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Fall 2017 trends from New York Fashion Week

Romeo Hunte fall 2017 NYFW

The last model has walked off the catwalk in New York City, leaving the world with a new set of trends for the upcoming fall/winter 2017/2018 season. While many of the trends designers showed for fall are continuing from the fall 2016 season, several are new, or have been reinvented with a slightly political twist. Oh yes, the common theme for fall 2017 was a nod to the politically charged climate of right now. Designers translated this into the glum side of 1990s fashion when minimalism was king, and everyone wore all-black. Combine the glum 1990s with the current angry, divisive political climate, we have a theme for fall 2017 which I am dubbing the “Angry 1990s.”

Angry 1990s

nicholas k fall 2017 nyfw

Nicholas K fall 2017 NYFW

The 1990s are when I came into my own. I graduated from high school, then college, lived a little in my 20’s, then began applying to graduate school. Politically, Clinton was in office, and most liberal-minded people were happy about that. Conservatives were upset with the moral climate in the 1990s, but no-one held violent protests. Although people had jobs in the 1990s, it was not always the job one wanted. It was extremely difficult to find a well-paying job, until the dot-boom began it’s uptick in 1998. The result in fashion was simple minimalism and dark colors. It was not nearly as politically charged as what we are seeing today. I find it interesting that designers are comparing the two. Conservatives and liberals had some social issues to be upset about in the 1990s, but we didn’t see the venom we are seeing today. Without turning my happy fashion place into a political forum, the 1990s were a time of change, not upheaval. Right now, we have some upheaval. This was reflected on the runway, combined with 1990s minimalism, dark hues, and an all-black uniform.

Collections with all-black look as well as looks infused with political upheaval, were spotted on the fall 2017 runways of Nicholas K, Hakan Akkaya, Namilia, and Francesca Liberatore.

Red

tadashi shoji fall 2017 nyfw

Tadashi Shoji fall 2017 NYFW

How could you miss it! If Green is the color of 2017, it was overshadowed completely by Red for fall 2017. Almost every designer had at least one red look on the runway for the upcoming cold weather season. Red was spotted on everything as both a solid color, and part of a print. This is the color to invest in right now, and to keep from last year. Look for red, red and more red for fall 2017. Love!

Designers who are seeing red for fall 2017 include Tadashi Shoji, Nicholas K, Dan Liu, Romeo Hunte, A Detacher, CG by Chris Gelinas, Custo Barcelona, Marcel Ostertag, and Vivienne Hu.

Bomber Jackets

RtA fall 2017 NYFW

RtA fall 2017 NYFW

This is a continuing trend from last year, and if you don’t already own one, now is the time to buy one. Bomber jackets have exploded louder than a bomb for the upcoming fall 2017 season. Designers are showing them with casual ensembles, as well pairing them with trousers, skirts, and over dresses. This is the jacket of the season, so make sure you have at least one in your closet!

There were several designers who love bomber jackets for fall, they include Custo Barcelona and Marcel Ostertag.

You can jump on this trend now, here are a few fabulous bomber jackets for spring which will make you look like you are already rocking fall 2017’s hottest trend in outerwear:

The bomber jackets shown above reflect current and fall trends. They can carry you from this season into fall. Love that!

Bold Faux Fur (of real if you wear real fur)

tadashi shoji fall 2017 nyfw

Tadashi Shoji fall 2017 NYFW

If sporty bomber jackets aren’t your thing, never fear, bold faux fur is here! If you thought bold and outrageous faux fur jackets were only meant for the streets outside fashion week, you were correct-until now. For fall 2017 we will see an influx of bold faux fur coats and jackets to covet. This is the ultimate way to stay warm for fall 2017 and winter 2018. You will feel like you are paparazzi-ready in a bold faux fur jacket paired with jeans, thrown over a dress, or worn with cropped trousers. Your bold faux fur coat or jacket should take you from weekend to evening. It is the ultimate wear-everywhere coat. You will rock it at the grocery store, you will rock it downtown, you will rock it at dinner, and you will rock at a cocktail party. It will be your signature piece. Invest in at least one for fall 2017, bold faux fur is everything.

Designers who rocked the bold fur trend include RtA, Romeo Hunte and Tadashi Shoji.

