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New York Fashion Week SS18 Trends


Another season concluded Wednesday in a concoction of clashing colour, sophisticated transparency, and feminine athleticism. Here, we take an initial examination of the trends that transpired amid the New York Fashion Week catwalks… 

ny ss18 katie trendsCLASHING COLOURS 

New York designers were no shy and retiring wallflowers for spring/summer 2018. As we look forward to the season ahead, a rainbow riot showered the collections, injecting vibrancy and bravery into an amalgam of stylish deliveries that set the tone for what’s to come. 

The intoxicating blend of red and hot pink was the ‘it’ combination at Tom Ford; orange and green gleamed amongst other psychedelic delights at Marc Jacobs, whilst Depolzo, Spain’s luxury pret-a-couture label, illustrated green, pale pink and bright yellow shades. The latter colour radiated as statements amid Carolina Herrera and not forgetting Ralph Lauren that appeared in tulle and was styled with a black biker jacket. 


Transparent fashion needn’t be indicative of sultry and bad taste. For Spring/Summer 2018 designers channeled the tantalizing trend in a romantic manner, outfitted in delicate, soft and diaphanous materials. An ethereal delicacy arose amid an array of draping and overlaying methods, echoing a sophisticated take on the trend. 

Jason Wu literally wooed in a dreamy, floor-length gown with haphazard paneling across the bodice; Victoria Beckham layered an extra-long shirt-dress under a baby pink chiffon midi skirt and Prabal Gurung showcased the look with revealing elements ”“ bare breasts and high-waist briefs. 


With streetwear and Sportif monopolising the catwalks for a number of seasons now, the trend has looked towards a more feminine approach for Spring/Summer 2018. New York designers sported drawstring details to a variety of waists, hems, and necklines that were seen on day dresses, evening outerwears, and cocktail attires. 

Ulla Johnson idyllically blended an utterly romantic, tulle dress with drawstring hood detailing, which was enough to entice any woman into the world of athletic dressing. Calvin Klein’s baby blue anorak resembled a cool girl caped-dress and Jason Wu’s drawstring accents adorned a peek-a-boo, polka-dot gown.

Words by Katie Farley

(Images from clockwise from top left: Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Victoria Beckham, Ulla Johnson, Jason Wu and Prabal Gurung.)


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