Day 1 of Fashion Week: What the MR Editors Are Talking About

You no longer need a calendar nor a pair of underwear to tell you what day of the week it is. One scroll through yesterday’s Instagram (or this morning, depending on how wackadoo-in-retrograde The Instagram Algorithm has made your feed) will tell you loud and clear: It’s New York Fashion Week, pillow fluffers*!

*I’m trying to curse less in my writing because on an episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Jim Gaffigan told Jerry Seinfeld he got to open for the Pope once (like the Pope Pope) because he’s made a career out of clean comedy. Yikes for me in terms of potential missed opportunities, but no time like the present to break a bad habit.

Should we talk about Fashion Week? We’re trying something new this year: an “In Case You Missed It” type format each morning (ish!) to recap the day before, with highlights culled from all the Man Repeller editors attending. There will still be thinky pieces in regards to some of the shows we see, but consider these the new one-sentence reviews. And let us know what you think!

Ready, set, sneeze!

1) Adidas showed pastel colored tracksuits on the jungle gym of recess dreams. (This spring, you’re going to want a sporty, wear-together lemon tee-and-short two-piece.)

2) At Sandy Liang, models chilled in big collars and cool coats and Blundstone boots at Mission Chinese. Continuing the dining theme: show-goers sat, almost awards show-style, around tables with circulating waiters at Cinq á Sept and cool-pants-label Miaou. Three’s a trend: today’s top must-have? Snacks, please.


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3) Cool coats were a “trend” unto themselves — not revolutionary, per se, but isn’t it nice to know the antidotes to winter dressing doldrums have solutions? Juicy Couture showed a floral teddy bear stunner; at Saks Potts (see the polka dotted women sans pants up above), there was leopard x3 on a zebra print couch (plus MR pal Alisha making a serious case for brightly colored tights…note to self: try now).

Colored tights are very much happening. Also HI ALISHA

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4) Creatures of Comfort answered a few style q’s that have been lingering in Haley’s brain, like:

Haley: Are polka dots still a thing?

CoC: Yes, absolutely.

Haley: What about wrapping sweaters around our necks?

CoC: Never stop tying things around your neck. Shirts, ties, scarves, anything — it’s an emotional safety concern.

Haley: Roger that. Oh and keep meaning to ask, how many layers is too many layers?

CoC: The limit does not exist.

Haley: Ugh, you keep me young. Hand me a mittens croakie.

5) Whoopi Goldberg was at Adam Selman, which is what they mean when they say “my day is made.” (I’d tell you what she was wearing, but Alexa Chung in a denim button-down with a crystal-back brooch was — not Alexa’s fault! — blocking her from my full line of sight.

6) Also at Adam Selman, a how-to in night-out dressing (that is, if you need your clothes to keep you awake for the dancing portion of the evening like I do): wear hot pink, point-blank, and red pants with a red jacket. Puffy sleeves: still a thing. Put more lipstick in the middle of your lips than anywhere else, and embrace (pointy-boot) flats. They’ll help you last!

7) Finally, at Tom Ford, the late-night show, won best soundtrack of the day with such iconic 1980s hits as “I’m So Excited” and “Jump (for My Love),” both by the Pointer Sisters.

Two things you can do a la the Tom Ford runway right away: pull your hair back with a thick, black headband (Tom Ford’s were leather, obviously) and add gigantic, crystalized earrings, either hoops or dangles. And if you’ve got a Kirakira-happy suit with power shoulders ready to go then, damn girl, get on it.

Feature image of Saks Potts via Vogue Runway. Photos via Vogue Runway.

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  • The Adidas presentation and Raf Simons fashion show are the best one so far!!!

  • Imaiya Ravichandran

    tom ford was da best. i know there’s an amazon dupe for the thick velvet headband, but what about a leather one?! i will research this further and report back.

    • Fay

      If there isn’t one today then there will be by next week! I always get sad when MR links to american amazon because it’s so much better than the UK one

    • Maren Lindquist

      Scouring Amazon currently because I NEED that headband

    • Imaiya Ravichandran

      update: etsy and amazon (the canadian version, at least) have proven unfruitful–THE SEARCH CONTINUES

  • Em

    Can we also talk about the models decked out in Blundstones at Sandy Liang?! My mom has been calling my blunnies ugly since the day I got them. THEY ARE FASHION.

    • Amelia Diamond


      • Jade-Yue-Ryu

        And function! My favorite combination. I got my basic pair 10 years ago and still wear them at least 3 times a week in winter. Now that is staying power.

  • magiblin

    The girl in the polka dot outfit (top photo) must be FREEZING, amiright?

  • Jackelyni Reis

    I’m dying for this Adidas Collection ! And TOM FORD just confirming “yeah, 80s are FOREVER back”

  • lychette

    Aesthetically, I absolutely adore Saks Potts, but from an ethical point of view I find it so saddening that we are still killing beautiful animals for their fur alone when designers such as Stella McCartney and many others demonstrate that there are humane alternatives. As a Dane, it was upsetting to see how much the fur industry dominated the Copenhagen Fashion Week agenda this time around.

  • Victoria

    It’s my favourite time of year – MR reviews of the shows! (after THE favourite time of year of course)

  • Julia

    I know this has been mentioned before but plz bring back the old slide show format!

    • Alissa Albrecht

      Completely agree!

    • Natalie

      YES PLEASE. I would normally never complain about a format change but my browser distorts the majority of images now.. which pretty much ruins the whole slideshow experience since it looks like every outfit is in a fun-house mirror. I use google chrome on a mac air so I have to assume others are also experiencing this….?

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  • Caroline

    I’d wear that Adam Selman outfit everyday for the rest of my life.

  • Emily Ebert

    Love these recaps! Will you guys still be posting street style shots? They are my favorite!

    • Amelia Diamond

      YES! live now!!

  • I saw a clip of Cinq a Sept and it looked like they were doing a May pole? Yay? or Nay? I do love their clothes though.

    Eva |


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  • Selena Delgado

    I’m so glad you covered these presentations. They were the only ones, in my humble opinion, worth looking into.

  • Parisa Amiri

    ok but where can I read about amelias hair? please tell me there’s a daily format. k thx