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NYFW Shows We’re Looking Forward to Seeing

New York Fashion Week is right around the corner, and there’s a bunch of shows we’re looking forward to seeing. This year, many budding designers are showing their pieces for the very first time, and other well-known fashion houses are preparing to wow us (as usual.)

For the newcomers, Lady Gaga’s personal stylist, Brandon Maxwell, announced back in July that he’s preparing a ready-to-wear collection that will debut through his eponymous label at this year’s NYFW. Maxwell has been styling Gaga for the past few years, and he is solely responsible for her new, updated, demure style. His affinity for oversized shoulders, elongated sleeves, and cinched waists will likely be proudly displayed on the catwalk.

American idol alum, Carrie Underwood, will be showing her athleisure collection at this year’s NYFW according to WWD. Calia by Carrie Underwood is sold exclusively online, and through Dick’s Sporting Goods, so it’s surprising that she would use a massive platform such as NYFW to get her pieces more recognition.

Underwood is putting a spin on the typical NYFW showing. Instead of parading her pieces down a runway, she will show her collection via a pop-up shop at NYFW HQ – a venue that features art installations. Buyers and the brand’s clientele will be able to make orders on the spot as opposed to waiting until spring 2016 to make a purchase.

Coach will make its first NYFW debut this September as well. The contemporary, American lifestyle brand has been revamping its business to appeal to high-end shoppers. Its new luxury business model means attending NYFW is a must.

Another show we can’t wait for is from the Givenchy fashion house. Creative director Riccardo Tisci will be showing his collection on September 11 at an unknown venue. The designer is well-aware of the significance of the date, and instead of glossing over its importance and meaning, he says the fashion house’s September 11 show will be a “celebration of family and love.”

“It’s a very delicate day for America, and so the show is going to be a celebration of family and love. It gives me so much energy, and I’m very inspired by the culture. I feel free when I’m there,” – Riccardo Tisci

We’re not sure if Tisci will invite models and their children on the catwalk a lá Dolce & Gabbana’s fall 2015 show that featured mothers, pregnant women, and kids, but either way, the fashion house’s NYFW show is bound to be memorable.

Tisci has also opened the show to the public. An allotment of 1,200 tickets have been set aside for local NYC students and fans. The tickets are being disbursed online beginning September 2 on a first-come, first served-basis.

As with every season, designers Tory Burch, Victoria Beckham, Alexander Wang, and Proenza Schouler are also on our list of must-see shows.

What collections are you excited to view at this year’s NYFW? You can check out this year’s full schedule here.

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