New York Fashion Week: catwalk edition

It’s that time of year again: New York Fashion Week. The stakes are high, but not as high as the designers’ blood pressure as they nervously wait for the debut of their collections they have been relentlessly preparing for the past few months.

Collections from many great names have already had their chance on the runways, but there are still more to come as the week comes to a close.

While the fall season’s offerings have been impressive, the clothes aren’t the only show-stoppers.

Gone are the days when simple elevated catwalks will suffice. Just as designers create their collections, they are crafting even more elaborate sets.

To accompany these show-stopping stages, the walkers have been just as noteworthy. Here’s a breakdown of the best runway sets and best walkers.

Oscar de la Renta

Fashion Oscar de la Renta Fall 2015
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This was the first show after the renowned designer passed away this past fall. All eyes were on the fashion house’s new creative director Peter Cropping as the new collection took the stage. The colors were bold and the designs bolder, but the spirit of de la Renta shined through on the first-timer’s collection.

Zac Posen & Naomi Campbell

Fashion Zac Posen Fall 2015
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If you would like to know how to close a show with a bang, just ask designer Zac Posen and model Naomi Campbell. The two stole the show in the final walk the show with a Dorothy red-slipper colored gown.

Carrie Hammer

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Hammer is known for casting models who don’t fit the typical criteria of the runway, and this year she made headlines again by casting Jamie Brewer of American Horror Story to be the first model with Down Syndrome to walk in a show at Fashion Week.

Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger has notoriously been the constant embodiment of the “American” look. With sharp blazers, university sweaters,and a logo sporting red, white and blue, it is natural to expect nothing less then patriotic from the designer. So what stage is the culmination of American culture? None other than the football field, of course. Hilfiger brought the Friday Night Fever with his runway recreation of America’s favorite sporting venue.

Rodarte

Fashion Rodarte Fall 2015
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Rodarte has always come out with striking designs, and their runway was no exception. They channeled an apocalyptic natural look, adorning their models’ walk with florescent lights, mirrors and sprawling grasses.

Marc Jacobs

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Jacobs is known for his minimalist, neutral designs, but his fall offerings brought exciting colors this time around. To contrast the bright reds and blues in the collection, the masterminds of the Marc Jacobs runway created a Willy Wonka inspired wonderland, complete with lush green swirls under the models’ feet.

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