Besides the excessive media focus put on Kanye West’s third clothing line for Adidas, presented with the whole Kardashian clan reunited, there was a broader array of trend proposals at New York’s Fashion Week that we stumbled across with various designers and brands presenting their collections overseas. Here’s a compact recap with the most relevant themes and materials to look out for in fall/winter 2016-17.
Denim: embroideries and patchwork
Due to the vast amount of motifs that designers can display with this technique, the rise of embroidered jeans is unmistakable and brands like Desigual showcased glossy ethnic embroideries on denim garments. The other big trend that emerged in New York was patchwork jeans. But instead of using a mismatch of printed remnants to create them, designers mixed up plain denim fabrics, creating blue mosaics fruit of various fabric hues and washes.
Cheeky girls in fur
Besides the baroque-inspired look with antique prints that Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele sparked one year ago, another women’s dress code is emerging on the horizon, fueled by items that were considered cheesy and trashy not long ago. We’re referring to knee-high white boots, jewel-encrusted garters, sheer dresses, chunky boots and… lots of fur!
High neck zip jacket or knit: the key of layering
If turtlenecks are one of the basics in the current fall/winter season, New York elevated high neck zip jackets and knits as the staple piece for the following one: They will help create interesting layering looks when paired with wool coats and other outerwear pieces.
Shades of pink
From very pale tones to more kitsch Paris-Hilton-like intensities, pink is one of the hottest colors for the season.
Remember Trinity, the female character of Matrix, the Wachowski Brothers’ movie? She never got rid of her sunglasses and patent leather jacket, and so won’t you as soon as temperatures drop next fall. The fabric is mostly employed in all kinds of outerwear pieces, pants, shoes and sneakers.