New York Fashion Week: The Recap

Another New York Fashion Week has come and gone. *Sighs* It was a good one! Despite a hectic week as school, I did my best to follow along via social media and websites like, The Cut, and Business of Fashion. There were so many strong collections this season, from returning favorites like Calvin Klein Collection and Victoria Beckham to newer brands such as Area and Phelan. And while the SS16 season is just getting started- there’s more shows to come in London, Milan, and Paris- I figured it’s never to soon to call out a few trends. Below, some repeat details from the Manhattan runways that really caught my eye.

(l-r, Alexander Wang, Clavin Klein Collection, Jill Stuart)

Slip Into It

New York designers continued fashion’s sojourn to the 90s for SS16, this time toying with the slip dress. The piece was nothing if not chameleonic: It was styled with everything from varsity jackets and sneaks to minimalist chocker necklaces, and looked fabulous every time.

(l-r, Victoria Beckham, J.Crew, Isa Arfen)

Gingham? Not Gone.

Gingham was a huge trend for SS15, and it looks as if its here to stay- at least for now. This time around, it seems, the print has truly severed ties with its prairie past. It was sleek ‘n’ chic at J.Crew and Isa Arfen, not to mention downright funky at Victoria Beckham.

(l-r, Rag & Bone, Proenza Schouler, Jason Wu)

Body Part du Jour? The Shoulder.

Although there were plenty of plunging necklines and leg slits, NYFW was all about the shoulder. Some designers like Rag & Bone erred on the playful side, leaving just one exposed. Others, such as Proenza Schouler and Jason Wu, left little to the imagination. All the more reason to do those arm workouts, amiright?

(l-r, Tess Giberson, Adam Lippes, Delpozo)

Fringe Sans Hippie

Although designers are moving away from the 70s influences of the past several seasons, there’s one detail that’s staying the course: fringe. It was all over the SS16 collections, this time without the hippie vibes. Instead, it was the pinnacle of the sophistication, gracing everything from the bottoms of dresses to the edges of elaborate scarves.

Have you been keeping up with New York Fashion Week? If so, what were your favorite collections/trends?


images via The Cut,

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