Four days down and already we’ve seen killer new fashion trends, statement street style, and important points of view. With more to look forward to this week, here are 5 things we LOVE so far from New York Fashion Week Fall 2017.
1) Designers Get Political
Politics is literally on everyone’s minds and many designers in New York expressed their political and socio-economic opinions through their collections. Christian Siriano sent models with a People are People slogan tees; Prabal Gurung echoed the strength of the feminist movement with The Future Is Female closing look worn by Bella Hadid, and Public School called for better leadership and many models wearing a Make America New York red hats.
2) Tommy Hilfiger Takes Venice Beach
Tommy and Gigi do NYFW via Los Angeles this time, and took over the cool Venice Beach to create a memorable experience. Welcome to Tommyland! Their first collaboration launched during the Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear shows and highlighted the “seven seas” through graphic sweatshirts, jerseys and letterman jackets — this year the looks paid homage to the model-turned-designer’s beach roots. The fall 2017 collection – released online two weeks prior to fashion week – emphasized the ease of festival-wear with one-piece bathing suits paired with oversized denim shirts, patched jeans, and breezy floral maxi dresses. The show proved that runway looks aren’t exclusive to the front row seats at fashion week, can be worn by any babe looking for a beach getaway.
3) Raf Simons’ Debut for Calvin Klein Blows Our Socks Off
When Raf Simons left Christian Dior last year the fashion world was shocked. During his three-year run, Simons pushed the boundaries of the predominantly feminine house, and added a masculine twist on the classic hourglass look with tailored blazers, mini-dresses with lapels, and wide-legged trousers – remember his Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear and Pre-Fall 2015 collections? But leaving the Dior house allowed him to take risks – his debut at Calvin Klein was the most anticipated event of New York Fashion Week, and it true Raf fashion, he delivered perfection. Simons’ oversized trench coats, power-shoulder leather jackets, and colorful slacks were worn by both male and female models proving that gender-inclusiveness is welcome — and embraced with arms wide-open — in the fashion world. The dresses wrapped in cellophane are also our editor’s newest obsession.
4) The Street Style Was Good
As expected, New York Fashion Week started off with a bang – a cold and snowy one. While the city endured an Antarctica-worthy blizzard, show attendees and those who exclusively appeared outside the venues, graced the streets bundled up in style. Statement jackets and graphic purses were a reoccurring trend – notice Leandra Medine’s blush pink fur coat – and gave the frosted city a much-needed dose of color. If you weren’t able to hop on a jet to NYC this week, embrace the trend with some of our favorite bold picks below:
5) LA PERLA
Known for fusing lingerie with street style, La Perla’s creative director Julia Haart changed the houses’ typical runway look by replacing ruffled mini-dresses, lace-adorned slips, and silky skirts with a couture-inspired collection. The designs praised the glamour of lingerie as models strutted down the runway donning lacy bustier rompers and crisp maxi-dresses with peeping bralettes. Kendall Jenner closed the show wearing a captivating number featuring intricate embroidery and a sheer skirt. This season, La Perla showed us that lingerie isn’t only reserved for the bedroom, but can be expanded to high-class ensembles worthy of date-night or a ravishing party.
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