We may have now sailed past New York Fashion week and flew through London’s event but, despite the challenges it faced. New York Fashion week hosted plentiful talent, showcased commemorable collections and saw some shockingly super street style.
Micheal Kors – Autumn/ Winter 2018 Ready-to-wear collection – Vogue
Plaid played a prominent part in forming fashion collections for many of New York’s top designers. Micheal Kors used the fabric to add a preppy look to everyday garments with a gorgeous fit, whilst Jonathan Simkhai tailored the tartan in a more unusual sense creating fitted-bodice jumpsuits with off the shoulder sleeves that featured both long, pleated flowing cuffs and puff-ball sleeve heads.
Metallics are a must for Autumn/Winter 2018. From golden finishings to super shine suits, there was no ignoring the sparkling weaves, metallic leathers and glistening decoration across the fashion week.
Tom Ford – Autumn/ Winter 2018 Ready-to-wear collection – Vogue
If you need to invest in anything for the coming cold season some super-sized earrings are the accessory everyone is talking about. The 80s inspired humongous hoops or shoulder-length drops and one or two. There is just one condition – every earing must be massive.
Evening Power Dressing. Suits were styled in every which way down the catwalks but one thing remained consistent: the suits were sexy and super for an evening out. The 1980s proved to be a key influencer for the fall season and this continued into the tailoring, with power dressing suit jackets with large shoulders and fitted waists being prominent.
The New York catwalks seemed to be influenced by Valentine’s day which proceeded it, with an obvious colour pallet of pinks and reds. Elie Tahari proves to be a key example of this with models parading outfits of all red down the catwalk. Dressing head to toe in one colour was another trend to trickle out of the shows.
Victoria Beckham – Autumn/ Winter 2018 Ready-to-wear collection – Vogue
Similarly, a full outfit of animal print proved to be popular in New York with Michael Kors, Tom Ford, and Victoria Beckham being just three designer brands that took the classic leopard print and put a new twist to it for their Autumn/ Winter shows.
House of Holland – Autumn/ Winter 2018 Ready-to-wear collection – Vogue
Fur continued to be a theme in the more literal sense with both fake and real animal skins and furs featuring … but only fractionally. Designers opted for a more subtle approach to the use of fur, with just small panels and finishing using the fabric.
Comfortable and couture styles have been seen to come hand-in-hand through both the catwalk coverage and street style seen from the “week”.
Kelsey Lu Performing – Telfar – Autumn/ Winter 2018 Ready-to-wear collection – Fashionista
Telfar Clemans hit headlines with his choice to emphasise his connections to the music world and host a musical over a runway show. The designer is best known for his unisex neutral designs and popular parties. Musical talents are regularly seen to be wearing his work both on and off the stage. But in the case of the concert, famous musicians: Dev Hynes on keys, Ian Isiah as the bandleader, and Kelela, Oyinda, 070 Shake, and Kelsey Lu on vocals; exhibited the leather, silk and denim designs in red, indigo and cream by Clemans.
Calvin Klien – Autumn/ Winter 2018 Ready-to-wear collection – Vogue
In contrast, Raf Simons chose to show the Calvin Klien collection in the American Stock Exchange area. Fireman-esque jackets were juxtaposed with the delicate patchwork chiffon dresses to form delightful outfit combinations.
Marc Jacobs – Autumn/ Winter 2018 Ready-to-wear collection – Vogue
Marc Jacobs adopted the 80s influence but in the way of couture. The collection was big, bizarre and beautiful, making major statements in the stylish city.
The Row – Autumn/ Winter 2018 Ready-to-wear collection – Vogue
The Row showed their new season’s looks in a catwalk that maneuvered around 13 Isamu Noguchi sculptures. The sculptural surroundings emphasised the classic cool of the monochrome suiting worn over turtle-neck tops.
Alice Mccall – Autumn/ Winter 2018 Ready-to-wear collection – Vogue
Among the new talent tossed into the New York Fashion week world was Alice Mccall. Her feminine focused collection looked at metallic trims and a colour palette dominated by romatisiced reds and golds. Night luxe suiting, showed several times, with short suits with matching over the knee boots. Satin, leather and sheer fabrics aid the florals Mccall is famous for in giving that nightwear influenced look.
Article Written By: Jessica Lewis
Featured Image: Philipp Plein – Autumn/ Winter 2018 Ready-to-wear collection – Huffington Post