The Cool Kids of NYFW

So the glorious start for of the fashion year began this Thursday in New York City. As all my fashionistas know it is New York Fashion week (notice that the Mercedes-Benz is missing). Fashion week in New York is experiencing some democratization and I am enjoying the affects. “Smaller” but just as equally impressive and relevant designers are experience their moment on the industry runway.


So who are these cool kids? They run the gamut from denim to swim to raw, yet polished silhouettes. Well…lets start off the cool-kid list with a little swimwear.


Chromat describes themselves as “structural experiments for the human body”. Expect a lot of interesting and sexy cutouts from this designer. Also it doesn’t hurt that their garments are modeled on real-size models.

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Frame Denim is, as you would guess, a denim-curated brand. Frame has the sensibilities of London, but made in the denim-centric city of Angels.

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Lastly, Cushnie Et Ochs is not too new to the cool kids scene to us die-hard NYFW fans. However, their unvarnished, ultra-feminine brand has quickly moved up into the echelons of a mainstream contemporary brand. Just remember that you heard that from us first. 🙂



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Michelle Gill

Fashion & Beauty Writer

Admirer of beauty, collector of knowledge, sometimes food snob and fashion zealot.