Runway Highlights from NYFW Spring 2018
The key looks from the most buzzed-about shows.
1/9© ImaxtreeAlexander Wang bussed models between three separate locations, with Kendall, Joan and Bella strutting down the pavement as soon as they were dropped off. As for the clothes? Reworked suiting and edgy layers done in a signature downtown party girl style. Oh, and Kaia Gerber continued her runway streak at NYFW.
Tibi© ImaxtreeThe Tibi girl is stylish, but she never bends to trends that don't suit her. The brand's latest collection reinforced the season's reworked suiting trend and introduced what we hope is the next millennial It-colour: lavender. The jewellery was noteworthy too. The label once again worked with jewellery designer Paige Novick. This year, Novick collaborated with South African designer Githan Coopoo, who created oblong ceramic earrings dotted with semi-precious stones.
Adeam© ImaxtreeELLE Canada's market editor Elaine Jyll Regio shouted out Adeam's romantic with an edge collection as an early favourite. "There are certain looks that you have to think twice about to appreciate. The nice thing is that you don't necessarily have to buy into the collection to cop the styling tricks and the silhouettes created."
Monse© ImaxtreeMonse has firmly established itself as a New York cool-kid label to know. This season, they build on their signatures—stripes and twisted silhouettes—with some added pizzaz. See you soon on the red carpet, star print eventing dress.
Calvin Klein© Imaxtree
After a triumphant debut at Calvin Klein last season, Raf Simons returned with some familiar tropes. His notes of Americana—from cowboy dressing to workwear—were dialled up with the help of Warholian prints and nods to Pop Art. Simons also gave us cheerleaders (the models carried bags evoking pom-poms) and ‘50s bombshells whose figure-hugging clothes were made from neoprene and shiny tent fabric. In just two seasons, the former Dior creative director has already established a distinctive feel for the brand, right down to the new, extra-long logo that’s been stamped on clothes and accessories.
Tom Ford© ImaxtreeIf you got invited to a black tie party tonight, what would your perfect outfit be? Ours is a slinky, shiny Tom Ford number from his standout spring 2018 collection. The designer dreamt up jacket lapels that were almost as sharp as Joan Smalls’ cheekbones, plunging necklines (Mica Arganaraz’s fuchsia jumpsuit wowed) and shoulders that confirmed the comeback of ’80s power silhouettes.
Adam Selman© ImaxtreeTom Ford has our going-out looks covered, but Adam Selman's easy glamour is made for springtime day dressing. Herieth Paul's sweeping red trench worn over a graphic tee, dark wash denim and satin platforms feels both accessible and aspirational.
Miaou© ImaxtreeDesigner Alexia Elkhaim of Miaou made her fashion week debut this season, but her clothes are already a hit among A-listers like Bella Hadid and Selena Gomez. Her signature is a grommet-embellished jean that flatters all figures. Now, Elkhaim is expanding the range to include jumpsuits, strapless mini and maxi dresses and jackets with a vintage-y feel and a playful attitude. This is a brand to watch.
Greta Constantine© ImaxtreeToronto's Greta Constantine, designed by Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong, showed in New York for the first time (previously the brand showed at Toronto and Paris fashion weeks). The evening-wear focused label presented lots of sequins and high-octane colours perfect for the party girl who wants to stand out.