Metallics

Custo Barcelona fall 2017 NYFW

Get ready to shine! Fall 2017 is lit up with shining, sparkling metallics! They are being shown as stand-alone fabrications, as well as accents to colorful pieces. Designers are showing metallics for daytime, athleisure, the office, and of course evening. This is a trend to invest in for fall, and to also have fun with. If the Angry 1990s have got you down, turn the other cheek and sparkle. This is the fun side of fall 2017 fashion!

Metallics popped up on so many fall 2017 runways including those of Michael Costello, Nicholas K, RtA, Hakan Akkaya, Yuna Yang, Custo Barcelona and Marcel Ostertag.

All-Black

Hakan Akkaya fall 2017 NYFW

In the 1990s, the all-black look was king. It is returning for fall 2017 as the polar opposite way of dressing from the brightly put together textures and metallics for fall. If showing your style means blending in with the crowd, all-black is your trend. Now, the all-black look was often shown with the “Angry 1990s” look, but, this does not mean it was always shown as angry. Many designers showed all-black as a chic alternative to metallics, velvet, red, lace, and “look-at-me” styles. This is the yin to fall’s yang. If you are perfectly happy with the current political climate, you can still easily rock the all-black look. It is not a political statement, nor a nod to the red or blue side of the aisle. All-black is a classic, bi-partisan look which is hot for fall; it should be taken at face value.

The all-black look appeared on the runways of designers such as Vivienne Hu, Nicholas K, Hakan Akkaya, Taoray Wang and CG by Chris Gelinas.

francesca liberatore fall 2017 nyfw

Francesca Liberatore fall 2017 NYFW

While these six trends for fall 2017 stood out from the crowd, there are several continuing trends which are noteworthy for fall 2017. Look for the continuation of lace, velvet, dark purple, fall florals, large plaid, culottes, cropped pants, slimmer skirts, bell sleeves, ruffles, 1970s influence, brocade, embroidery, pale beige, all-white looks, green (of course!), light camel, pops of yellow, and pops of cobalt.

There you have it! Fall 2017 in a nutshell. What do you think? Do you have a favorite trend for the fall/winter 2017/2018 season?

A Detacher fall 2017 NYFW


Vivienne Hu fall 2017 NYFW

Photo by Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2017©

Vivienne Hu showed her fall/winter 2017/2018 collection at New York Fashion Week on February 12, 2017 at the Skylight Clarkson in New York.

Vivienne Hu is always one of my favorite shows of fashion week. She mixes texture and prints in chic, fresh way which are both eye-catching and wearable. I am always coveting everything on her runway!

One of the new, up-and-coming trends we saw during fashion week was bi-color plaid. Vivienne Hu had her own take on the trend which was stunning. This was my favorite look from her runway.

Photo courtesy of Vivienne Hu PR

Vivienne Hu also played with stripes, texture, all-black looks (another hot trend for fall), and pops of red.

Photos courtesy of Vivienne Hu PR

While Vivienne Hu’s collection has a timeless element to it, the pieces are also on the cutting edge of the hottest trends, making the collection a fabulous investment in both fashion and wardrobe. Love!

You can learn more about Vivienne Hu by visiting her website at VivienneHu.com

Photos courtesy of Vivienne Hu PR


NYFW fall 2017 photo journal

New York Fashion Week for fall/winter 2017/2018 went by fast for me this year. I only attended four days due to my children’s schedules. I would have loved to stay in New York longer and have been able to attend more shows, but my family comes first. That being said, I was thrilled to be able to go for four days and see all of the shows that I attended.

Here is a journal, or recap, of my four days at New York Fashion Week for the fall/winter 2017/2018 collections. These photos feature my favorite look from each runway, or a final walk video from my iPhone. (apologies for iPhone video quality-the lighting from my seat wasn’t always optimal for me to captures still photos) If I wasn’t able to capture a photo, or a video, I have provided professional photos for you.

Stay tuned! I have plenty of trend reports and runway recaps coming up soon!

