#RUNWAY RECAP : NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
New York is always the first of the “Big 4” cities to showcase designer’s collection biannually during fashion month, followed by London, Milan, and finally Paris. Being the only North American city to have an official fashion week, New York always distinguishes itself from it’s European sisters in an almost stereotypical - yet accurate - way. And there’s no denying that this year’s NYFW was a clear example of just that.
Tom Ford kicked off the week with his Fall 2019 Ready To Wear runway and set the tone for what was to come. The trends we spotted in his runway were recurring in every designer’s collection. Here are some of those highlights and the ways in which every trend could be worn this coming Fall.
If there is a color of the season, it surely is black. And that makes me very, very happy. The colour was prominent in every high profile designer's’ collection, and to my surprise, even made an appearance in Christian Siriano’s Fall 2019 RTW collection. Siriano, who is known for his use of flamboyant colours and fabrics, showed us a darker side of himself this season, sending models down the runway wearing elegant dark pin-striped pantsuits as well as edgier gowns than we’ve ever seen before.
Though black was the most important colour of the season, we also saw dark greens, burgundy and different shades of grey.
Funny enough, the second most popular colour we saw down the runway this past NYFW was white. And mostly, worn in combination with black (of course). Though the fashion world has for a long time “banned” wearing white passed labor day, the colour seems to be all the rage this coming fall. Different designers - such as Dione Lee, Shaina Mote, and Brandon Maxwell - lightened up their collections with white garments. If one thing is for sure, it’s that fall 2019 is all about breaking the rules we’ve been taught about what colours and fabrics to wear in autumn.
Victorian Style Sleeves
This trend was incredibly popular all summer ( especially on Instagram ) being put forward by brands such as Orseund Iris . Naturally, the uprising of digital media has changed the fashion industry drastically as well as the ways in which we learn about what is on trend. The victorian style sleeves are a perfect example of how high fashion is now tremendously inspired by street style and needs to keep up with the consumers needs in order to survive rather than the people having to keep up with fashion houses. For years fashion lovers have followed fashion weeks around the globe in order to get a glimpse of what garments, fabrics, colours and silhouettes we should keep an eye out for every fashion season. But the tables have turned and it seems as though various creative directors are relying on bloggers, small and local street style brands as well as fashion influencers in order to outline the trends. Designers such as Khaite, Beaufille, Laquan Smith and Camilla and Marc - not to mention Rodarte - showed us different interpretations of the trend.