The glitz, glitter, and excitement typical of New York Fashion Week are not the only reasons why we love it. The flurry of designs, fabrics, styles, and colors is so rich and diverse that there’s always something to inspire everyone, no matter how different their tastes are. New York Fashion Week never ceases to remind us that we should love who we are.
Here are some of the key trends spotted by experts and conveyed by us at New York Fashion Week.
The Color Purple
Move over, millennial pink - at least as far as clothing and accessories are concerned. This year, pink is relegated to marketing campaigns, replaced by purple in wardrobes across the globe. The shades of purple come in an endless array of hues, from deep eggplant to lavender; the choice is yours.
Gorgeous gowns with this attention-grabbing tinge ruled the runways at NYFW, but silver wasn’t the only metallic shade. Metallic gold came in a close second, and metallic bronze had a strong presence too. What’s more, the hue is not limited to fabrics. We noticed that the models’ hair reflected the trend too.
Metallic hair colors will be in this winter. When in doubt, opt for cool silver or icy platinum. If you’re a more laid-back type, copper and golden shades would be better options.
A number of designers, including Tom Ford and Brandon Maxwell, featured single-color head-to-toe looks with a twist - each piece had a slightly different hue. For example, there were full-body outfits in different shades of pink or purple. This will work for any color – you can mix shades of ash brown, chestnut brown, and golden brown in your attire or on your hair. On that note, platinum and ash blond shades will have a very balanced effect with golden blond shades.
Off-Shoulder and One-Shoulder
This year, we witnessed the best of both worlds – a combination between one-shoulder necklines and off-the-shoulder silhouettes. Carolina Hererra showcased the perfect party dress – comfy, asymmetrical, with an off-shoulder silhouette, appearing neat and ruffled at the same time. However, that isn’t to say sleekness is out. Sleek, minimal, modernist suits were often seen on runways. Even shoulder pads seem to be back – we glimpsed some really neat padded space suits.
NewYorkDress Reflects the Trends
It’s only natural that NewYorkDress would be the first to pick up on the trends of New York Fashion Week, both in terms of color and style. Tarik Ediz is one of the most prominent designers to be featured in NYD’s collections, the highlight being a silvery diamond, beaded waist, crisscross back evening gown that won’t leave anyone indifferent. The gorgeous evening gown has a plunging V neckline with a crisscross-beaded open back and sheer inset. The A-line skirt flows down from a beaded belt around the waist. The glittery hue puts the final touch on the lustrous look.
Be trendy and look dazzling in an asymmetrical ruched detail evening gown by Terani, whose collections are among NYD’s most popular ones. Some of the latest models have asymmetrical necklines with a unilateral band. Texture is created by ruching at the fitted bodice. This design comes together at the waist and the soft, tender skirt glides down to the ground with a slit at one side.
Florals & A-Line Dresses
NYD is proud to offer collections by Jovani, the centerpiece of which is the “Roses Detail” evening gown. Beware – this is not one for ladies who shy away from the spotlight. The gown has heart-shaped delicate straps and a tight-fitting bodice and is covered with opulent embroidered roses in different shades of purple. It’s nipped at the waist. The characteristic A-line skirt finishes with a full-length hem.
Posh and Sultry
NYD sells a lot of designer gowns with an optimal price to quality ratio, and Lara’s delightful evening pieces are among them. A typical dress features a structured, sleeveless bodice with a sensual plunging neckline held together by a see-through inset. Delicate tonal appliqués accentuate curves. The flaring, yet contoured skirt brushes the floor dramatically, while the lacy layers create luxuriant, dimensional depth.