Noticeably absent from this year's NYFW line-up will be the likes of Altuzarra, Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, and Thom Browne, all of whom are heading to Paris to show their collections but despite the mass designer exodus, two celebrity brands will remain in the states and no doubt pull focus from the fashion crowd, Rihanna's Fenty By Puma and Kanye West's label, Yeezy.
West's Adidas-backed collection is no stranger to controversy, having received a mixture of rave critical reviews and negative international press since launch, especially for his Season Four show which had models fainting from exhaustion after standing in the heat for hours on Roosevelt Island.
Naomi Campbell models for Yeezy Season Three
Previously showing outside the official schedule, the rapper's rebellion didn't deter the crowds as hundreds of people tried to gain entry to his Season Four spectacle and Season Three show at Madison Square Garden, which doubled as a listening party for his new album. His last presentation was a more subdued affair at Pier 59 Studios, focusing on the quality of clothes rather than the circus surrounding the event and as such, the father-of-two won back favour with the international sartorial press.
No word yet as to what West has in store for Season Six but, if his recent trademark filing for a beauty line is anything to go by, we might be seeing the first glimpse of his much-hyped make-up collection too.