Some critics may say that New York has lost its touch when it comes to being a fashion capital, but this past week’s runway shows did everything to prove them wrong. While there have been few fashion weeks since the pandemic, this felt like one true return. Kim Jones celebrated the 25th anniversary of Fendi Baguette with a worthy show and a joyful collaboration with Marc Jacobs. Internet-beloved brands like Luar and Mirror Palais made their runway debuts and reminded everyone why fashion is worth believing. Anne Hathaway brought back her iconic outfit from The devil wears Prada front row at Michael Kors because she just knows the power she has. And these are just a few highlights of what the past week has brought to the glorious world. If you haven’t been keeping up, you’re in for a treat.
In terms of trends, there was a sensual mood between the collections, as fabrics were often luscious and sheer. See-through tops and skirts dominated the runways of shows like Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Tory Burch and LaQuan Smith. But while leather may be in, there were also some trends that offered a counterpoint. Think floor-sweeping skirts, voluminous dresses and different types of layers – the double skirts that catch our eye the most. The “ultra-femme” aesthetic also continues to pull its weight through icy pastels, lace and fluid threads.
There are still 3 cities to go, and expectations are now higher than ever. To give you a taste of the magic we saw on the runways, we’re sharing the top trends to look out for from New York Fashion Week below.