By Austen Tosone
Another NYFW has come and gone, but not without leaving a major impression. Despite the bone-chilling cold, editors, bloggers and fashion-lovers alike braved the freezing weather to catch the new Fall/Winter collections. With celeb collaborations, live performances and packed presentations, this Fashion Week was one for the books. Check out some of the trends that stood out to us so much that we’d like them in our closets immediately.
Trend: Exposed Shoulders
As seen at: Carolina Herrera, Cushnie et Ochs, Gypsy Sport, Milly (pictured), Opening Ceremony
Whether the silhouette was fluttery, sleek, or straight across, shoulders had a huge moment on the New York runways this year. Textures like fur and silk gave different personalities to each look and reframed the silhouette, almost like a Roman bust. This trend is definitely here to stay.
As seen at: Alexander Wang, Christian Siriano, Dion Lee, Prabal Gurung, Rebecca Minkoff (pictured)
This 70’s favorite is back in a big way. Fringe was seen all over the runway whether it was short and subtle at Christian Siriano or long and prominent at Rebecca Minkoff. Whether you incorporate it on a jacket, a bag, or even on your shoes, there’s a way for everyone to rock fringe this fall.
Trend: Logo Reinvention
As seen at: Baja East (pictured), DKNY, Fenty x Puma by Rihanna, Libertine, Marc Jacobs
Image is everything, but this season designers took classic logos in a totally different direction. Baja East made their logo a subtle design element, Marc Jacobs redesigned NYU sweatshirts and Rihanna injected some serious cool into Fenty x Puma with her NYFW debut. These new signature stamps are going to be Instagrammed by everyone, and we mean everyone.
Trend: Pattern Play
As seen at: Altuzarra (pictured), Calvin Klein, Diane Von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs, Tanya Taylor
Mixing patterns is always a way to make a daring statement. Altuzarra kept it cool and monochrome while Tanya Taylor’s vibrant prints contrasted more noticeably. Patterns don’t just vary among separates, but they create almost a patchwork effect for individual pieces. Take a chance on these no-fail prints to amp up an otherwise ordinary outfit.
As seen at: Alexander Wang (pictured), Creatures of the Wind, Maiyet, Milly, Prabal Gurung
This season, there was still a ton of lace and leather but the materials have been re-worked in favor of a more wearable style. Details like sheer panels and plunging necklines appeared at well-loved labels like Creatures of the Wind and Maiyet in order to celebrate the sex-appeal of lingerie while keeping it in check with reality.
All photographs from The New York Times.