New York Top 10 Fall 2023 Shows

As Ranked by Kenneth Richard

While the long coats trend expectedly carried over from the men’s seasons and a bit of a disco flare was detectable, this New York season felt eclectic and personal, with the main uniting factor of the best shows being a clear and strong design vision more than any identifiable motif. The city’s new guard of great designers – Jason Wu, Carolina Herrera, Rodarte, Khaite – showed up and showed us that New York’s star is rising again, while big guns like Thom Browne, Tory Burch, and Marc Jacobs reminded us why they’re household names.

Recent UFO sightings in the midwestern US may remain unconfirmed, but Thom Browne took us to the sight of an extraterrestrial crash landing, leveraging his impeccable tailoring skill to transform the familiar language of prep into outlandishly beautiful creations.

Khaite inaugurated its freshly launched flagship store with an utterly composed and cool collection that affirmed creative director Katherine Holstein as New York’s leader in minimal fashion.

Marc Jacobs takes home the top spot with his collection that paid tribute to the late great Vivienne Westwood while seamlessly blending a distinct take on early-aughts grunge with an idiosyncratic elegance.

Here are The Impression’s Top 10 fashion shows of New York’s Fall 2023 season as selected by our Chief Impressionist, Kenneth Richard.

10 – Carolina Herrera

9 – Jason Wu Collection

8 – Rodarte (tie)

8 – Altuzarra (tie)

7 – Gabriela Hearst

6 – Tory Burch

5 – Thom Browne

4 – Proenza Schouler

3 – Michael Kors

2 – Khaite

1 – Marc Jacobs

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