He was so right.
With over 100 shows, presentations, and events over the course of just seven days, there’s a lot to conquer during New York Fashion Week.
But that’s why we’re ready to adapt Kondo’s methods, sure to quell the panic and replace it with neatly folded packets of need-to-know style stories, one day at a time.
Scroll through, screenshot your favorite moments, then move on with the rest of your day. (It’s going to be a great one. I can feel it!)
Sparks Joy: Tom Ford’s Heavy Metal
Apologies to everyone on the 10 pm F train, because that’s where I was when I saw these catwalk photos and screamed, “Oh, f—yes!”
From the chain link goddess gowns on Binx Walton and Caroline Trentini to the recurring—and seriously underrated—combination of navy blue + black, this was a satiny deep dive into how to look luscious.
And if some of the dudes looked a little (or a lot) like Jude Law in Alfie? Whatever. Just like Mr. Ford, that movie’s a modern classic.
Sparks Joy: Rodarte’s Troop Beverly Hills
Kate and Laura Mulleavy cited classic movie dancers like Cyd Charisse and Ginger Rogers as inspiration, but the massive garden hats and puffy sleeves were totally Troop Beverly Hills—a reference that got extra oomph from the movie’s star, Jenny Lewis, in attendance.
Also there: free bottles of rosé from JNSQ, a show sponsor and also proof that fashion’s favorite drink isn’t a one-season trend. Never mind that front row guests like Rowan Blanchard, Elsie Fisher, Mackenzie Foy, and Maddie Ziegler can’t legally drink for another 3 to 6 years—Frothy couture is ageless (and great).
Sparks Joy: Rachel Comey’s Mystic Matriarchs
Has “yoga teacher chic” replaced “dad fad” on fashion people’s mood boards? Rachel Comey said “sure” with an invigorating flow of color-blocked wools and pastel quilted separates that bridged the gap between Laurel Canyon yoga madams and Brooklyn herbal healing queens. The cast included many (gorgeous, accomplished) women over forty, including actual yoga pro Alex Auder and wellness healer Walda Laurenceau.
Sparks Joy: Laverne Cox at 11 Honoré
In case you missed it on social media, the actress and activist Laverne Cox closed the plus-sized designer show and also #shutitdown in a ballgown the color of ambulance flashes. It was gorgeous; it was fun; it should happen tomorrow, too. Ms. Cox, can we get an encore?
Sparks Joy: Tess Holliday Channels Victoria Beckham
When Victoria Beckham stepped out last year in a striking orange-and-blue combination from her own flawless line, we thought she might be the only one chic enough to really rock it. Nope. Witness Tess Holliday in a Mara Hoffman dress and a Sally LaPointe trench, looking so very ?.
Sparks Joy: Lisa Perry’s Perfect Pink Coat
Take my dreams, turn them into yarn, and make something. This is basically it. Yay.