Yep, it’s that time of year again, where the fashionable masses descend on the world's clothing capitals, all wrapped up in sartorial goodness for some slow-motion pavement crossing and front-row-perching. Here are the best looks we spotted at New York Fashion Week FW18.
INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
STREET-STYLE TAKEAWAYS FROM NYFW FW18
By Maybelle Morgan, February 14, 2018
Why so serious? This season, the show-goers were all about looking on the lighter and brighter side of life, with kitsch and OTT accessories in tow. Our fave was the elementary school-esque crocodile clips pinned into middle-parted hair (the more embellished, rainbow-colored or sequined the better).
Heritage checks dominated last year and are still very much the talk, and walk, of the town. The traditional belted trench gets a souped-up reboot in 2018 with sharp streaks of pink and a glossy plastic finish. Layered over an all-cream-everything outfit, with magenta socks peeking out underneath the mom jean turn-ups, what we’ve got here is a classic-meets-cool style situation.
Rain or shine
Speaking of plastic, the much-anticipated Blade Runner reboot made the squeaky stuff — and all things futuristic — a priority once again. But instead of the clear window-pane look, the show-goers stopped traffic with siren reds and printed styles in boxy Scandi trenches. Then, colour coordination and trend-led detailing (check those Western boots) upped the fun factor.
Ah, utility. Functional and fuss-free, we love you for your Scandi leanings and minimal silhouettes. Caroline Daur put utility dressing back on the map for FW18, with a head-to-toe tailored outfit. A cropped olive green leather jacket with all the boxy trimmings was paired with crisp tapered pants and finished off with chunky Timberland boots. A fanny pack slung across the body then added a cool-casj element.
Cozy and it knows it
Borg, shearling and anything moderately cozy dominated our wardrobes last year — and the FW18 street-style pack let it be known that it wasn’t going anywhere for fashion month. The teddy fur looked best in bright reds/corals, as well as oversized and on top of snug layers like turtleneck knits and flannel shirts.