Published on September 16, 2016

New York Fashion Week is no longer an exclusive week for fashion insiders. Thanks to social media, it’s instant inspiration for everyone— and now in some cases, an instant shopping experience. Keep reading to browse photos of our favorite runway and presentation sets to appreciate the artistry behind the fanfare—or influence the design of your own space.

Mansur Gavriel

This brand’s presentations are getting a reputation for being experiences to remember—and we can see why. The purposeful placements of each design, models in bold red dresses, fresh designs, and on-trend color palette explain everything.

Lacoste

Bureau Betak transformed a sterile, white showroom into a tropical paradise (which is making us even more sad summer is officially ending).

Thom Browne

A mastermind of design—and creating shockingly lifelike environments for his shows—Thom Browne’s Spring/Summer ’17 runway show was no different this time around. The set and collection were inspired by the pool, which explains the choice of bold tile.

Ulla Johnson

Our summer cover girl‘s presentation was set to a backdrop of the most beautiful flower and delicate chain metal installations. 

Ralph Lauren

We saw more designers showing outside this season, including a memorable Rebecca Minkoff show (available to shop immediately!) outside her shop in SoHo, and Ralph Lauren’s parade off Fifth Avenue.

Sies Marjan

Who knew the New York Bar Association’s space was so swoon-worthy? We certainly didn’t. 

Adam Lippes

The designer presented his collection from the comfort of his own home off Washington Square Park—and enlisted the help of Putnam & Putnam for stunning floral arrangements. 

Rodarte

We always expect great things in clothing, beauty, and set design from Rodarte. Thankfully, we are rarely (if ever!) disappointed. This season was no exception. Neon lights paired with pretty, feminine florals are a winning combination.

Self-Portrait

The “it brand” hosted their runway in a raw, unfinished space that makes your exposed brick wall look basic.

Rosie Assoulin

The designer created a fake beach with the help of packing peanuts, that are made of recycled, non-toxic, biodegradable materials that dissolve in water and were donated to children’s art and crafts charities throughout the city. Visual impact, meet social impact. 

Tommy Hilfiger

This two-day extravaganza included a runway show Friday night and full carnival (open to the general public) all day Saturday on Pier 16 at the South Street Seaport. There was a 40-foot Ferris wheel, so yeah, you get the picture.

Alice + Olivia

Stacey Bendet’s presentation felt like a true fairytale, as usual. Our favorite from this year, though, was this feminine bed frame complete with a fluffy spread and endless greenery and florals.

Brandon Maxwell

You can’t argue this decadent, reflective, all red and gold interior isn’t visually shocking. 

Carolina Herrera

The elegance and quality of design matched the space at Carolina Herrera. Hosting the show at The Frick Collection, an art museum located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, could not have been a better fit.  

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