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Zadig & Volataire bring street French twist to New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week usually encapsulates bedlam, but for one French label, it’s very very different. An hour before the Zadig & Voltaire’s runway show, models, dressers, hair and makeup stylists were still prepping to make sure the show ran smoothly.

“I’m a perfectionist,” said Cecilia Bönström, 47, the brand’s artistic director.  “Even though I have a creative job, I like everything to be really clear; I like to follow a schedule.”

Zasig & Voltaire is a French brand that prides itself on offering styles that are filled with streetwise edge and easiness.

“This season, my message is to confirm that Zadig & Voltaire is the contemporary rock ‘n’ roll brand,” Bönström explained. “For me, the girls are very delicate but, at the same time, very rock. There are a lot of legs, a lot of skin. There are leather and knitwear with perfect, sexy cocktail dresses.”

This year, Zadig & Voltaire is celebrating its 20th anniversary, a benchmark that is rarely ever achieved, especially in luxury fashion. With fashion fluctuating now that more of the spending habits have shifted, many labels are struggling to keep a grip on the fashion world. The reason Zadig & Voltaire’s does so well is that even when there are trends coming and going, the company sticks to its core aesthetic and value, something the label’s founder, Thierry Gillier, learned very early on:

“When I came to America, on Madison Avenue, it was very difficult. Everything was more classic than what we were showing. Slowly, that changed. The look today is very inspired by the street. For me, it was obvious that the fashion business would change. The clothes were very stiff and rigid, and I wanted to make it more relaxed.”

David Beckham and co. sit front row at Victoria Beckham’s Fashion Week show

Victoria Beckham’s line was set to show at New York Fashion Week, but it wouldn’t be a proper event without her family sitting front row to watch in awe. David Beckham and three of the kids, Romeo, 15, Cruz, 12, and Harper, 6, all attended the James Burden Mansion on Manhattan’s Upper East Side as Victoria Beckham showed off her Autumn/Winter 2018 collection.

After the models were done, Victoria Beckham walked out to greet the crowd in an all-black ensemble and also gave every one of her family members a quick kiss.

The whole family was sporting looks. David Beckham, who just launched a soccer team in Miami, went with a classic black suit and tie, and the two sons wore long coats. The daughter was rocking a more stylish look with a white dress and burgundy coat, with her hair in two French braids.

The only one missing from the family event was Brooklyn, 18, who moved to New York to study photography. Despite the absence of the oldest child, both parents gave him a shout out on their social media pages.

Georgina Chapman’s Marchesa is ending its Fashion Week runway show

Georgina Chapman was hoping to make her comeback this season and was set to show her fashion brand Marchesa at New York Fashion Week on Feb. 14, but on Tuesday, The Post learned that the show was ultimately ended. An insider said that it will most likely be a digital presentation instead.

“Georgina couldn’t go through with it,” a NYFW veteran said. “She was too scared.”

The show was scheduled for Valentine’s Day and was set to be produced by Navia Vision, a Brooklyn-based production company.

“They were gung-ho . . . but as they got closer, she choked,” the fashion week vet said.

The NYFW vet also stated that Chapman’s brother, Edward, who is the CEO of Marchesa, “doesn’t really have the chops to navigate a boat that’s in that type of water.”

“Marchesa is looking forward to presenting their Fall ’18 collection in an updated format this season,” a spokesperson from Marchesa told The Post.

It didn’t come as a huge surprise that the 41-year-old designer wasn’t ready for the spotlight again. Chapman has barely been spotted since the wave of sexual misconduct allegations against Weinstein. More than 100 women have accused Chapman’s former husband. Chapman has also announced back in October that she and her two sons will be leaving Weinstein.

“My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions,” she told People Magazine. “I have chosen to leave my husband. Caring for my young children is my first priority and I ask the media for privacy at this time.”

Tom Ford to show menswear at New York Fashion Week

Tom Ford will be taking the final spot for menswear in the New York Fashion Week calendar on Feb. 6 with a runway show. It will start at 8 p.m. at the Park Avenue Armory, which will immediately follow Joseph Abboud at 7 p.m.

Although Ford has shown menswear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his menswear collection exclusively at this event. His last New York show was back in September 2017 when he started New York Fashion Week with a women’s show at the Armory. His Spring 2018 menswear line was shown in Milan.

The Council of Fashion Designers of America decided last month to push the dates of the New York Fashion Week Men’s to Feb. 5 through Feb. 7, which then allows the women’s calendar to precede immediately afterward. This new schedule will create one big 10-day calendar.

The addition of Ford to the mix gives the fashion event a boost to the men’s portion, which it desperately needed. So far, the lineups have been filled with emerging labels but not so many established brands. The big names this season will be Raf Simons, Abboud, Perry Ellis and Hugo Boss.

Public School drops out of New York Fashion Week

During the recent changes made to the New York Fashion Week’s official schedule, Public School designers Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow have announced they will skip showcasing their new Fall 2018 collection in February. The designer duo has made the decision to drop out and have already made plans to launch a “new direct-to-consumer concept” this upcoming spring.

This past year, Osborne and Chow have been keeping the entire fashion world full of excitement with their creative and dazzling fashion week. Back in April of 2016, they had a fashion show for Public School collection off-calendar, showing close to menswear and pre-collection schedules in December and June. Public School also combined their men’s and women’s and made a co-ed show for a number of collections.

“The company will focus on refining its own product assortment, delivery cadence and restructuring the organization, including making new hires,” said a spokesperson for the brand in an official statement for Fashionista.

This isn’t the first time Osborne and Chow have thought about new ways to approach fashion weeks as more and more New York brands struggle to find a new way to increase their consumer-facing productions.

New York Fashion Week S/S 15 Street Style Day 1

New York Fashion Week is upon us. Outside of the Lincoln Center, men are looking more FashionMister than usual as they arrived to BCBG and Richard Chai’s shows. Most came dressed in traditional style suits with the added flair of a patterned button up. Others were a little more bold while embracing big splashes of color.

Here are our favorites for day 1.

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