Fashion Week Roundup: The New York Edit (Part 2)

Self-Portrait SS18

Alexander Wang SS18


Wishing it could be Summer all over again after a week of pastel colours, 70’s inspired prints and flowing dresses.




New York Fashion Week is always an exciting week, being the first of the season, and in a way sets the bar for everything that will follow and gives not only a strong sense of what the season ahead is going to look like, but also which of the current season trends are really wearable and going to take off. In the past week we have seen the come back of the baker boy hat and the plaid blazer, as well as a broad spectrum of colour that is sure to brighten up the winter months. 

If you missed part one of my New York fashion week roundup, click here to read it and find out who wore what and what were the big style trends for AW17 seen on style influencers in the front row. For today’s roundup post, we will look back on some of the collections showcased at New York fashion week and what trends were common among them and likely to be big on the highstreet this coming SS18. 

Victoria Beckham SS18


Trend predictions for SS18 after NYFW shows.

Tibi SS18

Victoria Beckham SS18


One of the most prominent trends to come out of NYFW were the common colour themes that ran between the different collections, the most stand out of which was purple and soft shades of lilac or lavender. Victoria Beckham featured it in her new collection alongside other pastel shades, pairing it with blush and mint tones; Tibi featured monochromatic pieces and head to toe lilac looks and Anna Sue featured deeper tones of purple. The colour trend is an obvious one following the pastel pinks that took over SS17; lilac and purple are easy colours to wear and look amazing on pretty much all skin tones, so I imagine will be a very popular colour choice next year. 

Tom Ford SS18


Pink was still a very strong colour feature across collections, some such as Tom Ford, sticking to the blush, nude pinks that were popular this year, other collections like Oscar De La Renta moving towards pops of bubble gum pink and brighter tones.

Oscar De La Renta SS18

Diane Von Furstenburg SS18


Aside from purple and pink there were a few other colours that were common across collections, making the picture very bright for SS18. Yellow contrasted nicely with purple in many collections including Tibi and DVF again; Oscar De La Renta paired it with pink for a fruity colour palette while Calvin Klein used more mustard oriented shades of the colour in full leather looks. Mint green was another popular shade of choice featuring in DVF and Victoria Beckham and again Calvin Klein opted for a deeper shade of the colour for an overall earthy palette.

Tibi SS18

Calvin Klein SS18

Rachel Zoe SS18

Zimmermann SS18


Floral prints are usually a given for Spring/Summer; Zimmermann featured dainty floral prints in bright colours on fresh white backgrounds, it was very matchy-matchy with full floral print right down to the shoes. Rachel Zoe brought back the leaf print for another summer, pairing it with contrasting shades of salmon. 

Zimmermann SS18

Jonathan Simkhai SS18

Tory Burch SS18


Stripes are getting a bold make-over for SS18; pinstripes got bigger in Jonathan Simkhai with the classic white and blue combination getting a fresh twist. Both Tory Burch and DVF featured block coloured stripes on satin/silk handkerchief dresses and wide-leg trousers with a nod to the 70’s. A lot of collections in fact featured pieces that had strong 70’s vibes; flowing cuts and fabrics, oversized prints and tinted shades.

Diane Von Furstenburg SS18

Victoria Beckham SS18


Plaid is set to be a big print for AW17, and it looks like it may be a trend that is sticking around for a while, still featuring in many collections for SS18. Muted grey tones showed up in pantsuits on the Tibi runway, paired with waist-cinching belts in fun citrus and contrasting colours. Dion Lee gave the print an elegant look, using it in floor length evening gowns, while Creatures of Comfort gave work wear a casual feel, layering plaid pieces over t-shirts and pairing them with loosing fitting trousers.

Tibi SS18

Dion Lee SS18

Creatures of Comfort SS18




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