My favourite thing to do each season is scour through the fashion week photos on ELLE and spot all the newest trends for the coming season. First up was NYFW.
I picked out several designers to base my predictions from: Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham, Theyskens Theory, Prabal Gurung, Marc Jacobs, Helmut Lang and BCBGMaxazria.
Here are the trends that I picked up on:
- Masculine/Feminine Juxtaposition
- Gladiator Sandals/Ankle Straps
- Drop Waists
- Hipster – baring midriff
- Mix of textures
- Wide stripe print
- Grey, Orange, White and Black
- Eastern silk florals
- Sportswear hints
- Scallop print and cut
The mood overall took me back to the late 90’s/early 00’s. And if that’s the case, it’s one of the quickest turn arounds in terms of regurgitating past decade trends. There’s the continuing debate on what is vintage, but the 00’s definitely isn’t. However, I for one am very happy that the minimal trend is back.
The feel was stripped back and effortless. Tailoring played a key part in the designer collections, boxy jackets, soft tailored trousers, sometimes worn over skirts – seen at Diane Von Furstenburg. There was a hint of 60’s – very apparent at Marc Jacobs, and a hint of sportswear, also very apparent at Helmut Lang. Splashes of leather, were outset on a gorgeous muted colour palette. Flashes of midriff skin were on show, with the new waistline dropping to the hip. The focus was on the cut of the clothing, layering of light textures and tailoring. I’m very excited for the new season, this is the best I’ve seen in a while…
I can see high street retailers translating this very well, especially the likes of COS, Reiss and Zara.
Hair was very relaxed – work that just got out of bed look, and draw in those eyebrows. A fierce set of eyebrows is key.
My favourite collection so far is BCBGMAXAZRIA. It was a tough call between that and Helmut Lang. And I am also very impressed with how far Victoria Beckham has progressed – a great collection. BCBGMAXAZRIA is just a perfect composition of feminine and masculine, using leather detail combined with lace in a perfect palette of brilliant white, orange, muted soft grey and black.
Here are some images so you can see exactly what I mean. I dare you not to fall in love with it…
^^^Apparently Anna Dello Russo has already ordered a pair of the knee-highs^^^
I’m looking forward to seeing the last of the NYFW collections, and then it’s on to LFW…