New York Fashion Week kicks off a month of fashion shows, and is often the place where trends are made. Here are some highlights and hints to what we will all be wearing in fall 2014.
The mean reds
Red is a rich colour for fall and popped up on many runways including DKNY, Tibi and Prabal Gurung. Shown in both minimalist sportswear inspired pieces, and intricate lace, red is a statement colour and evokes passion and romance.
Sportswear at Wang
This is the trend that won’t quit. Alexander Wang sent down models down the runway wearing oversized bomber jackets with neon accents and some updated cargo pants (complete with pockets) made their appearance in monochromatic charcoal shades. Aviator jackets and even some oversized leather sweatpants were also in the collection, making it official: gym clothes are no longer just for the gym. Wang pulled it off by playing with textures and integrating cozy shearling and showstopping leather jackets complete with intricate laser-cut designs.
OTT Fur & Shearling Aviator Jackets
It might be time to start hitting up vintage stores, because fur was everywhere. Inside the tents at shows like J. Mendel and DKNY and outside the tents on fashion show attendees. At Marc Jacobs, aviator jackets had mongolian sheep fur accents and voluminous shearling bomber jackets came in ombre dyed effects. Shearling was also a major trend and popped up at 3.1 Phillip Lim in pretty pastel, at Rag & Bone in a vest, and at Altuzarra. Real or faux, a fur coat in an oversized cocoon shape with hints of colour is a must for fall to stay warm.
One fashion moment that stood out was when Kendall Jenner of Kardashian fame strutting down the runway of the Fall 2014 Marc Jacobs show wearing nothing but a slinky v-neck sweater (giving a little peep show) and equestrian pants. While it’s a good idea to always wear a camisole or blouse underneath a thin knit, Marc Jacobs’ Fall show was full of minimalist and very wearable knit pieces in neutral tones. In the fall, pair a sweater with a plunging neckline and a killer pair of jeans for an understated, sexy look.
While the runways were full of crochet, prints and embellishments, some designers, including Hugo Boss, Narciso Rodriguez and Marc Jacobs kept it simple by presenting clothes in monochromatic, neutral palettes without the frills and thrills. This minimalism is different than seasons’ past, which were full of sportswear and oversized pieces. This time, it’s more about clean, flattering lines in neutral colours. While it’s easy to wear black head-to-toe in winter, elegant off-white shades and camel were also refreshingly simple.