Wherever it may be, Fashion Week is my all-time favourite event in the fashion calendar. It would be a dream come true to, one day, sit amongst the famous attendees in the frow, knees crossed, and staring intently in awe at the models and their stunning garments.
New York Fashion Week is entering its official last day and as much as I love finding out the various different trends put on show from the insanely talented fashion designers, it is just as important to see what the fashion week attendees are wearing – this is where I get my street style inspiration from.
I have kept a careful eye on all the magazine coverage of NYFW (because sadly I can’t actually be there in person), however I have rounded up my favourite looks from the week.
Warning: the once highly fashionable puffer jacket trend is coming back with a vengeance. The old-time fashion staple not only looks warm, but is warm – no more being cold in the name of fashion. Diamond stitching is back, more commonly known as the quilt-stitch trend, and has been a statement around many of the fashion week catwalks, from Kanye West, to Chanel.
I have always been a fan of all things leather – leather jackets, leather skirts, leather bags. But this year, fashion is going all out. Leather is everywhere. It was a material found on any item of clothing you could possibly think of (yes, I’m exaggerating, but I’m not far off…) – from trousers, to skirts, to dresses, to tops, to coats and even hoodies for a more casual chic look.
Camel-coloured coats were also popular – a timeless look that never goes out of fashion and always looks fantastic. I have noticed an awful lot of people teaming light coats with white items of clothing – such as a white dress or white skirt (above) – creating a light summery look, perfect for Spring ’17.
Shearling coat’s are a look I stumbled across countless times, particularly in the colour blue which seems to be all the rage right now. Following from my previous post, the denim look, below, highlights so many trends in one: denim, shearling coats and embroidered clothing. The light blue is perfect for the spring and summer months for when the breeze is a little bit nippy in the mornings and evenings.
Long-line coats seem to very much still be in fashion, with a variety of different colours and styles on offer, from bright bold colours such as hot pink – perfect for spring and early summer months – to darker colours such as olive green or blue.
It is evident that plaid prints will be in the forefront of man fashion brands over the next few seasons, particularly for A/W 17, where the masculine androgynous style will take off. The clothing which embraces a mix of feminine and masculine clothing, was seen this week on catwalks from brands such as DKNY and Ralph Lauren.
Fur is becoming more popular, yet again, and I couldn’t be happier. Not only does fur look amazing, but it’s so warm and perfect for A/W 17 and the sub-zero temperatures of the US and UK right now. Leopard print in particular has had a comeback and is on its way to becoming chic and sophisticated like in its previous past say thirty-odd years ago.
It is also important to take note that fishnet tights and slogan quote tees are becoming fashionable, so dig out those tights and raid the charity shops for those ‘old-fashioned’ golden oldies, such as DKNY, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren.
Tip: slogan tops are so easy to create yourselves, without breaking the bank. Grab yourself a cheap tee (think Primark £2-3) and print them yourself – tutorials are so easy to find online.