The top 14 trends from New York Fashion Week

Sep 15 2017 by
Categories : Fashion Weeks

In New York, the story on the runways wasn’t about explosive new trends, but rather about amplifying and reworking existing ones—from suiting to romanticism and beyond. 

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    Return of the underwire

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    The return to traditional lingerie influences is a natural evolution of the bra-as-a-top trend from spring 2017. Designers played with structured, almost corset-like bra shapes on dresses and beyond. 

    Seen at: Brock Collection, Chromat, Cushnie et Ochs and Helmut Lang. 
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    Tied up

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    This is more styling trick than trend. Designers tied tops of identical colours and styles for a doubled-up look. 

    Seen at: Jason Wu, Creatures of Comfort, Hellessy and Michael Kors Collection 
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    Springtime knits

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    From cardigans to deep-V sweaters and loose open weaves, knits in light pastel colours will be everywhere come spring.

    Seen at: Coach, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors Collection and Prabal Gurung 
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    Athleisure goes sheer

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    At this point, we know athleisure is here to stay. The difference for spring 2018? It's now see-through.

    Seen at: Custo Barcelona, Marc Jacobs, Jeremy Scott and Hugo 
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    This perennial trend returns with a relaxed attitude and utilitarian vibe. 

    Seen at: Paul Smith, Gabriela Hearst, Badgley Mischka and Vivienne Tam 
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    Gathered detailing was everywhere—from cool-kid athleisure at Public School to ladylike maxi dresses at Tory Burch.

    Seen at: Jason Wu, Kenzo, Public School and Tory Burch
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    Suiting 2.0

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    Designers' love affair with remixed suiting carried over from the fall shows. Now that the reworked shirting trend that dominated runways for several seasons is (finally) on the decline, cut-up and rearranged suits are entering the spotlight. 

    Seen at: Alexander Wang, Dion Lee, Jason Wu and Tibi
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    Millennial pinks older, bolder sister is here.

    Seen at: Zero + Maria Cornejo, Christian Siriano, Simon Miller and Tom Ford
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    Dresses and pants

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    Whether a true dress or just an extra-long billowy top, this layering idea is still going strong.

    Seen at: Alexander Wang, Hellessy, Brandon Maxwell and Sachin e Babi. 
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    Lace-up details

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    The corset trend from the previous year's spring shows has evolved. Now, laced-up details are appearing on all sorts of clothes.

    Seen at: Monse, Jeremy Scott, Self-Portrait and Maryam Nassir Zadeh 
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    Fringe detailing

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    Fringe is back! Whether you go full-on Calvin Klein pom-pom or grungy à la Alexander Wang is up to you. 

    Seen at: Alexander Wang, Vivienne Tam, Calvin Klein and DVF 
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    Baked-potato chic. 

    Seen at: Baja East, Tom Ford, R13 and Sies Marjan 
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    Shiny plastic

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    Despite their slick appearance, spring 2018's take on the plastic trend (which also popped up on the fall runways this year) feels soft and approachable.

    Seen at: Calvin Klein, Dion Lee, Tibi and Fenty Puma 
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    Heavy Metal

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    With their new takes on the ever-popular metallic trend, designers gave us chainmail, high-shine sequins and armour-like textures. 

    Seen at: Alexander Wang, Naeem Khan, Sally Lapointe and The Row 
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