From staged stumbles to transatlantic shifts: This was NYC Fashion Week – CNN International

New York (CNN)More than 70 shows later, New York Fashion Week is over for another season. The week-long event has an economic impact currently estimated to be $900 million, nearly $15 million more than last year’s figure, according to Fashion Week Online and the turnout is reported to have been approximately 125,000 people.

It was also the first year NYFW didn’t take place at the historic Lincoln Center. Instead, shows were dispersed throughout midtown to downtown New York, with most runways taking place at Skylight at Moynihan Station and Skylight Clarkson Square.

Fashion editors and celebrities from around the world swarmed the city to attend shows, events and after parties. Now, as they make their way back home or onto London Fashion Week, CNN takes a look back at some of the highlights.

Opening Ceremony: The show everyone fell for

Pun intended. Opening Ceremony collaborated with New York City Ballet to put on a lively, choreographed show. This may have been ambiguous to most guests when a dancer fell while walking down the concrete runway. As the audience gasped, the performer quickly got back up and kept strutting. It wasn’t until the second time models began tripping across the curved runway path that the audience began questioning the performance. During the final walk, dancers simultaneously broke out into a dance set and confirmed that the falls were, indeed, staged.

Opening Ceremony founders Carol Lim and Humberto Leon were inspired by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright who was known for designing structures in sync with nature or their respective environments. The runway was transformed into a lush garden with vibrant geometric stained-glass light installations and wall frames. Models interspersed with New York City Ballet dancers wore innovative designs that too were architecturally-inspired.


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