New York Fashion Week has just finished, and we’ve barely caught our breath! Designers previewed their Spring/Summer 2019 ranges, and we had a sneak peek into what we’ll be wearing during next year’s sunny months. Let’s take a look at what was hot at NYFW!
The Key Shows of NYFW 2018
Ralph Lauren’s 50th anniversary show was a star-studded event, attended by Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Kanye West, Hillary Clinton, Steven Spielberg, and Oprah Winfrey, amongst countless other distinguished guests. Huge screens displayed the best of Ralph Lauren’s previous shows, while the runway for 2018 mixed high fashion with the iconic preppy style that has become the mainstay of his Polo brand.
Over at Tom Ford’s show, the runway was dominated by form-fitting silhouettes in neutral colours, with pops of fringing, sparkle, and animal print. Jeremy Scott’s show went in a completely different direction, with its eye-popping neon palette, futuristic knee-length boots, and themes of resistance and activism.
The recent passing of Kate Spade loomed heavily on the brand’s show, but new creative director Nicola Glass took the opportunity to pay homage to Spade’s legacy of elegance. Bright patterns, delicate florals, and sophisticated lines dominated, simultaneously giving a nod to the brand’s past whilst looking to the future with fresh hope.
Speaking of enduring legacies, NYFW welcomed many of the its leading models from the 1990s and early 2000s, including Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Lara Stone, Christie Brinkley, and Carolyn Murphy. Fashion fans rejoiced at the return of familiar faces to New York at this, one of the largest events of this type in the world!
The Looks We Loved at NYFW 2018
Michael Kors opted for a tropical theme for his runway show; the bright colours, distinct patterns, clashing prints, and surfing imagery gave a delightful nod to the late 1990s.
Anna Sui’s runway collection included gorgeous dresses with metallic materials, crushed velvet, and hints of sparkle. Although the focus was spring/summer, these looks would be perfectly suited to autumn/winter.
We adored Proenza Schouler’s oversized dresses and androgynous shirt and trouser combinations. It was also great to see acid-washed denim make its glorious return!
Mara Hoffman’s prominent shoulder pads evoked memories of 1980s power suits while simple fitted trousers and oversized blazers provided softer silhouettes.
Brandon Maxwell’s luxe evening wear was absolutely stunning; we especially adored their gorgeous flowing pleated high-neck dress.
What’s Trending in Spring/Summer 2019?
Mara Hoffman is onto something with the elaborate shoulder pads! Power suits are set to return in spring/summer 2019, with blazers taking the focus. The bigger, the better!
All in white
As winter gives way to the warmer months, get ready to bring out crisp white fabrics. The iconic summer colour is due a revival, and it’s set to top the colour palette in 2019.
As well as power suits, androgyny is threaded throughout spring/summer 2019 fashion. Think tuxedo jackets, tapered trousers, and blurring the lines of gender expression.
Acid wash and tiedye
Proenza Schouler’s show had a heavy focus on DIY dyes, and it’s set to make a comeback across spring/summer fashion in 2019.
Rose gold has had its moment; now it’s time for the return of the OG. From accessories to metallic dresses, gold is officially back!
With all the inspiration at New York Fashion Week 2018, keep an eye out on the latest high-street fashion and see which trends you can spot!
Now you tell me: What's your favorite trend for this season?
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