Week in Review: NYFW

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Yet another New York Fashion Week has already come and gone. Blink, and you probably missed it. I know I sure did: Between sports practices and surprisingly mountainous piles of homework through this first week of school, I barely had time to think straight, let alone scour runway reviews. Seriously, shout-out to Instagram (direct and “traditional”, if you can call it that) and Snapchat for satiating my fashion-hungry self with dozens of real-time images and video clips. I don’t even think I spoke to my friends at lunch this week…there were shows to watch. 😉

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As for my thoughts? Let me just preface this by saying I’ve been mildly disappointed  by NYFW over the past couple seasons. Perhaps its a reflection of the increasingly exasperated mood in our country right now, but the city and designers that are normally so full of energy have been…lackluster. The Spring/Summer 2017 shows were a promising uptick, with designers old and new regaining some of their “oomph.” What I loved most, though, wasn’t the clothes themselves- although they were fantastic. The highlight of the week, I think, was the sartorial diversity. Gone are the days where fashion week enables us to pick up on a handful of key trends. Instead, runways are a melange of different narratives, so much so that literally anyone could find a collection they jibed with. Still craving athleisure for next spring? Go for BOSS or The Elder Statesman. Musing about something flamboyant and travel-inspired? Tory Burch and the new DVF have your back. If you’re like me, and have a nondiscriminatory longing for beauty of any kind, NYFW was your playground. I’m all over the place this season, having been wooed as much by the simple, pared-down vibes of Jenni Kayne and Ryan Roche as I was by the sparkle and whimsy at J. Crew, Delpozo, and Rachel Comey, among others.

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Heading into London Fashion Week, my only hope is that the Brits keep calm and carry on this trend-less trend. Boho-mod? A Renaissance fair? More nineties slip dresses? Bring it on, designers, ’cause this crowd wants to see it all.

xx

images thanks to Vogue Runway

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