New York Fashion Week: Top 10 trends to try now
Fashion runways in London might be already on a roll, but we are still hungover on all that NYFW (New York Fashion Week) had on offer. The recently concluded fashion showcase, which kicked off on February 9, gave us a lot of fashion fodder and trend takeaways for fall/winter 2017. And, apart from all the sartorial inspiration, the inclusive runway encouraged social conversations and made more than just style noise.
Here are our top ten picks:
1. THE NEW-AGE POWERSUIT
Labels Altuzarra, VFILES, Victoria Beckham and Malan Breton showcased many variations of the powersuit.
The demarcation between womenswear and menswear gets blurrier by the day. Gender-fluidity on the runway has been trending for a few seasons now and New York was no exception. From structured and sharply cut to mono-toned layering for the fall, the powersuit made a big impact.
2. SHIFTING SHAPES
Shifting shapes at Thom Browne, Alexander Wang, Creatures of Comfort and Pyer Moss. (AFP & REUTERS)
The shape clutter is being broken. For autumn, the silhouettes are anti-fit and anti-norm. The exaggerated shapes, large collars and hanging sleeves are on-trend, bringing back the statement 'boyfriend jacket,' oversized capes and size-easy toppers.
3. FUR FORWARD
Creations by Zero + Maria Cornejo, Michael Kors and Jeremy Scott. (AFP & REUTERS)
From Jeremy Scott to Michael Kors - lush plume-encrusted and fur-forward overcoats, capes and capelets made a lot of runway noise. They also made for the perfect topper for a layered look.
4. LEATHER WEATHER
Leather legs were in trend at La Perla and Alexander Wang. (AFP & REUTERS)
If fur refuses to budge from the winter style charts, so does leather. Leather leggings made their way on to the runway in New York, especially paired with minimal monochromatic looks. Cash into your pair for the next season, ladies.
5. ON THE HEELS OF QUIRK
Footwear-forward at Marc Jacobs, Thom Browne, The Blonds and Tory Burch. (AFP & REUTERS)
Thigh-high boots might have been all over the fashion radar in 2016, but in New York, the statement heel got re-defined. While Marc Jacobs went for chunky platforms for his show, we saw ice-skating inspired heels at Thom Browne.
6. NECK UP IN STYLE
Turtlenecks at Tory Burch, Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors and Monse and Oscar de la Renta. (AFP & REUTERS)
Turtlenecks saw a big revival last season, and for fall/winter 2017, the statement is stronger. Runways across New York saw many variations of the high-neck and it's safe to stay that the style is here to stay.
7. INCLUSIVE RUNWAYS
Model Winnie Harlow, who suffers from vitiligo, walked for Marc Jacobs, while Madeline Stuart, who suffers from Down's Syndrome, debuted her collection at NYFW.
It's good my shirt says it all, because I am still speechless. Honored and proud to have been a part of lights nights powerful @prabalgurung show. Together we are strong. Together we will change the world! It was at this exact moment I said in my head "Go on, lift your head higher girl." #prabalgurung #NYFW #thefutureisfemale #Repost @fashion_week ・・・ @CandiceHuffine of @IMGmodels led the charge of empowering statement t-shirts that closed out the @prabalgurung show. | 📷: @gettyimages #nyfw #FashionWeek
Runways go way beyond just trends. The same was proved at NYFW with designers showcasing collections that included an element of social and political consciousness. While Nepalese designer Prabal Gurung had statement-making tees take over his ramp which also saw plus-size models, Australian designer and model Madeline Stuart, who suffers from Down's Syndrome, debuted her collection at the fashion week.
8. THE INDIAN TOUCH
Model Bhumika Arora and actors Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra made a statement at NYFW. (REUTERS. AFP, INSTAGRAM/ SIRJOHN)
India also made its presence felt in New York. While Deepika Padukone made her way to the shows by Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors, Priyanka Chopra went on to cheer Marc Jacobs. We also spotted model Bhumika Arora sashaying down the runway like a boss in New York.
9. THE VELVET TOUCH
Designs by Tadashi Shoji and Marc Jacobs. (AFP)
Your autumn will have the velvet sheen impact. Designers continued to champion luxe velvet sheen in their collections. From fall coats to jumpsuits - many gave a big shout out to the trend.
10. THE FRONT ROWERS
Anna Wintour, Blake Likely, model Jourdan Dunn and Diane Kruger at NYFW. (AFP and REUTERS.)
You can't expect New York to not give us a big helping of celebrity front rows. From momma fashion Anna Wintour to singer Katy Perry and actors Diane Kruger and Blake Lively, Hollywood stars and industry biggies made their presence felt.