It’s only the beginning of Day 3 for New York Fashion Week but there are already three major trends arising. These trends have aspects in almost every runway show yet…
Seen at BCBG Max Azria and Preen asymmetry is big again. I for one equate asymmetrical dresses with the style you would buy for winter formals in high school but due to the draping aspect as well at BCBG and the more innovative lines at Preen, it might actually grow on me this season. I would say that 75% of the looks from BCBG Max Azria had some type of waved line and because the materials were so loose and flowing it created a wind-walked sensation for the runway. I love that they belted each look to give a waist to the models that would’ve been lost beneath all that fabric. Preen on the other hand had many of their mini dresses ultra-short in front with longer pieces on the side. Could be a getting-out-of-a-cab disaster, but I think it’s new and fresh and would be the perfect look for many celebrities for the casual award shows. Preen also showed the tulip cut in a dress which I thought was so super adorable on a floral dress. Overall, the trend is growing on me when it’s done right.
2. Color Highlighted Hair
From Left to Right: Vena Cava, Cynthia Rowley and Chanel Couture
Many designers are bringing the color to their lines through hair this Fall/Winter season. Vena Cava showed mostly black looks but had the shocking hot pink for when the girls turned around. Cynthia Rowley also showed mainly muted palettes with pops of hot pink, turquoise and yellow and gave a slight hint of spring with baby blue streaks through model’s crimped hair. Chanel started the wave by showing models proudly wearing grey in their couture show last week. Since then women such as Kate Moss, Pink and others have been sporting the colored look. I for one, would not wear grey in my hair, but I would absolutely be up for some (clip-in!) color every once in awhile. I now have dark hair, but I absolutely love the baby blue with the blonde at Cynthia Rowley, looks surfer girl chic to me!
Cutouts are being seen all over the Fall runways and I can see why. Men love seeing a little skin, and during winter we’re all covered up to keep warm, but now we have the ability for a little peek a boo skin whether on the sides, with sheer paneling in the front, or demurely the shoulders. Seen above at Herve Leger, Twinkle by Wenlan (a personal photo) and Preen cutouts are making a come back. Sexy yet not overtly, it’s a great way to spice up any LBD (that goes for Little Black or Bright! Dress).
Another common thread was ivory tights. White tights always remind me of First Communion and Church going days but the off-white paired with olive and black booties all of a sudden seemed like the perfect alternative for those of us who get sick of black but feel like a circus performer when wearing colored tights. Off-white brings in the winter wonderland feel and when it has a thicker material and is more opaque you can accentuate those pale stems all winter long.
Update: I forgot to post this on Saturday (actually I accidently clicked save draft instead of publish that’s why!!) But this is what the trends were on Saturday w/ some photo updates from today but also new trend report coming soon with the likes of liquid metallics, velvet, and school girl chic! Big trends coming!
Photos from StyleList, NYMag, and personal photos.