Prêt-à-Porter fashion shows are presented one year in advance. For example, the winter 2016 collection was presented in winter of 2015 during New York Fashion Week every February. Haute Couture brands, such as Chanel and Dior, often present a Prêt-à-Porter line. These collections are presented during New York fashion week. This is a period of time when every name in fashion gathers in specific cities. The most famous of these weeks take place in New York, Paris, Milan, and London. Prêt-à-Porter shows are often elaborate and artistic as well, with exclusive guest lists for celebrities, press and fashion bloggers.

It’s important to know the literal meanings behind these pretty sounding French phrases. ‘Prêt-à-Porter quite literally means “Ready-to-Wear.” “Haute Couture” is generally used to deem anything “High Fashion.” This isn’t too far off, as Haute Couture means “high sewing” or “high dressmaking.”

New York Fashion Week every year showcases the exciting new collections from emerging designers. Click on the featured images of these reports which span from 2015 to 2017. They offers glimpses into modest launch pads for today’s emerging designers and brands that want to increase industry awareness, launch their line or stimulate brand promotion by creating professionally executed fashion shows, pop-up retail stores, influencer events and experiential activations.

KANYE WEST’S FUCK-YOU FABRICS | “Hold positions until the end of the show”
After Kanye West thanked Adidas for supporting him and "paying for this" (the show), a large section of the crowd started to chant "Fuck Nike!"
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NEW KID “FASH-UN” | Renaissance style from House of James at NY Fashion Week
A crowd-pleaser in the House of James was the dark magenta gown which flowed across the beautiful Demi Barrington's body.
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ON THE EDGE | Sexy Hervé Léger turns punk at NY Fashion Week
Creative director Lubov Azria fesses up to pushing the brand's unapologetic sexiness to take punk risks.
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RUNWAY CULTURE | Kate’s eco-leather jackets at NY Fashion Week
KATE by Katherine Tramposh is a fair-trade and organic fashion brand based out of Paris.
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RUNWAY FASHION | From Haiti with self-love, Kréyol rises at NY Fashion Week
People ask, "Why the name Kréyol? Is it just a Haitian thing?" Well, yes, to some extent. But the concept may be larger and broader than its origins.
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FUTURE OF FASHION | Womenswear label walks the ethically conscious runway
Lace-weaving is a dying art. A new signature clothing line for women is helping to revitalize it. Sri Lankan tradition-inspired womenswear line KUR laced up NY Fashion Week
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NY FASHION WEEK | Nibble on Yulissa’s Creations, the future of specialty cakes
Hey there you, fashion models! Before hitting the runway, check out Yulissa's French-roasted cupcakes at Studio 450.
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Piña couture fashion from Anthony Cruz Legarda Fashion House and Textile Design Studio

Press release | Piña couture fashion collection unveils fusion eco-artwear at New York’s Philippine Center
PCNY features opulent and intricate Filipino fabrics that are tailored into a demi couture collection for a premiere fashion event. The goal is to spread the message that the eco-friendly
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