From Beignets to Beer: Inside the Kate Spade, Milly and Lil Yachty NYFW Fashion Presentations

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Sasheer Zamata, Issa Rae, Elisabeth Moss, Jamie Chung and Julia Jones

Doing it for the 'gram.

For smaller or contemporary brands, fashion presentations are the way to go for fashion week. Here, a look at how three very different fashion labels — Kate Spade NY, Milly and Lil Yachty x Nautica — presented their spring collections. 

The Vibe: 

Kate Spade: New Orleans party on the Bayou, complete with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. (Presented at Grand Central Oyster Bar)

Lil Yachty x Nautica: Dive bar with the boys. (Presented at American Beauty NYC)

Milly: Chic garden party, but woke. (Presented at Milly SoHo pop-up store)

The Clothes: 

Kate Spade: Retro-cool silhouettes in small prints and ginghams, with a few Victorian flourishes. The brand the reintroduction of the brand's "Sam" bag, first produced in 1993. '


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Lil Yachty x Nautica: Nineties camp counselor staples including board shorts, white polos, bucket hats, Vans, puffer vests and varsity jackets emblazoned with an homage to Yachty's crew, The Sailing Team. 


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Milly: Frilly and feminine dresses and two-piece ensembles with corset-like tie detail in soothing shades of white, lavender and green.

The Crowd: 

Kate Spade: "I'm too short to see anything."

Lil Yachty x Nautica: "Bro, you're in my pic." 

Milly: "Are you getting good light? I can't find good light." 

The Food: 

Kate Spade: Oysters, beignets, gimlets and coffee. 

Lil Yachty x Nautica: Pizza. (Because it wouldn't be a Lil Yachty event without pizza.)

Milly: Varieties of hummus in every shade of the rainbow, smoothies and sparkling refreshments. (Also a large display of radishes and other roots, though unsure if they were for consumption or decor.)

The Instagram Opps: 

Kate Spade: The venue, the Grand Central Oyster Bar deep in the heart of Grand Central Station, was beautiful and warmly lit, however the models were posed on a stage and unless you felt like shoving your way to the front, there was little opportunity to snap a photo. 

Lil Yachty x Nautica: Recessed lighting cast heavy shadows on the models' faces, but nothing a little Insta editing couldn't fix. 


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Milly: The floral arrangements draped over the white stairs and circular installations, as well as the rainbow lights — a nod to her #EqualityforAll campaign — made for pretty, brightly lit #MillyMoments. 


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Kate Spade: Issa Rae, Elisabeth Moss, Sasheer Zamata, Jamie Chung.

Lil Yachty x Nautica: Lil Yachty.

Milly: Leandra Medine, other fashion bloggers.