The Trends That Defined NYFW

by Christopher Barnard

With the New York shows done and dusted some micro trends herewith. From 70s to Goth to 70s-Goth, designers kept it hot during one of the coldest fashion weeks on record.


STATE OF STATEMENTS

Forget wearing your heart on your sleeve why not put it front and center?. From politics to #currentmood, designers did some considered chest thumping.


WILLIAM MORE-IS-MORRIS

The influential (and oft referenced) English Arts & Crafts designer William Morris turned up all over the New York collections in bold and personal ways. The women who are drawn to these strong floral prints do what they please and kind of dgaf. Self determination? Call it William Morris agency.


POWER PUFFS

The puffer jacket is a must in a New York winter and designers did brilliant and twisted takes on the American classic.


OSCARS THIRST

Any designer who puts a gold gown on the runway in the month before the Oscars is pretty much say "Yours to try…" to every celebrity stylist from here to Studio City. Some of the best herewith in the gallery above.


MAX MIN

New York basically invented minimalism on the runway and fall 2016 saw designers pushing minimalist shapes to the max with extreme lengths and volumes.


AMERICAN GOTHIC

Marc Jacobs sealed the deal on the season of Goth last night with his barnstormer show but there had been compelling and quiet trickles throughout the week before he opened the floodgates.


BELL VIEW

Designers blew up the 70s classic bell bottom shape with fun results for some of the most spirited of the week.


THE #VERYME DECADE

Some may look at the 70s vibe right now as the gum on the offashion as it will just not go away, but it could be way worse (80s? Late 90s?). These looks seemed plucked directly from HBOS' hit show Vinyl with their slightly boho, slightly punk, but very groovy feeling that still feels right for now.

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