New York Fashion Week Preview: 7 Things Hollywood Needs To Know

6:00 AM 9/6/2017

by Stephanie Chan

The spring 2018 season kicks off Sept. 6: Jeremy Scott is celebrating his 20th anniversary, Kanye West is showing Yeezy season 6 and more.

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  • Kanye West Will Present Yeezy Season 6

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    Kanye West is bringing Yeezy Season 6 back to New York Fashion Week. It's unclear when and where the show will take place though — those who get an invite will be notified 24 hours in advance.

    "YEEZY SEASON 6 Announcement 24 hours before the show," read a tweet from the Yeezy Mafia Twitter account on Tuesday. Another tweet also confirmed that it would not take place on Wednesday.

    Last season, editors received their invitations the night before the presentation. If Yeezy Season 6 is anything like Season 5, show-goers can expect a more relaxed, drama-free set up. Let's just hope he doesn't end up showing at the same time as another major fashion house.

  • Rihanna's Fenty x Puma Returns to New York

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    After two seasons in Paris, Rihanna is bringing her Fenty x Puma collection back to New York.

    RiRi is presenting her spring 2018 range on Sept. 10 at 9 p.m. at the Park Avenue Armory, just two days after she debuts her highly-anticipated Fenty Beauty line.

    There hasn't been much detail about her upcoming collection, but if past seasons are any indication, RiRi always delivers a memorable show that gets the Internet talking.

  • Kaia Gerber's Runway Debut

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    Kaia Gerber, daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, will be making her runway debut at New York Fashion Week.

    "I'm chaperoning her," Crawford told WWD. "I'm not gonna be at every show, but I hope she understands how exhausting your first show season can be." Crawford didn't confirm which show, but don't be surprised if she ends up on the catwalk for Marc Jacobs considering she's the face of Daisy fragrance.

    The petite model, who just turned 16 on Sept. 3, first attended NYFW as a front-row guest for the Public School presentation in September 2015.

  • Mia Wasikowska and Lakeith Stanfield to Star in Opening Ceremony's Production

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    Much like previous seasons, Opening Ceremony's Humberto Leon and Carol Lim have recruited Hollywood's rising stars to appear in their latest fashion week production.

    Alice Through the Looking Glass actress Mia Wasikowska and Atlanta actor Lakeith Stanfield will star in Changers: A Dance Story, an intimate performance written and directed by longtime OC collaborator Spike Jonze. Choreographer Ryan Heffington has also been enlisted to bring the performance to life. The show, presented in partnership with American Express, will unveil the winter 2017 collection.

    After its premiere on Sept. 10, Changers will open to the public for four nights (Sept. 11, 12, 14 and 15) at La MaMa Theatre in New York's East Village. Tickets are now available for purchase for $15 each at purplepass.com/changers, with net proceeds from ticket sales donated to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

  • Jeremy Scott Celebrates 20 Years in Fashion

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    Jeremy Scott is celebrating 20 years in the fashion biz. 

    On Sept. 8, the L.A. designer will pay homage to his journey from bullied farm kid in Kansas City, Missouri, to pop provocateur in Hollywood with his namesake label's spring 2018 collection.

    "I have been loved and touted, and I have been thrown away. And I've felt it all. I realize what I do isn’t everyone's cup of tea, nor should it be. It's a point of view, which is an old school fashion thing," says Scott, who's known for his colorful sensibilities and pop culture references. "I love individuality, I respect it in a designer. That's the goal of a designer, to create a world that's very identifiable."

    Indeed, Scott has created a vibrant world for friends and collaborators alike, including Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Madonna and more.

  • Tom Ford Returns to the Big Apple

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    The fashion designer-filmmaker has come home to the United States after being based in London for 18 years. Not only has he moved his studio to West Hollywood, he's moving his runway shows to New York for the foreseeable future, beginning with the spring 2018 collection kicking off New York Fashion Week on Sept. 6  at the Park Avenue Armory. He's also abandoned the 'see now, buy now' model of showing an in-season collection on the runway, returning to the traditional practice of showing a collection six months before it lands in stores.

    The last time Ford showed in New York was in September 2016, on the heels of the release of his last film Nocturnal Animals. The runway show was a star-studded cocktail and dinner party that attracted such Hollywood heavy hitters as Neil Patrick Harris, Ari Emanuel, Barry Diller, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. 

  • Natasha Lyonne Will Make Her Directorial Debut for Kenzo

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    Kenzo creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have reached out to yet another one of their talented Hollywood pals to create a film for the brand. 

    Following Carrie Brownstein's directorial debut with her short film for the brand, "The Realest Real," which she premiered during New York Fashion Week last September, as well as several collaborations with Spike Jonze, comes a short film written and directed by Orange Is the New Black star Natasha Lyonne.  

    The actress-cum-director tells The Hollywood Reporter that the project, which stars pal Maya Rudolph and her boyfriend, Portlandia's Fred Armisen, as well as Macaulay Culkin and Hamilton's Leslie Odom Jr., was a "gateway drug" into the realm of directing, which she had been itching to do since seeing her close friends like Brownstein and Chloe Sevigny do so successfully. The film will debut on Sept. 13. 

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