5 Trends from NYFW
By Jonathan Chau
New York Fashion Week has just ended and this year the trends are strong. Younger designers are adding a much needed fresh perspective and staple names are putting out exquisite collections. As buyers decide what everyone will be wearing this fall, Zipped has you covered for the season’s fashion trends.
1. The 80s Comeback
Bangy realness is officially back in style. While it seems like the early 2000s and 1990s were dominating our social media, this season, the 80s are back. Influenced by 1980s haute couture legacies like Yves Saint Laurent and Emanuel Ungaro, Marc Jacobs’ collection was filled with classy fanny packs, board shoulders, and pleated bow belts. Tom Ford provided us with full-on 80s LA girl boss through boldly colored animal print, diamond encrusted loop earrings and leather headbands.
2. Quits (Calvin Klein & Libertine)
While you may be upset when your grandma gives you a quit for your birthday, this season, designers are making it chic. Raf Simons for Calvin Klein has continued to keep critics applauding. Constant with an immigrant’s perspective on American culture, Simons created dresses and jackets created out of the traditional fabric. Sticking with his is maximalist themes, Libertine’s Johnson Hartig used different textures (including quits) for suits, dresses and coats.
3. Intense Earrings (Prabal Gurung & Rosie Assoulin)
Maximum is here to stay. After Alessandro Michele’s Gucci Men’s Fall/Winter 2015-16 iconic runway, the switch from minimalism has plagued the fashion industry. This is no different for statement earrings. This season, Prabal Gurang presented a play on the traditional pearl earring. Rosie Assoulin’s collections show the ongoing trend of demi fine earrings, earrings that are fashionable and unique, while still being at a reasonable price point.
4. Gimmicky Bags (Monse & AW)
Gimmick accessories have been dominating fashion. From YSL Opyum pumps and Balenciaga magnet earrings, top brands are pulling out interesting accessories, making us question what is fashion? Now, New York designers taking that outlook and applying it to bags. Need to pack your lunch, why not use Monse’s leather “paper bag.” Want to serve the executive CEO look? Try this Swarovski and Alexander Wang diamond incrusted zip-lock bag.
5. Purple (Sies Majan & Derek Lam)
Pantone announced that the color of the year was Ultra Violet—and they were right. In almost every collection, at least one look was influenced by a shade of purple. Rather than pastels, the color is striking and vibrant. Sies Majan even used the color as the background of his show. In Derek Lam’s collection, he included a bold violet coat.