What to Expect During New York Fashion Week 2017
Posted on January 30 2017
The most popular styles and sexy dress trends for the spring are first introduced during New York Fashion week. Come February 9, and the world will get to enjoy one of the most important fashion events of the year – the New York Fashion Week 2017. This much-awaited event will feature an array of exciting collections, both by the usual big names in fashion design and new, upcoming entrants.
Shows held in September 2016 gave us glimpse into what we can expect the fashion of spring 2017 to look like, but there is certainly more in store. Here are a few things we can expect from the New York Fashion Week 2017 based on the varied shows we followed in September.
Cowboy-inspired Wear By Ralph Lauren
America can never get enough of cowboy-themed trends, and that is exactly what Ralph Lauren had in mind when he showcased his Fall 2016 collection. We expect NYFW 2017 to feature more clothes with this motif, which will blend the right mix of western style with the glamours sex appeal inspired by socialites like Kim Kardashian.
While cowboy-style staples like fringed suede jackets and Buffalo plaids were present, everything had a stylish twist. Western shirts tucked into beautiful sequined skirts were worn on models, and the pieces were tailored to perfection to bring out the best silhouettes. Cowboy-style wearable outfits that flaunts your curves – yes please!
The theme even got carried over into evening wear with satin gowns being paired with a flight jacket in distressed leather and sexy dresses accessorized with harness belts, boots, and the unmissable cowboy hats. Talk about combining traditional western style with new-age clothes! We are eagerly waiting to see more in February.
You can love them or hate them, but florals will always find ways into fashion trends year around. This year during New York Fashion Week 2017, florals will be seen in interesting and wearable ways.
From tiered skirts and voluminous sleeves to ruffled jumpsuits, floral prints made an appearance in several collections. We love this trend because the looks can actually be worn by women everyday. For example, a Carolina Herrera look featured a soft rose and beige high-waisted skirt with matching shoes worn against a plain muted beige top to bring out feminine grace and display head-turning style. If understated elegance is what you prefer, you will find plenty of garden party-themed inspiration from the floral collections this year.
Gabriela Hearst’s Minimalism
Although a newer name in the industry (she launched her label less than two years ago), Gabriela Hearst can in no way be called an amateur or newcomer if one were to go by her work. Her signature style is creative minimalism with a sophisticated touch. She even featured the right blend of feminine and masculine in her recent collections – something that we often seek in our workwear.
This designer celebrates the female form with perfectly tailored pieces like a plaid suit or a dress with pinstripes. The pieces feature a sensual twist that is soft, alluring, and feminine. Her bags are not the only thing to have a long queue of takers this year; her ready-to-wear outfits with ramp-worthy style are something we would love to see more of in the upcoming fashion week.
The Striped Look
Stripes are the one thing you can expect to be big on the ramp at 2017’s New York Fashion Week. As recent collections showcased this pattern in different hues and outfits and we just keep falling in love with the variety. From the usual and subtle black to bright and bold spring colors, stripes will be seen in interesting ways and we expect this trend to stay on throughout the year.
Monse designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia used stripes in a shimmery, striking way in their collection. One dress featured a twin look of two striped fabrics used side by side – perhaps a symbolic display of each designer. The lovely sequin shirtdress by Rosie Assoulin in vibrant colors was a recent standout and we are awaiting stripes in all colors of the rainbow to add vibrancy to the runway (and to gain inspiration from).
Goddess-inspired Glam By Marchesa
Marchesa, the brand known for high-end clothing for women, brought some scintillating looks to the runway recently with its Greek and Roman goddesses-inspired looks. Designers Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman impressed with their spring 2017 collection of glamorous, elegant gowns that paid tribute to the beautiful goddesses.
From layered ball gowns and floor-sweeping goddess gowns to fit-and-flare dresses, midi cocktail frocks, and one-shouldered outfits, the designers showcased their creativity in the most interesting manner.
This best thing about this collection from Marchesa is that it featured shimmery metallics alongside soothing pastels to offer ample variety in hues. The intricate details resembled embroidery on the dresses and were testimony to the sheer effort that went into each piece. We are expecting more in this category during NYFW 2017 and the shop will take cues from these pieces.
Raf Simons' Debut
This may be one of the worst-kept industry secrets of the year, but we are all eager to see what Raf Simons brings to the runway this February. Announced as Calvin Klein’s Chief Creative Officer in August last year, Simons will be debuting on the fashion week with a combined womenswear and menswear show.
This show will give fashion lovers a peek into his vision for the famous brand and his design style. We expect that there will be another addition to the rising trend of dual-gender shows on the catwalk, and we cannot wait to see the fresh take on it. Simons will also be showcasing his eponymous clothing line for men at the New York Fashion Week (Men's) later in the month.
All Things Neon
During the spring fashion show the neon factor was simply unmissable, and if this is a yardstick, things are looking all bright and colorful for the catwalk during NYFW in February 2017. Models sashayed down the ramp wearing vibrant pieces across designers, with names like Jason Wu, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and DKNY dabbling in fluorescent hues in their collections for spring.
Whether it is day wear, night-time fashion, or athleisure – neon was everywhere. We especially loved Delpozo’s organza semi-transparent skirt that offered oversized orange stripes with complimenting smaller stripes in baby pink to add a lovely feminine touch. The white strappy top balanced out the look perfectly. This definitely seems like a trend we regular women can go for. The neon orange also made an appearance in Narciso Rodriguez's collection.
When Kim Kardashian slipped into the unforgettable Band-Aid colored sexy bodycon dress, the color beige/khaki stopped being perceived as something for older or “boring” people. Recent fashionwear shows also celebrated this color in interesting, elegant ways when designers used it in everything from trench coats with a stylish twist to well-tailored jackets.
While Creatures of the Wind and Ulla Johnson gave khaki wear a more feminine, chic touch complete with femme ruffles and nipped waists, Dion Lee transformed the eternal trench silhouette into more contemporary-style belted skirt-pants and jackets with slit shoulders. During the shows in February, we’ll be waiting to take more notes on how to wear the timeless khaki in more creative, chic, and interesting ways.
Charming Range From Michael Kors
Known for its “jet-set luxury” offerings, Michael Kors recently fused optimism in its spring collection with its well-tailored outfits, floral tones, and stylish workwear for those who want to make a statement. '40s-era silhouettes got a modern-day twist with peplum pencil skirts, golf Bermuda and vests, and peak-shouldered dresses meant for daywear. There were even high-waisted bikinis to take us back to the glorious era.
Sophistication, romance, and glamor were combined beautifully in the collection that featured chic layers and workwear for the stylish woman. Pieces like mini-ruffled sleeves on elegant white button downs and sharp, wide collars on shirts to make a statement in the summer were things we loved.
Not everyone may be able to (nor want to) don jet-set luxury outfits and accessories, but there is no saying when inspiration strikes for women to incorporate a bit of the runway look into their regular wear.
Overall New York Fashion Week 2017 is expected to feature everything from traditional, wacky runway staples to see-now, buy-now looks that most designers seem to be happy to present at the shows. We expect the show to bring varying styles that offers a trend for everyone to follow and love.
Of course we are also eagerly awaiting to see what will rule fashion this year post this major event, but if the past is any indication, the one thing to expect from the fashion week is the unexpected.
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