Designer Kenneth Cole made his presentation for spring 2014 at his studio on West 50th Street while Monique Lhuillier stayed with tradition under the tents at Fashion Week.
Cole's clothes were streamed instantly on Vine, Instagram, and Facebook. He says he believes in going directly to the consumer.
"What we're doing is we're going to the consumer on their terms, speaking to them in the language they speak and the platform where they exist and speaking to them about what compels them," says Cole.
Cole says he takes inspiration from the city where he lives.
"It's a new form of urban, it's an involved urban aesthetic, it's still clean, refined, tailored clothes but now we inject what we call 80's Harlem chic and it's infusions of color and texture and leisure-wear elements and street-wear elements married to sportswear elements," he says.
Meanwhile, Monique Lhuillier's show over at Lincoln Center truly flowed.
"I want my woman this season to feel very confident, beautiful," says Lhuillier.
Come spring 2014, the designer says it's all about easy elegance and being relaxed.
"There's an ease that you'll see running throughout the collection, from the beginning pieces to the evening gowns and separates, they're a little more relaxed this season and not so structured," says Lhuillier. "The shoes are in these beautiful caged suedes, they're more architectural with their inspiration and in these beautiful bold colors."