Interview: Albie Alexander Hueston, Refinery29’s Creative Director, Experiential

Discussing radical creativity, digital inspiration and what makes for a perspective-changing experience in light of the site's 29Rooms exhibition

For a third year, Refinery29‘s immersive spectacle 29Rooms will unfold during New York Fashion Week (from 8 to 11 September). Quite literally 29 rooms worth of color, creativity, genuine substance and savvy for the digital generation, this experience has found a way to combine important messages with selfie-taking. Brands have a presence, as do charities, but artists are the stars here. And Albie Hueston, Refinery29’s …

Watches of New York Fashion Week: Men’s

Three new timepieces seen on wrists during SS18 previews, and well-timed exhibitions

With another fashion week passing through New York—this time dedicated to men—the city’s cultural consciousness briefly shifted to runway shows and presentations. Dozens of menswear brands and designers unveiled their SS18 looks and from Raf Simons to Landlord, EFM and Patrik Ervell we were given a glimpse at what the world might be wearing down the line. And in the midst of it all, every …

N-p-Elliott’s “Intersection” Collection at New York Fashion Week: Men’s

A runway debut embracing the interconnected nature of social categorizations

When Nicholas P Elliott launched his namesake label in 2013, striking the balance between the avant-garde and accessible made for a propellant mission. Over the last four years, the N-p-Elliott brand’s grown in acclaim, maintained a commitment to minimal waste and brought social messaging to the forefront. This fashion week, Elliott made the decision to evolve from a presentation to a runway show—an act that …

Technological Immersion During New York Fashion Week

Samsung, Refinery29 and Art Hearts Fashion move a week of presentations into the future

Anyone keeping an eye on NYFW by way of hashtags and trending topics saw two reactions to Alexander Wang’s collaborative carnival with adidas this past weekend: disappointment over the spectacle the whole week itself has become, versus excitement over the manifestation of a designer’s grander vision. We, as well as many others, have long found that set design, theatricality, and even choice of venue offer …

Notes: Why People Attend Fashion Week

Understanding the grander stylistic vision of designers, from materials to presentation

For at least two months of out every year, the Instagram feeds of many are swamped with fashion week images of runways and presentations. Some proclaim: I like this. Others simply make clear: I was there. In many instances, substance is unclear and a greater vision is minimized to a social post lost in the eternal scroll of things. There’s a more grounded reason some …