Catwalks SS18: New York Womenswear
As we poignantly bid farewell to the long Summer nights, designers keep our spirits alive as they showcase the next bright and beautiful directions for the Spring/Summer 2018 season. The Big Apple created all kinds of buzz as the biggest names in fashion showcased their upcoming collections.
Colour Hype: Purple and Yellow
Fresh colour pairings generated much excitement with fuchsia, lime, yellow and purple streaming down the runway topped off with over-the-top metallic interest. What has caught our attention is the use of yellow and purple, styled into patterns, panels and worn as colour blocked separates to create colour driven ensembles. The colour combination was displayed across the likes of casual, smart and formal wear with exciting variations between each designer.
Organza is the new Mesh
Fabrications are always an element we look forward to and New York Fashion Week certainly provided with creative and fresh organza designs creating a move on from mesh. Designers used organza shells as a layering tool, adding an acidic pop of colour to sports and tailored looks. The use of organza also feels like a response to the importance of volume and how it can serve this important trend, along with the continuing interest in sheer looks.
Rihanna’s Motocross Movement
Fenty X Puma created a real stir from their catwalk stage show to the influential garments which Rihanna helped curate. We see the Fenty X Puma collection having a huge influence on future high street collections as the motocross/performance look has materialised in an extremely commercial manner whilst providing a fresh new take on athleisure.
In contrast to the sports hype, designers such as Creatures of Comfort, Tome and Tanya Taylor adopted a different direction with silhouettes and patterning. Updating the shirting trend with oriental influences. Relaxed kimono sleeves updated woven blouses and dresses worn back with loose trousers to play off pyjama styling. Pleating was being used to add dimension to garments, mimicking an origami element.