Victoria Beckham was right when she said this is not the time for ‘show pieces’. Together with other designers showing at NYFW, she preferred to create practical clothes for powerful women. The political message came in a more subtle tone, presenting fashion that embodies the modern woman, one that’s not about to tolerate a setback for the entire gender.
As tradition goes, New York focused in a black & white palette with the exception of two or three statement pieces in each collection. Those came in bold primary colours: yellow, blue, red and green. Actually, only a handful of designers presented a collection without one bright yellow outfit.
In a less tumultuous time, I would’ve said this trend is ‘Borrowed from the Boys’ but this seems meaningless now. Women came a long way since the 80’s ‘power suit’ and a relaxed tailored suit shouldn’t mean they’re adopting a more masculine wardrobe. I’ll just say: The Suit is back and it comes in a looser fit and in three pieces. So, dust off the old vests and update your work ensemble.
If you live in London, you’re probably tired of hearing how amazing the Scandinavians and they’re hygge-way-of-life are. However, New York designer are still betting on this trend and ultimate comfort in cream and ivory will remain strong for next winter.
This season marked as the official debut for Raf Simmons as Calvin Klein new Creative Director. As expected, the collection explored CK’s legacy and it’s powerful denim pieces. New York fashion is all about practicality and the ‘denim on denim’ style couldn’t be more on point. The combination was also made an appearance on Kanye West’s new collection and the Olsen twin’s The Row.
New York is not a place for statement accessories. Footwear-wise, next winter will see the comeback of the colourful ankle boots. Also, be sure to invest in a pair of loose fitting long boots for the new season.