The season of style has begun. The past week saw several models make impressive statements on the ramp, as different designers showcased their spring collections at New York Fashion Week. From Victoria Beckham and Tommy Hilfiger to Alexander Wang and Thakoon — the fashion world sat up and took notice of trends that will make headlines in the months to come.
As the first of the four most prestigious fashion weeks in the world — the others take place in Milan (Italy), London (UK) and Paris (France) — comes to a close, we pick the top trends that created a buzz.
A model walks the ramp at a VFiles show in a halter hoody. Getty Images
Move over regular hoodies. The newest trend waiting to make news features halter hoodies. Wear them with a T-shirt below or just simply show some skin, this versatile piece of clothing has the throw-on-and-go vibe.
Jade Lai presented several outfits in gingham. Getty Images
The timeless pattern became the muse for Marissa Webb and Jade Lai of Creatures Of Comfort. The designers presented the print in interesting forms, marking its return to fashion circles this season.
Brock Collection showcased models wearing overall prints. Getty Images
Even though it is tricky to carry off overall prints, it is time you master this art. The trend is ready to make a mark, as a number of designers, primarily Kris Brock and Laura Vassar of the Brock Collection, showcased diverse ways of sporting overall prints.
Jason Wu’s collection featured a number of outfits in neon colours. Getty Images
The king of all trends a few years ago, neon lost its glory once it became overexposed. But, it seems the bold and bright shade is back with Jason Wu not just using it as detailing, but also as the base colour of his creations.
Blazer dresses were the highlight of Jason Wu’s show. Getty Images
The red-carpet favourite has officially been embraced by the fashion folk. The silhouette featured in the collections of a number of designers. While some kept it short, others made them longer as a variation.
A model walking the ramp in sailor pants at Tommy Hilfiger’s show. Reuters
After a long-lasting fixation with all things skinny, the season of the flare is back, and so are sailor pants. Tommy Hilfiger showcased these old-school pants in modern avatars. This breezy silhouette is high on comfort.
Tommy Hilfiger puts emphasis on sporty chic in his show. Reuters
At a time when the fashion world has its eyes focused on comfort, what could be better than adding a few sporty silhouettes to your wardrobe? In fact, several designers at the New York Fashion Week cleared believed so. From slouchy sweatshirts to trainer shorts, style has got a sporty edge this fall.
A model walks the runway at the Nicholas K show in a satin romper. AFP
Satin bombers, satin jumpsuits and even satin shorts — the fabric was given a new lease of life by designers. It is no longer limited to only gowns, nightwear or ballroom dresses. It creates moments of unabashed glamour with other outfits as well.
Goth influences were apparent at the R13 show. Getty Images
While deep-coloured lips have been trending for a while now, label R13 brought forth gothic fashion at its show, proving that statement T-shirts and dresses, and a heavily accessorised look, is the way to go.
Rachel Comey used Ikat in her line. AFP
Indian elements made an appearance at Rachel Comey’s show, when a model walked the ramp in baggy short ikat trousers and a white ruffled top. The collections had a few other outfits in the same print as well. With Indian designers using traditional textiles for western interpretations too, it is time to embrace our roots with renewed enthusiasm.