NYFW: Barry Manilow Sang ‘Copacabana’ at Michael Kors’ Show. It Was Amazing.

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At his Fall ’19 show, the designer Michael Kors raised the bar significantly on what a New York Fashion Week show needs to have.

Simply put: something better than Barry Manilow singing ‘Copacabana’ as the surprise finale to the show. In fact, if it were possible for every morning to start like this, all the better.

Yes, it happened, and yes, the response—when attendees realized what the hell was going on, and yes that was Barry Manilow standing on stage in a orange, bejewelled jacket—was rapturous.

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From the moment we laid eyes on Tomo Koizumi’s invitation for his Fall 2019 show — which featured an artistically blurred photo of Kaia Gerber swathed in a voluminous, brightly colored tulle confection — we knew it was a show not to be missed from the New York lineup. This season marked the …

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Size-inclusive E-tailer 11 Honoré Opening Pop-up Shop During NYFW

Size-inclusive e-commerce site 11 Honoré is connecting the runway to retail during New York Fashion Week.
At the site’s runway show at Spring Studios tonight, attendees will be able to scan Shopify-enabled QR codes on their smartphones to access and buy spring and pre-fall looks in sizes 12 to 18 by designers Adam Lippes, Altuzarra, Brandon Maxwell, Camilla, Christian Siriano, Chromat, Cushnie, Christopher Kane, Haney, Huishan Zhang, Jason Wu, JC Obando, Jonathan Simkhai, Lela Rose, Marchesa, Prabal Garung, Roland Mouret and more. Then, 11 Honoré will follow that up with a physical pop-up shop open Feb. 7 to 14 at 157 Hudson Street with inventory of styles shown on the runway and more from the site.
“We’re a mission-driven company, and we are using this as a platform to drive awareness around inclusivity and diversity in fashion, so what better way than producing our own runway show with the top designers we work with, and opening fashion week to create meaningful dialogue around the issue?,” said 11 Honoré chief executive officer and founder Patrick Herning. “We wanted to extend the runway into a physical presence so customers can experience the brand and we can do sales,” he said of the store, made

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Milly Not Hosting Runway Show During NYFW

Milly, the advanced contemporary fashion brand cofounded and designed by Michelle Smith, has decided not to have a fashion show this season.
The show had originally been slated for Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. Linder occupies that space on the Fashion Calendar.
A Milly spokeswoman confirmed the brand wouldn’t be hosting a runway presentation this coming fashion week, noting, “We are considering a less formal activation. We consider this pause an opportunity to see a new way to drive media impressions.”
At present, the spokeswoman said Milly plans to return to the runways in the fall.
Smith, creative director, and her husband, Andrew Oshrin, chief executive officer, cofounded Milly in spring 2001. The company sells to such stores as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys New York and Bloomingdale’s and has a robust international business.
A runway show regular since 2004, in September 2017, Milly decided to host an immersive presentation format at its SoHo pop-up store, where it had a  special installation. It returned to the fashion show scene the following two seasons.

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The Phluid Project Appeals to NYFW Designers for Inclusivity

The Phluid Project on Wednesday posted an open letter to New York Fashion Week designers on its social media accounts, challenging them to “break the binary” when considering the models who will walk in their shows. “You have the platform and the global stage to make an impact,” said the letter. “…cast models of all identities, inclusive of transgender and nonbinary representation. In doing so, you will stand up for millions of individuals whose voices and existence deserve to be acknowledged.”
Rob Smith, founder of The Phluid Project, a gender-free retailer in Manhattan, and a leading activist for the store’s constituents, said the Council of Fashion Designers of America is aware of the letter. “We offered to help support them by retweeting their content around the letter,” the CFDA said, adding that that’s the extent of its involvement at this time. “We do believe in the importance of the letter and everything that they stand for.”
“With the CFDA’s progressive inclusion of nonbinary collections, there is a further opportunity to cast differently and shed light on all humans,” the letter said.
“I recognize that this is fashion and their first job is to present their clothing in the best way possible,” Smith said. “That

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