The Fashion Fix – New York Trends
The first leg of the fashion week circuit has drawn to a dramatic close in New York and before we turn our attention to our home turf in London, let’s spotlight the standout style trends that the Big Apple had to offer…
A trend frequently associated the with the razzle-dazzle of Haute Couture, a fabulous festoon of feathers fluttered their way down the catwalks of New York for AW19.
Feathers were paraded in an array of fluorescent hues on dresses and skirts at Christian Cowan; red carpet silhouettes adorned full-bodied numbers at Oscar de la Renta and models that resembled birds of pray appeared at Marc Jacobs.
Traditional tailoring has undergone a luxe revamp for AW19, courtesy of the many uses of sumptuous fabrications and glossy finishings.
Designers taught us how tailoring needn’t be stuffy and serious with the likes of Tom Ford, Coach 1941, Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors collectively donning sparkles, satins, velvets, and a playful twist on plaid patterns onto suits that gave them a fresh look for the coming season.
Many memorable moments have occurred during the New York collections, one being the glittering vision of Bella Hadid in a goddess metallic gown at Ralph Lauren.
Swathes of industrial-esque sequins lit up the catwalk at Badgley Mischka, whilst 70’s patchwork coats and flapper-like dresses in silver and bronze tones imbued a nostalgic zeitgeist at Michael Kors.
Usually identified as a spring trend, vintage florals are set to be a blooming look for AW19 according to the designers of New York.
Contrary to the spring versions of this season, the upcoming floral trend has adopted another fresh reimage in the form of vintage appeal. Prabal Gurung channelled his love of wallpaper styles onto autumn dresses; Carolina Herrera painted her mini dresses with retro poop-art blooms and Anna Sui prevailed more intricate patterns.
Check in next week for more trends, news and views xoxo, Katie.
By Katie Farley