NYFW – The Trends

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.

 

Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta

 

Victoria Beckham, Tome and Proenza Schouler

Victoria Beckham, Tome and Proenza Schouler

 

Calvin Klein, Prabal Gurung and Tibi

Calvin Klein, Prabal Gurung and Tibi

 

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.

Victoria Beckham, The Row and Calvin Klein

The Power Suit – Victoria Beckham, The Row and Calvin Klein

 

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.

 

Scandinavian Comfort - Prabal Gurung, Elizabeth and James and Adam Lippes

Scandinavian Comfort – Prabal Gurung, Elizabeth and James and Adam Lippes

 

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.

 

Denim On Denim - Yeezy, The Row and Calvin Klein

Denim On Denim – Yeezy, The Row and Calvin Klein

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.

 

Tibi, DvF, Victoria Beckham and Yeezy

Tibi, DvF, Victoria Beckham and Yeezy

 

 

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