New York Fashion Week, there’s nothing quite like it. From the buzz created by multiple iconic designer clothing lines to hot models, celebrity spotting and new trends. It’s an amazing experience.
So, as the event enters its final few days, here’s what we’ve learnt so far…
Rolling back the years
This year, we’ve have noticed that the early ‘90s are alive and well with some undertones of the late ‘80s era lingering. When we say ‘80s and ‘90s, we don’t necessarily mean it in a big teased high hair kind of way, more a loose look that reflects a rock and roll feel.
You’re going to want to dig out your Adidas three-stripe tracksuit bottoms, probably
Alexander Wang announced his surprise collaboration Adidas Originals at his Saturday night show.
Madonna wore the collection as she took her front row pew next to daughter Lourdes while Wang’s cool-girl model army were also attired in the monochrome athletic looks.
The collection, which is comprised of 84 pieces in total, will be available to buy from pop-up trucks around the world next Saturday, 17th September. If you can’t face the queues, you could still use Wang’s offering as an excuse to wear your favourite 3-stripe tracksuit bottoms for something other than watching Netflix again.
Chinos COULD soon replace your jeans
Don’t throw away your skinnies just yet, but there are murmurings that chinos might usurp denim as the trouser to be seen in come next spring. Early signs were in evidence at the Monse show on Friday, as noted by Net-a-Porter’s Vice President of Global Buying, Sarah Rutson.
If you thought couple dressing couldn’t be reinvented, think again
We’ve had Posh and Becks, we’ve had Justin and Britney. But the #coupledressinggoals stakes were raised again by J. Crew’s Jenna Lyons and girlfriend Courtney Crangi who attended the Altuzarra show in topped-and-tailed pyjama suits from J.Crew’s collaboration with Drakes. Note that they even agreed on matching monochrome accessories. Faultless.
The hoodie dress could be a ‘thing’
The humble hoodie has enjoyed a glorious renaissance of late. Its next evolution might be- hold your horses- the hoodie dress. That’s according to DKNY designers Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow anyway, who designed an ultra mini little black hoodie dress which Bella Hadid wore to open their show. Don’t worry too much though, with a t-shirt underneath and a pair of leggings, it could just as easily be your average sweatshirt. Phew.
The Fancy Shirt is probably here to stay
A crisp cotton shirt is always a fashion fail safe, whether you’re on the front row at the shows or at your desk in an office in [insert name of pretty much any town or city here]. But for the street style set, the stakes are inevitably higher, which is they fancy shirt is having a moment. Think pieces in classic shirting materials and colours but created with frills, flounces, extra details and altered proportions. Apt cases in point are the bows, peplums and ties which characterise the shirts by street style favourite labels Storets and Caroline Constas.