Optimistic Tones at New York Fashion Week FW21

Virtual runway shows reveal colorful collections with otherworldly elements

Without the demanding structure of an in-person New York Fashion Week schedule, designers were free to debut digital shows, consider events in locations outside NYC or opt out in favor of different, independent presentations. Plenty of big name labels did just that—with several noticeably absent. That left room for emerging and mid-level designers to show some riskier, off-kilter, playful productions. This fashion week, we found ourselves …

Collaborative Kia Telluride Concept Unveiled at Brandon Maxwell’s NYFW Show

Texas ruggedness meets big city glamour in this new car

Brandon Maxwell is quite a big deal in the fashion world (he’s dressed Michelle Obama, Oprah and more), and yet he speaks humbly at New York Fashion Week about his Marfa, Texas roots, and how they’ve influenced his design sense and this latest runway show. In fact, he dedicated his spring 2019 line to his 81-year-old Texan grandmother, Louise Johnson. It makes sense then, that the designer …

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 …