From Rags to Riches: Top Looks Seen at New York Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2024

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Menswear, inverted pleat mini by Luar brand by Raúl Lopez. Striking color block ensemble by Peter Do for Helmut Lang. Princess ready quinceañera ball gown by Rodarte. Men’s corset and trousers, Jackson Wiederhoeft. Elegant magenta column gown by Halston. All images unless noted.

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Shall we dance? Rodarte.

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Wedgwood blue sheath gown by Rodarte.

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Cascades of candy cane ruffles, Rodarte.

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Purple rain of tiers. The Rodarte brand was founded in Los Angeles, California in 2005 by sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy. Their collections are feminine, romantic and always tell a fairytale story.

The anxiously awaited debut collection by Peter Do for Helmut Lang was an undisputed success.

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Helmut Lang.

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Helmut Lang.

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Leather trousers paired with a message. Helmut Lang.

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Color block trousers by Helmut Lang.

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Helmut Lang. The suit of the season.

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Helmut Lang. Three piece print ensemble.

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Smart tonal menswear. Helmut Lang.

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Must-have jumpsuit. Helmut Lang.

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Distinctive women’s ensemble by Helmut Lang.

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Modern, chic and a new classic. The triumph of Peter Do. Helmut Lang.

Watch the entire Spring/Summer 2024 Helmut Lang runway show here.

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Retro 60’s vibe from Nicole Miller.

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Boho lace set. Nicole Miller.

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Sequined mini and Mod boots. Nicole Miller.

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Charming embellished jumper, crisp white blouse and retro heels. Nicole Miller.

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Pailette sequins are mermaid ready. Nicole Miller.

Watch the Spring/Summer 2024 Nicole Miller runway show here.

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Funky, fun and sustainable long before it became popular, Collina Strada.

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Mixing it up. Collina Strada.

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Gender neutral pieces by Collina Strada.

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Panniers! Yes! Collina Strada.

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This popular frog purse coordinates with everything in your closet. Collina Strada.

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Biker meets hiker. Designer Hillary Taymour is a pioneer in the sustainable fashion realm, utilizing up-cycled materials years before it was considered trendy or vital for the health of our planet.

Watch the wild and wacky Collina Strada Spring/Summer 2024 runway show here.

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Understated, lux tailoring by Ashlynn Park.


Sophisticated as well as sexy. The Ashlyn brand translates apparel into poetry.


Ashlynn Park was born in Seoul and practices zero waste sustainable production. She honed her patternmaking skills working with the legendary Yohi Yamamoto. Her masterful construction of each garment displays her expertise in the craft. Ashlyn.

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Baby soft layers in blush pink. Ashlyn.

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Elegant mini peplum blouse perfectly contrasts with a long A-line midi skirt. Ashlyn.


Feminine, deceptively simple and expertly crafted. Ashlyn.

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Wes Gordon for Carolina Herrera. Formal gown with built-in “wow” factor.

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Polo top paired with lace skirt. Sheer is now every-day wear. Carolina Herrera.

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Figure hugging bronze satin gown by Carolina Herrera.


Pretty in pink. 1950’s styled cardigan looks demure with a satin pencil skirt. Carolina Herrera.


Liquid silver. Carolina Herrera.

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Feminine frock by Carolina Herrera.


Watch the entire Carolina Herrera Spring/Summer 2024 runway show here.

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Power dressing by Cate Holstein. Khaite brand.


Dramatic, voluminous blouse paired with leather shorts. Khaite.

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Structured suit trimmed with leather lapels. Khaite.

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One of the top accessories spotted at NYFW, the clasping hands belt by Khaite.

Watch the entire Khaite Spring/Summer 2024 runway show here.

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Ocean blue strapless column dress. Proenza Schouler.

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Paired down cream skirt suit accessorized with belted purse. Proenza Schouler.


Fishnet overlay by Proenza Schouler.

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Sheerest layers of sky blue create an eye catching ensemble. Proenza Schouler.


Delightful abstract clouds of translucent chiffon. Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough for Proenza Schouler.

Watch the entire Proenza Schouler Spring/Summer 2024 runway show here.

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Double breasted tweed blazer coordinated with midi length leather skirt. By Joseph Altuzarra.

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Joseph Altuzarra is renowned for his rich amorphous prints.

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Signature smock top summer dress in sophisticated muted tones. Altuzarra.

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Empire waist sheer mini dress by Altuzarra.

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Shimmering gold cheerleader skirt accented with lace slip, paired with cropped camel jacket. Altuzarra.

Watch the entire Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2024 runway show here.

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Emerging Danish designer Christian Juul Nielsen, founder of the Aknvas brand favors the shorts silhouette we’ve seen on many runways for both men and women.

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Designed and produced in New York City, Aknvas collections “focus on thoughtful, well-designed, and innovative clothing for discerning and dynamic women and men.”

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Aknvas. This amazing fringe dress allows you to bring the party with you.

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Glossy silver ensemble that will eclipse the moon. Aknvas.

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Leather boxer shorts rule the runway. Aknvas.

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Delicate crochet highlights the hand of the artist. This stunning red dress by Aknvas.

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Must-have silver boxers by Aknvas.

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Essential swans kissing bra paired with bubble skirt and blazer. Christian Juul Nielsen is a talented new designer to watch. Aknvas.

Watch the entire Aknvas Spring/Summer 2024 runway show here.


Theatrical and extravagant, designer Jackson Wiederhoeft presented his runway show in three acts on stage.

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Jackson Wiederhoeft three piece ensemble.

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In this Victorian styled corset gown with faux stays you’ll be the drama queen. Jackson Wiederhoeft.

Watch the “Night Terror at the Opera” Full Show, Spring/Summer 2024 by Wiederhoeft.

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A long and elegant silhouette by Naeem Khan.

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Leopard mini. Naeem Khan.

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All out glamour. Soft lavender sarong paired with an embellished twin set. Naeem Khan.

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Alluring silver appliqué adds sparkle to this evening gown. Naeem Khan.

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Extravagant hand beading on a stylish rose-hued mini. Naeem Khan is an international label based in New York. He is known for his ornate and intricately detailed gowns, and for dressing royalty and celebrities around the world.

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Show stopping embellished jacket by Prabal Gurung.

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A princess awash in sunset satins of gold. Prabal Gurung.

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Irregular vertical stripes and bright yellow fringe add to the drama of this gown. Prabal Gurung.

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High voltage pink satin. Prabal Gurung is a master fashion designer of modern luxury. It’s not a surprise he is sought after by celebrities worldwide.

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Gold embroidery makes this sophisticated power jacket stand out. Prabal Gurung.

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Peach chiffon sheer top paired with statement gold earrings by Prabal Gurung.

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Innovative crimson silk becomes a flattering corset. Prabal Gurung.

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We usually end with a bride, but for this NYFW we’ll say goodbye with a vision of a golden goddess. Prabal Gurung.

Enjoy the Prabal Gurung Spring/Summer 2024 runway show here.


Diane Weisbeck

Diane Weisbeck is a native New Yorker. A luxury lifestyle content writer, Diane was a retail buyer for Lord & Taylor’s flagship store, a product design/developer for Saks Fifth Avenue’s corporate office and a Director of Retail for major museums and high end retailers. She assists global luxury brands with their marketing and brand strategies and is also a Fair Trade corporate art consultant.

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