It’s one of our favourite times of the year at the moment. It’s the beginning of the Autumn/Winter Fashion weeks and this week New York kicked things off. Last year we saw the season end with a number of designers experimenting with a “see now, buy now model,” with items available from the runway immediately after (or even during) the show, rather than six months later. An interesting concept and it appears to have carried across to this year with some brands such as Burberry. We take a look at what NYFW has in store for us as well as some of our favourite streetsnaps from the event.
However this concept is said to change the way fashion weeks work, as traditionally the shows highlight the items that will be available to purchase in 5 or 6 months times, however with a buy it now option, this would suggest the garments will be geared towards the time of year they are shown at. For example, people wanting to buy now will presumably be planning their outfit for the summer? Instead of next winter.
Yesterday was the official launch of NYFW, with the most notable designers Rag & Bone and Spanish fashion house Desigual showing their stuff. Today (Friday) will see an always colourful display from New York native Jeremy Scott, while throughout the week we will keep our eyes peeled from some of the biggest names and what they have in store for us. Expect Gigi and Bella Hadid to make appearances (check our other post), and expect many other celebs to be either walking or sitting next to the runways.
Outside of the shows, where the more accessible trends can be seen, it’s clear that many of 2016’s style has carried over. Baseball caps being one of them, which we love. Styling a smart tailored overcoat with a more casual, brightly coloured cap is evidently a nod towards the ever morphing worlds of fashion and streetwear. Two concepts that many now think have been mixed together throughout the apparel industry so much that they are actually now the same thing. Another example of this is sportswear, or more specifically tracksuits. Many high end contemporary brands such a Vetements and Thom Browne as well as Our Legacy are among some brands spotted on fashionistas, in heavy cotton hoodys and matching bottoms.
The final show of day one of New York Fashion Week was capped La Perla. A luxury lingerie designer that started in 1954 Italy by a corset maker. The brand was showing off its very first ready-to-wear collection, a and it was full of naughty debauchery themed playfulness. The catwalk veteran Naomi Campbell opened the event wearing a deep blue trench and a loose dress, and the show reached a dramatic close as Kendall Jenner strutted down the runway wearing a see through glittery dress that tastefully flaunted her features.
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After an exciting couple of days already gone in The Big Apple, we can’t wait to see what the rest of the week has in store. Stay tuned as we recap the week as well as have a look at whats been going on at all of the other major fashion week cities. Including the latest batch of our favourite streetstyle as well as some of the latest trends we can expect to see hit the shops later in the year.