New York Fashion Week Fall 2017


Kate Gerber at Coach

Madeline, Fashion and Style

It’s New York Fashion Week! As I’m writing this (in early September), nearly all of my favorite bloggers, stylists, and of course, designers are in New York soaking up the inspiration. A few hours ago Coach 1941 released their Spring 2018 ready-to-wear collection. It embodied the maximalist trend (this is when the outfits are as extreme and decked-out as possible), which was led by Dolce and Gabbana. Refined leathers, varsity-style jackets, and sequined everything were major parts of the collection. Lively, vibrant illustrations by Keith Haring (the famous 1980s pop art revolutionary and social activist) were also incorporated into graphic tees, sweatshirts, boots and handbags throughout the collection. The set was a life-sized replica of a New York City alleyway with one catch – the surface was covered entirely with silver glitter.

Another striking show came from Alexander Wang. “Wangfest” closed down a street in Brooklyn that quickly turned into a runway. Kaia Gerber opened the show in a draped white mini dress. Other highlights of the show were the striking headbands with bejeweled words, such as party animal, on them. These headbands reminded many viewers of New Year’s Eve attire. Many articles of clothing in Wang’s show featured shirts with ties around the waist – a trend you’ll be sure to see at Zara in the upcoming weeks. The collection was almost all neutral, defined by mostly black charcoals and other shades  in addition to the whites that ruled the runway. At the end of the show, Wang made his famous jog all through the street high fiving people watching the show.

The Fenty X Puma show strayed from the lines of a traditional runway as well – viewers of the show sat around pink sand. The models walked around the sand, and every once in a while, a motorcyclist would jump over the whole arena. The silhouettes were extremely fluorescent and sporty. Slick plastic, buckles, and oversized military pants were repeated many times throughout the show. There was also an abundance of jersey spandex jumpsuits and oversized glasses. At the end of the show, Rihanna came out on on motorcycle and waved to crowd.

After New York Fashion Week, we move on to Paris Fashion week, Milan Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, and finally Seoul Fashion Week. By the time this is published, it will be Seoul Fashion Week – I hope you all will enjoy it!

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