“… this is known as Fashion Week.”
“Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward to the future… this is known as Fashion Week.”
Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker)
Fashion Month is well and truly underway and NYFW was only the beginning. As LFW shapes up nicely, let’s hark back to the city that’s so good they named it twice.
The eagerly anticipated New York Fashion Week has wrapped up and set the tone for what’s in store next Spring. Yes, I know, I too have dug out the Aran sweater and Chelsea boots but fashion doesn’t stop for anybody and is always a step, and season, ahead.
So what’s new in NYFW? Um, not a lot.
“Florals? For spring? Ground breaking.”
Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep)
Yes, expect florals. Big florals. And black and white stripes. The crop top is sticking around so keep working on those abs and fringe is back in a big way. Rachel Zoe will be pleased. Let’s go on safari, picnic gingham, scalloped edges, suede and cutaway shoulders were also prominent trends on the runway.
Thanks to the likes of Twitter and especially Instagram, the runway shows are a lot more accessible to us mere mortals (to view that is) and glimpses at the backstage mayhem are no longer just for those in the industry. Models, bloggers and designers themselves have taken to social media to publicise (obviously), share and ultimately change the relationship between the FROW and us folks shopping on the high street. Social media is bridging the gap and while the collections may not be the most innovative we’ve seen (so far), the way we engage with collections certainly is.
P.S A final note. Who you NEED to follow in fashion times like these: