.
Mary J Blige
Working a structural silhouette at Saks' downtown store opening.
Is all about the pockets at Marissa Webb.
Alexa Chung and Kitty Cash
Showing some shoulder at Adam Selman.
Alexa Chung and Leigh Lezark
Attracting a second row photobomber into their selfie at Noon By Noor.
Ina dreamy sparkle jumpsuit at the Jimmy Choo 20th anniversary party.
A one-sleeve wonder at the Jimmy Choo party.
Is statuesque in a sheer tasselled LBD at the Jimmy Choo bash.
Sporting another unusual little black dress - topped off with an elegant top knot.
In a signature suit, mesh top, blue turban, and of course, no make-up.
Stealing the show at Tom Ford in one of the designer's own creations.
Revisits '80s-style puff sleeves with a surprising element of success at Tom Ford.
Shimmering at Tom Ford.
Giving floral a good name at Thakoon.
Ramping up the '70s vibe with lid-to-brow purple eyeshadow at Creatures of Comfort.
Mixing and matching her stripes for a laid-back surfer look at Creatures of Comfort.