Day One

nicholas k fall 2017 nyfw

Nicholas K

Collection was a nod to the social struggles in the 1990s and how we are reliving them today.

ane amour fall 2017 nyfw

Ane Amour

Romantic collection filled with purples, fall florals, and easy to wear styles.

tadashi shoji fall 2017 nyfw

Tadashi Shoji

Collection evoked a 1970s nightclub vibe. Full post online here.

noon by noor fall 2017 nyfw

Noon by Noor

Beautiful collection filled with soft neutrals, soft fabrics, and modern takes on closet staples.

Berenik 

Photo credit: Luzena Adams Photography

Relaxed, layered collection fusing neutrals with soft prints. Love this dress!

Katie Gallagher

Photo credit: Shaun Punch Photography

There was a dark, 1990s vibe with all-black looks. Love this bomber jacket.

michael costello fall 2017 nyfw

Michael Costello

Take me to the disco! This was an amazing show which highlighted the girl who can walk into a room and command everyone’s attention. Full post online here.

Day Two

dan liu fall 2017 nyfw

Dan Liu

Feminine collection with a nod to the late 1960s

LANYU

Feminine and sophisticated collection. Love!

Hakan Akkaya

A nod to the politically charged, angry side of the 1990s. An all-black, slightly metallic collection.

Concept Korea

LOVED this show! Concept Korea included three designers, P.Y.H., Kimmy. J., and YOHANIX. They all showed a playful, colorful, fresh, and fabulous collection. Loved all three! This pink number was my favorite of the show.

RtA fall 2017 NYFW

RtA

RtA showed an uber cool, urban casual collection. This coat was my favorite. Click here for full post.

Chromat

Photo courtesy of In-Spades.com

Day Three

Asia Fashion Collection

Showcase of new, up-and-coming designers from Asia. Loved this menswear look on the runway.

Taoray Wang

Beautiful and sophisticated collection. I could see it perfectly in person, but none of my photos came out. I was so sad! Thankfully Taoray Wang’s PR provided me with this shot of one of my favorite runway looks. Isn’t it fabulous!

Photo courtesy of Taoray Wang PR

Romeo Hunte

This jacket! That skirt! Urban cool at Romeo Hunte for fall 2017. I’m in love with this outfit!

Yuna Yang

Beautiful collection with romantic prints and flowing fabrications. This was my favorite runway look.

CG

None of my photos came out, so this is the final walk snapped on my iPhone.

This was one of the most beautiful collections I viewed at New York Fashion Week. Look for the floral midi dress-it was my favorite. Love!

A Detacher

Always a fabulous collection. A Detacher showed lace, plaid, and red! This red bag and the lace plaid in the background caught attention. Love!

Georgine

I wasn’t able to take pictures, but thankfully Georgine’s PR sent me some beautiful runway shots. This was my favorite look from the runway. I need this coat in my life. LOVE!

francesca liberatore fall 2017 nyfw

Francesca Liberatore

This was my favorite look on the runway. Click here for full post on this stunning collection.

Day Four

Marcel Ostertag

Marcel Ostertag is one of my favorite NYFW designers. His collection was luxurious, soft, and something to covet for fall. This beautiful dress was my favorite look on the runway. Look at the sleeve details. Stunning.

Elizabeth Kennedy

This was a gorgeous collection of gala evening gowns. This dress in the middle is a dream.

 

Verdad

Verdad showed a beautiful collection which was feminine and wearable. This coat was my favorite piece on the runway. Love!

Photos courtesy of Verdad PR taken by Noam Galai

Custo Barcelona

Custo Barcelona showed a colorful collection with an ode to individuality and “shining the light.” It was built around iridescent lame, metallic fabrics, laminated fabrics, texture, glitter, Lurex thread, and sparkling precious stones. It was amazing!

Leann Marshall

Leanne Marshall showed a beautiful collection. It was a fun, lively collection, perfect for the girl who is young at heart, yet completely glam. Love!

Photo courtesy of In-Spades.com

Vivienne Hu

Always one of my favorite collections at fashion week. Hu played with texture; showing fabulous coats, stripes, and fabrications. Loved this look on the runway.

Namilia

Politically charged and avant-garde. Just. wow.

Stay tuned for my upcoming trend coverage from New York Fashion Week for the fall/winter 2017/2018 season!

Until next season . . .