Aftermath of Spring 2017 NY Fashion Week: Top 9 Trends In Review

  1. Embellished, Extravagant Bathrobes: In shows by Alexander Wang, Lacoste, and Band of Outsiders, high-fashion bathrobes were especially prevalent. Leisurewear on the runway? My inner bum appreciates that immensely. I love that if I decide to go to class in my bathrobe and pajamas, no one can judge me. I mean, they’re welcome to; however, I will merely be following the new spring trend. I can jump right back into bed after class. It’s a win-win situation.
  1. Primary Stripes: In shows by Proenza Schouler, primary stripes dominated the runway. Although I have not taken studio art here at Holy Cross, I did, in fact, dabble in the art department at my high school. It is safe to say that these dresses resemble color swatches you are apt to find at a Home Depot when you decide to paint your living room. While I appreciate the colors are fun for spring, the clown within me will not surface on this campus. Marc Jacobs did this look more tastefully in his Spring 2011 collection.
  1. HELLA Ruffles : In shows by 3.1 Phillip Lim and Zimmerman, ruffles were all over the runway this spring. Ruffles are a perfect addition to any girl’s spring wardrobe, as long as you don’t wear a piece that makes you look like Brie Larson in Gucci at this year’s Oscars. It’s a good thing Joan Rivers was not alive for this year’s award show.
  1. Statement Earrings: In shows by Delpozo and Hellessy, statement earrings ruled the runway. While I do believe in statement jewelry complimenting subtle ensembles, these are NOT the move. The earrings specific to Delpozo’s show, exhibited in the first photo, look like they are leading the model to Hawaii to spend time with Lilo and Stitch. When I saw the earrings specific to Hellessy’s show, shown in the second photo, the saying “the bigger the hoop, the bigger the ho” came to mind. I like statement earrings, just serving as LESS of a statement.
  1. White Sweatshirts: In shows by Vera Wang, DKNY, and Yeezy, street wear continues to dominate the spring runway. A modernized take on the basic white sweatshirt is effortless and versatile. Vera Wang’s version, shown in the third picture, with the drop shoulders and long sleeves is my personal favorite. However, I am always down to wear a comfortable sweatshirt. A big thanks to fashion week for permitting me to do so.
  1. Pinstripes: In shows by Claudia Li and Rag & Bone, pinstripes covered the runway. Pinstripes have been incorporated into my wardrobe since I was a little girl. I grew up spending my summers on the Cape, so this print was a staple to fit the part. However, this print came out of stores such as Vineyard Vines and Lilly Pulitzer. It is refreshing to see a nautical print such as this on a high fashion runway that caters to an audience greater than mothers drinking martinis at the country club.
  1. Bright Pink: In shows by Jason Wu, J.Crew, and Alexander Wang, highlighter pink was a prominent color on the runway. I would have really loved this when I was eight; however I can appreciate that bright pink is an essential color for spring. I am merely partial to neutrals.
  1. Country Western Ensembles: In shows by Coach, Rodarte, and Ralph Lauren (appropriately) the runway was splashed with cowgirl boots, leather jackets, and hats that will transport you to the dirty south. The inner small town country girl in me is squealing.
  1. Silver: In shows by Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs, liquid silver painted the runway. Shiny metallic ensembles will be all the rage this spring, and I predict we will see it at numerous award shows. I remain partial to gold; however, Kendall Jenner’s 21st birthday dress by LaBourjoisie was iconic.

Photograph Credits: Pop Sugar

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