The New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 got the show on the road for a tantalizing, month-long fashion fest that’s yet to unfold on catwalks in different parts of the world – but we’re already excited about what we’re going to be wearing next summer (#blessed)! Though designers like Tommy Hilfiger and Alexander Wang played by the ‘instant buy’ model this year, so we’re also covered for fall, it never hurts to start planning your wardrobe early for next year, does it?
Except, just eating up the shows whole on your multiple feeds can get a bit confusing – I mean, are we still doing ruffles or are we not? So we decided to chew on it a bit and draw up all the trends you’ll actually be wearing now and when sweater weather is officially over. Try not to drool!
1/10 NEUTRALS & MONOTONES
Looks like the favourite hues of the modern times aren’t going anywhere. Area, Vera Wang, Yeezy, Sally Lapointe, Kith, Proenza Schouler, Jonathan Simkhai, Hood by Air, M.Martin, Öhlin/D, and of course, Yeezy with the olives and earth tones presented collections that didn’t just use neutrals as a canvas – they were the stars of the show.
2/10 PRETTY PASTELS
It was easy to see that everyone seemed to be into the power of pastels in all shades of the chart – whether Prabal Gurung’s tones of yellow from lemon to canary, Charles Youssef’s annual Pantone shades of pink and blue, or Sies Marjan’s more vibrant iteration, looks like pastels are here to stay a while.
3/10 DECONSTRUCTED SHIRTS
The humble shirt is in the spotlight suddenly, thanks to Monse (the newish brand whose designers have just been appointed at Oscar de la Renta) who started off with easy poplin shirts for spring but ventured into cutting them up and refurbishing them for the show. Then there was Wang’s fresh take on shirting: spliced shirtdresseses and micro mini skirts cut from shirttails. Carolina Herrera also played around with shirtdresses.
4/10 RUFFLES & MORE
So looks like we still are doing ruffles then: Rodarte’s romantic billowy ones, Fifties’ cherries and embroidered pineapples at Altuzarra, Jonathan Saunders for DVF, Marchesa, and Prabal Gurung’s below-the-knee grazing skirts.
5/10 FLORAL EMBELLISHMENTS
If you haven’t taken a few minutes of your life to admire Tanya Taylor’s best collection yet –with glorious amounts of ruffles, tassels, fringe, embroidery, sequins, and best of all, abstract floral embellishments – you’re missing out. Jason Wu, Phillip Lim and Öhlin/D also dressed up their clothes with blossom-y textures.
6/10 SILK & SATIN
If you ask a keen eye, this is probably the trend currently topping the charts right now: satin, silk and all their manifestations. Charles Youssef, Marissa Webb, Hellessy, Creatures of Comfort, Monse, Cushie Et Ochs, Victoria Beckham, Sies Marjan, Tome – all of them willing victims of the luxe fabrics.
As generic as stripes sound, they haven’t been around in a while, so it’s nice to see them back in action. From Kaelen’s thickly striped monotone jumpsuit, to Monse’s striped, sequinned assymetrical skirts, the style was seen more than once: at Brock Collection, Frame, Pyer Moss, Victoria Beckham, and Proenza Schouler.
8/10 STATEMENT SLEEVES
Will you just look at those dramatic sleeves enough to carry an entire outfit to stardom? Prabal Gurung, Delpozo, Brandon Maxwell, DKNY, The Blonds, Rachel Comy – they all know the charm of a melodramatic sleeve.
Call it the advent of the Kardshian/Jenners or plain fall, but outerwear is having its time in the sun in a big way – the oversized, super laidback versions, especially. Creatures of the Wind, Nomia, Misha Collection, Sally Lapointe, Coach, DKNY, Hood by Air, Yeezy, and of course, Tommy Hilfiger’s cool as hell bombers and oversized jackets that speak of American spirit are all cashing in.
We agree shoe trends are another story altogether, but can we please count one style in? Mules have been vying for our attention for a while now. Prabal Gurung, Opening Ceremony, Phillip Lim, Rag and Bone, Tibi, Sies Marjan, Yeezy – the slip-on was seen taking all shapes and sizes on the runways, and we’re already having visions about the ones with broader heels becoming a street hit very soon.