New York Fashion Week has come and gone, but the past week of runway shows provided plenty of highlights. 

For one, the week served as a bit of a return to normalcy for many designers who hosted in-person presentations following the virtual showings that took place during the height of the pandemic. It’s clear that many designers took full advantage of this too. Who Decides War hosted its inaugural NYFW presentation at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and models walked a runway surrounded by jets and helicopters. Telfar Clemens revealed new items like duffel bags by hosting a staged press conference that also announced the launch of Telfar TV—the label’s own television channel. After an impressive digital presentation last year, Tombogo made its in-person NYFW debut on a rooftop lined with greenery and had models navigate the runway on segways. 

It was apparent that many designers couldn’t wait to flex their creativity and get back to the semi-regular scheduled programming of fashion week. While huge names like Louis Vuitton or Gucci headline fashion weeks in Paris or Milan, and are absent from the stateside schedule, New York Fashion Week impresses us with its eclectic mix of young and upcoming designers that provide a small glance at the future of fashion.

With NYFW officially in the books, we decided to highlight some of our favorite shows from the past week. Check out our thoughts on some of the standout presentations from New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2022 below.