NYFW from Afar
I went to New York City for the very first time on September 18, 2014. I know this exact date from pure memory. Ask anyone, I have managed to keep a mental log of various important dates throughout my life. Somehow the beauty of NYC allowed this particular date to fall into the category of "important".
As many are well aware, NYFW just wrapped up. Unfortunately, I did not attend the shows but with the hype on social media & other blogs, I was able to catch a glimpse of some of the major shows. To keep a long story short, I am obsessed with what is to come in the fashion industry! From just the bits & pieces I saw from my computer screen, all of the shows were just amazing. Not to mention, some of the street style looks were absolutely stunning! But of course, I did have my favorites...
The first thought that popped into my head when seeing these pics for the first time was 70's. From the rainbow colors to even the model's middle parted long hair, everything screams 70's hippie. Hopefully, this may lead to the return of the bell bottom!
The throwback theme continues as models strutted down Calvin Klein's runway. While I can see threads from the 70's, I am thinking more 40's. By looking at a few of my old insta pics, you might see I'm a huge fan of the midi skirt & apparently Calvin Klein is too.
It certainly is not a difficult task to notice the amazing use of color throughout all of these pieces. That purple suit! How could I resist? Aside from the color, the above outfits are quite different from the first four pieces. These are much more masculine with the baggy pants and slouchy tops, while the others scream lady-like with the accent on the waist and elegant heels.
Oscar de la Renta
Needless to say, I have never seen an Oscar de la Renta piece that I don't just love. His show on September 11 definitely adds to that. Obviously the pinks, yellow, and turquoise are gorgeous, but the patterns and other colors are what bind it all together. For example, the sparkly red with bubblegum pink or the black & white top and coat with golden yellow. NYFW is all about the crazy artwork a designer can create with their inspiration, but I must admit having pieces that I can picture myself wearing off the runway is helpful. Although I might not wear a blazer and trousers to a Friday night football game, a modified version would be an ideal Sunday Brunch choice.
Back in 2015, the creative director of Oscar de la Renta, Peter Copping, told Vogue Magazine in an interview,
The three above outfits follow exactly what he said. They perfectly illustrate every aspect of the positive, energy-filled, NYC. The splatter paint & metallic streaks, among the oversized white button downs & denim combo exhibit the sophistication of Wall St. and the creativity of SoHo.
Metallics, purples, baggy bottoms, & shoulder, shoulders, shoulders!!! Not only are these a few of the trends you will find in Tom Ford's Spring 2018 line, but these are trends you might find looking through photos from the 80's. Perhaps a modified Madonna.
After browsing through and analyzing each of these pieces, I certainly found trends I can't wait to get a hold of and trends that should be put back in the closet. The amazing use of color is what I find so breathtaking about all of the above shows. Also, with each designer, I felt I was being taken back to a different decade. These are two aspects I would use to describe my wardrobe so seeing them on the runways is thrilling!
Photograph | Courtesy of Ela Wood