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Kanye Plays It Cool, Ashley Graham Walks Michael Kors, The Hadids Dominate At Anna Sui & More From NYFW

Everything you need to know: NYFW day eight.

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Day eight of New York Fashion Week saw Kanye West deliver a show with – drumroll – zero drama (i.e. the event started on time and was not located on an island in extreme heat), Michael Kors championed sexy, strong looks "for consumers on-the-go", and Delpozo dish out a dreamy collection of saturated, avant-garde pieces. Anna Sui dazzled with a runway show that at once encapsulated the darkly luscious, but playful, image she's cultivated over the years, while reminding the fashion set that her brand is plugged-in to the hip millennial model set (cue Sui's choice to cast the Hadid sisters and Kendall Jenner, who it's rumoured did not attend brother-in-law Kanye West's show to walk in Sui's own). We're here to jump start your day with a round-up of everything you need to know from yesterday's runways and beyond: from the biggest shows, to the star-studded front rows and everything in-between, we've got you covered.  

A group of violinists broke out into a frenzied cover of Eurythmics’ 1983 hit, Sweet Dreams, as models sauntered out in Michael Kors classics like retro furs, hoop earrings and generally the whole ‘70s-ski-bunny-at-a-cocktail-party aesthetic that he does so well. Emily Ratajkowski sat front row in an off-the-shoulder black crop top and houndstooth skirt, while Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner strutted their stuff on the runway – but the real star of the show was plus-size model Ashley Graham, who had a hard time containing her smile as she walked down the runway in a ribbed dress and grey fur coat. The designer told press that he wanted to communicate a sense of “sensual strength” through his collection, saying, “we wanted to think about mixing the soft and sensual side of things with beautiful tailoring… [and] we have women and men from teens to forties, we have people who are petite, people who are curvy… My job is to make everyone look the best they can.” 
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Josep Font delivered once again with a highly architectural collection that was largely inspired by the French artists les Nabis, a group of late 19th-Century artists, including Hungarian painter József Rippl-Rónai, whose post-impressionist style oozed of energy and an often psychedelic color palette. We're particularly crazy about the oversized circle bag that came down the runway, dripping in fishscales, and very reminiscent of Chanel's infamous hoop bags that we saw on the runway back in 2013. The color scheme was bold, incorporating electric blues, off-white and bright orange. 
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There were puffers and boxy thigh-high boots, sweatpants and sneakers galore; in other words, all the usual suspects of a Yeezy collection that we can already envision on the Kardashian clan, and yet, there was no sign of Calabasas’ most famous family other than the name the presence of Kim K herself, looking slick in an all-burgundy get-up. West did pay a sort of homage to the Southern California town where Keeping Up With The Kardashian is filmed, however, with "Agoura Hills" or "Calabasas" printed on the backs of his jackets. He stuck to his usual gradation of burgundies through to black and gray tones, but the collection began with a series of acid-wash denim pieces and camouflage prints. A stand-out look from the collection was modeled by Halima Aden, one of this season's biggest breakout stars who's already landed a contract with IMG Models and a spread in CR Fashion Book – she rocked a full-length fur coat complete with sharp-toed boots and a simple, black hijab. 
Images: Vogue.com

Anna Sui delivered a collection inspired by luscious, old-world interiors that was modeled with all the energy of youth that Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner seem to possess in inexhaustible qualities. The models sported double top-knots à la Scary Spice and matchy, metallic eyeshadows that gave us some major throwback feels. It was a seriously lush, luxe collection in radiant velvet. 
Images: Wwd.com
 

Marchesa didn’t break any new ground this year, but the brand did demonstrate something just as valuable as innovation in the fashion industry: consistency. We’re sure that we'll be seeing more than a few of these gowns, which were rich in organza, tulle and satin, on the red carpet this year.
Images: Vogue.com
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