It may be New York Fashion Week, but the lobby of Spring Studios was so empty that you needn’t wear heels to hear the echo of your own footsteps. Gone from the NYFW hub’s grand entrance was the artisan café serving lavender lattes. No pop-up TRESemmé salon for a last-minute blowout, and of course, no VIP lounge. The paparazzi outside outnumbered the handful of guests trickling in, who were greeted by half a dozen security personnel with digital thermometers in hand. Event staff and most attendees were required to present proof of a Covid-19 test taken no more than five days before the show. All guests had to fill out a questionnaire and clear temperature-checks upon entry.
Fashion designers—they’re just like us! At least designer Jason Wu and those of us who love a good home DIY, that is. The New York–based designer hosted his latest (socially-distant) runway show this weekend in Manhattan, and he used materials from Lowe’s Home Improvement to set the scene for the event, which was inspired by Wu’s favorite vacation destination: Tulum, Mexico.
“This is one of my most transformative shows to date,” said Wu of the event. “It was such a unique time to be designing and while it was a major adjustment at first, I think I’ve become even more inspired to see the beauty in everything.”
This includes the decor options at Lowe’s, which launched a new partnership
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High fashion is coming home with a new collaboration between Lowe’s and New York Fashion Week.
The home improvement store has paired up with three of fashion’s biggest names — Christian Siriano, Rebecca Minkoff and Jason Wu — to show how fashion and interior design are uniquely intertwined.
Each designer handpicked a collection of home decor items from Lowe’s that they will be using to style their NYFW runway shows later this month, curating an “edit” of products that speak to them and their personal aesthetic. The products, which range from lighting fixtures to furniture to wall art and everything in between, are all shoppable now on the Lowe’s website — and while they may be runway-ready, they’ve got sample sale-worthy price tags.
Inspired by the fact that the coronavirus pandemic has left people spending more time in their