The New York and London fashion weeks are bastions of style that give us a glimpse of what trends we can expect for the coming year. Their catwalks provide us a platform to start planning some killer outfits.
We’ve picked out some of the hottest trends so that you can get a head start on this season’s wardrobe.
New York Fashion Week:
Urban Attitude: Alexander Wang, J. Mendel, and Michael Kors showed off some slouchy separates that were slick and sophisticated. These included utilitarian pieces like jackets and wide-legged slacks that could transition smoothly from the runway to the streets.
Reds and Pinks: Escada, DKNY, and Prabal Gurung were all about pretty pink shades, and bold reds. It’s definitely exciting to see vibrant, solid colors.
Sportswear: Break out your varsity jacket because sportswear inspired pieces are back in. Alexander Wang and Rebecca Taylor bombarded the runway with their transformation of a timeless style.
London Fashion Week:
Geometry: Christopher Kane put geometric shapes and textures into stunning use. Origami-style folds graced his dresses for an interesting effect. Roksanda Ilincic and Jonathan Saunders also brought shapes to the runway, but in a softer, non-monochromatic way.
Matching Layers: Burberry, Temperley, Peter Pilotto, and Giles featured ensembles with multiple matching layers. Burberry championed the matching scarf and coat combo. Peter Pilotto’s designs were masterfully layered without the prints feeling repetitive.
Folksy Fantasy: Earthy colors and textures were seen on the runway, including heavy wools. Burberry models wafted down the catwalk in subdued prints and floating fabrics. There was definitely a free-spirited and folksy theme.
There was one surprising motif that stood out at both the New York and London fashion weeks: sci-fi, and more specifically, Star Wars. Preen debuted a Star Wars collection in London, and Rodarte did the same in New York. Each designer put their own spin on the sci-fi classic.
Preen focused on Darth Vader and emblazoned the iconic mask on silk blouses. The stark contrast between the mask and the often feminine prints of each blouse was eye-popping. Rodarte diversified with prints of Luke Skywalker, the Death Star, Yoda, and more. These prints were featured on maxi skirts and paired with solid color, glittery tops. The Star Wars theme was definitely the “star” of the show.
Which of these trends are you going to rock? Comment and let us know!
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