New York Fashion Week hints at new trends


New York Fashion Week hit the streets with a statement of strength and bold choices.

By Cris Rojo

From rising models to the most vibrant and bold looks on the runways here is everything fashion lovers need to know about the Spring 2018 collections from New York Fashion Week.

New York’s Park Avenue Armory was the place to be at the eve of New York Fashion Week. Thursday, Tom Ford sent the fashion world into a frenzy by creating a “back-to-tradition” fashion show mixed with everything viewers wanted. Showcasing glitz, glamour and sexy silhouettes, the designer exhibited fun ’90s retro fashions by using bright pastel pieces with tight bodysuits. His show also featured flowing long-sleeve shirts and baggy pants, presenting red carpet looks that mixed ’70s-inspired low slung dresses with shimmering sequin sleeves.

Just days after turning 16, Cindy Crawford’s daughter, Kia Gerber, made her highly anticipated runway debut at Calvin Klein’s show Thursday night. The young model went on to open for Alexander Wang and walked for the likes of Fenty x Puma by Rihanna, Coach and Marc Jacobs.

Friday night Harper’s Baazar hosted a party celebrating fashion icons, which was glittered in A-List celebrities ranging from Selena Gomez to Nicki Minaj.

Saturday, Alexander Wang drove the party into New York Fashion Week, literally. Wang staged his show three different times at three different stops in the streets of Brooklyn via a #WANGFEST tour bus; the first stop being Lafayette, the second in Manhattan finally stopping at a dead end where celebrities and retailers waited. The spring collection showcased street wear inspired looks with hints of sequins and layered cutoffs. Wang also experimented with different tailoring techniques, pairing a skinny denim style with one leg and the other dazzled in baggy sequins and ripped jackets to wear them as skirts.

Monday, Gigi Hadid closed the Anna Sui show with a bit of a fashion mishap. The 22-year-old model sported only one high heel on her left foot down the catwalk while she tiptoed on her right foot to even out the height difference, after losing her other heel at the entrance of the runway. Aside from the runaway shoe, the collection was a blast of ’60s-inspired fashions with modern twists. Anna Sui presented blue free-flowing and whimsical summer dresses and skirts. The ensembles also exhibited bright, fun color choices, featuring pastel pinks and blues with embroidered floral patterns.

New York Fashion Week closed on an empowering note Wednesday with the Marc Jacobs show. The show displayed models of all ethnicities wearing turbans, bold batik prints and street wear fashions. The outfits exhibited wild, eccentric color choices from oranges to bright yellows, giving nothing but the finger to society’s status quo.

This year’s New York Fashion Week has been refreshingly fun and honest, leaving many fashion fans wanting more. However, just like any typical fashion week comes new trends. This fall seemed to be all about reds, spring, on the other hand, seems to be less primary. Lavender is the pastel color for the spring of 2018 with bold colors taking over as well.

Not only are bold colors being celebrated but so are bold women. Spring of 2018 seems to be pleasing for any woman wanting to show a business side, as straight-legged suits seem to be another trend strutting down the catwalk this year. To top things off, designers are straying from political protest moods like last year and more toward freeing and whimsical designs with bright and optimistic colors.