by Mira Kerbage
  • 2 minute read
  • February 19, 2021
Top Highlights From NYFW

With the ongoing pandemic, this year’s NYFW looked slightly different, with brands having to reinvent themselves and present their latest collections through virtual catwalks, videos, documentaries and lookbooks.

Here’s a look at some of the week’s top collections.

Jason Wu

Make your trip to the grocery store your ultimate fashion runway, with fall pieces from Jason Wu’s newest collection, ‘Mr Wu’s General Store’. The New York-based designer presented his lockdown-inspired clothing in a setting that mimics the look and feel of a typical corner store.

Images via Jason Wu Instagram.

The collection included long skirts, dresses, knitted sweaters and leather boots. Some of the pieces were inspired by Coca Cola, with bold patterns replicating the brand’s signature bottle and logo.


Founded in 2017 by designer Alexandra O’Neill, the fashion brand recently gained exposure when First Lady, Dr Jill Biden, wore a custom Markarian blue suit for Inauguration Day on 20 January.

Images via Runway 360 (CFDA).

From luxury loungewear to floral gowns and one-shoulder dresses, the new collection screams romance and was inspired by Alexandra’s love of Roman art and history.


Los Angeles-based Rodarte was envisioned by sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, who mix high-couture elements with bohemian and California-inspired details. The fashion house is famous for its unconventional designs and quirky ethos.

This year’s show was presented in the form of an interview with some of the brand’s friends and collaborators such as model Awar Mou, actress Helena Howard, artists Chloe X Halle and actress January Jones. For NYFW, Rodarte also collaborated with Virgil Normal, an apparel and lifestyle goods store, on a special edition of hoodies and sweaters that bring together the brands’ aesthetics.

Image via Rodarte Instagram.
Naeem Khan

Party like never before with Naeem Khan’s beautifully bedazzled ready-to-wear collection. Inspired by the world of glam, the Mumbai-born designer celebrates the art of fashion with gold sequins, floral motifs, glittery details and pops of color.

Images via Runway 360 (CFDA).

Jonathan Simkhai

Jonathan Simkhai established his brand in 2010 and is known for creating minimalist pieces that evoke confidence and femininity. His Fall 2021 collection features hand-woven elements highlighted by feminine silhouettes, linear lines and neutral tones for the bold, unconventional woman.

Images via Runway 360 (CFDA).

Badgley Mischka

After joining forces in 1988, creative duo Mark Badgley and James Mischka launched Badgley Mischka, alluring the audience with their sophisticated and timeless designs. Their newest collection, ‘The Return to Wonderful’,  celebrates the glamorous events we missed in 2020 and offers a hopeful outlook on the future.

Images via Runway 360 (CFDA).

To find out more about the newest NYFW collection, check out their official website

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