DUBAI: Models Gigi Hadid and Imaan Hammam returned to New York Fashion Week’s runway following the easing of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions.
Hadid, who is of Palestinian and Dutch descent, on Thursday wowed the audience at Italian luxury fashion house Moschino’s spring/summer 2022 show, almost one year after giving birth to her daughter, Khai, with former One Direction star Zayn Malik.
She closed out the runway, by creative director Jeremy Scott, wearing a colorful gown with cartoon characters printed on it. The star had a baby bottle in her hand which she bit as she walked the fashion show.
The 26-year-old also wore a colorful suit, accessorized with a chunky necklace that had letters dangling from it.
Hammam, who is Egyptian, Moroccan, and Dutch, wore a bright yellow set that had joyful icons of rabbits, cows, elephants, birds, and more.
She also wore a strapless dress, with a thigh-high slit that featured a 3-D design of a bunny around the chest area.
This is the brand’s NYFW debut.
On the opening day of the fashion week, London-based designer Peter Dundas collaborated with online fashion retailer Revolve for a unique launch at the event.
Hammam was among the models that displayed the partnership’s new designs. She wore a black cape, styled as a dress, over a lace body suit. She closed off the show wearing a Greek-inspired golden dress as she walked down the aisle with Dundas and a baby.
Oslo-born Dundas, who was previously at Italian fashion houses Roberto Cavalli and Emilio Pucci, presented 46 ready-to-wear looks that featured slinky dresses, chunky knits, high-waisted shorts, and jackets in black and metallic colors. There were also dabs of hot pink, red, and orange on trouser suits and frocks.
On Wednesday, Hadid walked the runway for the New York-based brand Proenza Schouler. The supermodel wore a floral maxi dress with zip-up vest.
Besides Hadid’s catwalk looks, she also stole the show at the Daily Front Row’s eighth annual Fashion Media Awards.
The trendsetter put on a plunging leather jacket which she paired with an asymmetrical ruffled skirt. She topped off her look with a slick-back hairstyle, safety clip earrings, and an edgy pair of studded heels.
NYFW, which runs until Sept. 12, has seen a return to in-person catwalk shows after 18 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last two seasons, designers turned to digital video releases to present their collections.