Every fashion month I end up isolating myself from everything to make sure I don’t miss anything at the shows in NY, London, Milan and Paris. My social and school life suffer, but all in the name of fashion. As London Fashion Week is just wrapping up, I thought I would share my favourite trends I saw on and off the runways in New York and London, as a sort of mid fashion month round up.
This NYFW was maybe my favourite ever. Could be because I found new bloggers to follow, because I am more in love with the city than ever, or because Raf Simons for Calvin Klein was perfection, but the shows seemed more compelling and innovative.
My most favourite trend this season was statements. Whether on a t-shirt like at Prabal Gurung – who’s finale gave me chills – to the white bandana spotted across street style photos, everyone was using fashion to tell a story.
Another way statements were being made at fashion week was with diversity in the shows. This has been a hot topic for so long, and something I believe in strongly. It was so refreshing to see older women, plus-size models, and lots more women of colour on the runways. J Crew used everyday people to model their collection, while runway presentations featured more diversity than I have ever seen. A change is coming, people!
A big trend in colour this season is shades of pink and red – very appropriate considering Valentine’s Day fell during NYFW this year. Sometimes together, sometimes just a pop, this combination is fire. As soon as I saw Danielle Bernstein of WeWoreWhat wearing a monochromatic red look for the shows, I knew I was going to love this look. Designers from Zadig & Voltaire to Oscar de la Renta had versions of this trend on the runway, and I cannot wait to get some red and pink into my closet.
A trend I have noticed across both New York and London’s Fashion Weeks is a myriad of textures. From the beginning of NYFW with the yellow faux fur Calvin Klein jacket encased in plastic that everyone went bonkers over, to London’s Burberry show covered in pearls, texture is a major key for Fall/Winter 2017. My favourite way to wear texture is a jumble of fabrics, like wearing silky fabric with faux fur, or cable-knit with shiny PVC. Get cozy!
It is clear to see this season that Londoner’s are all about the prints. There are lots of floral print for fall (Make Miranda Priestly proud), plaid, and even prints from Disney’s Fantasia at Mary Katrantzou. I have to say, I think I need one of the velvet suits from that collection…
The last of my favourite trends from London is shine and sequins as seen at Topshop, Christopher Kane, and Temperly of London. Ain’t nothing wrong with a little daytime sparkle. Now how do I incorporate this into my school wardrobe…
I hope this has been an interesting post (it’s mostly just my favourite trends, we’ll leave the forecasting to the pros) and stay tuned for my coverage of Milan and Paris!
@arizona_muse closing the Winter 2017 #PaintedDreams show. Pre-order the collection straight from the runway, link in bio. #temperleylondon #LFW #winter17 Styled by @carolineissa, with thanks to @incaevent @moroccanoil @antonioccalero @maybelline @thevalgarland @essiepolish @mimixumusic 📷 by @ameliaallenphotography
Featured image by Aimee Song.