There were a lot of trends on view at NYFW this past week: from obvious Spring choices like pastel colors and bright citrus shades to (possibly unrealistic?) all white ensembles and graphic handbags (along with much maligned trends we’d love to see go away forever like peplums and crop tops).
But the trend that landed on nearly every runway?
Can you guess? More
Here at The Gloss, we tend to shy away from the too-common bullying language of many fashion publications–5 Designer Items You Need Right Now! 5 Bags Everyone Will Have!, etc–because it’s unrealistic and obnoxious (no one needs a designer anything, for one).
However, for those of you who like following fashion but feel no obligation to spend a month’s rent on a damn handbag, one very easy way to translate the runway to your regular old wardrobe is with color. By incorporating the season’s biggest shades–whether through recycling stuff you already have or buying something new–you’ll achieve roughly the same effect as wearing trendy, eye-catching (and super expensive) runway pieces. Next Spring, these are the colors you’ll be seeing. More
Celebrities love fashion week. Not just because they get wined and dined, sit front row, skip all the lines and leave loaded down with freebies–but because they get press, for the simple act of wearing clothes. Their outfits don’t have to be inventive, interesting or even stylish–if they’re famous and anywhere within a stone’s throw of Linc Center or Milk, they’ll get photographed. For dayz.
And we’ll contribute to the problem! More
Generally, when we think of high heels, we think that they should not be worn with socks. Right? That’s kind of part of the whole deal? More
Fashion Week happened, as you know, and now we begin the pick-up part of the season, where we root through the collections and decipher trends in color, texture, print, silhouette, etc. One Fall-appropriate hit: leather, especially dresses. They were tight and sexy at Cushnie et Ochs, cool and voluminous at Cynthia Rowley and surprisingly ladylike at Rachel Comey. They cropped up at Peter Som, Thakoon, even Marc Jacobs did a few.
A leather dress will go great with the rest of your urban warrior costume but… aren’t they still really sweaty? And they bunch in such unflattering ways! And it’s hard to pull off a heavy texture like that. Here’s a few of the different styles we saw at NYFW, let us know if you’ll be headed that direction next Fall.
Spring is the time for prints: florals, usually, and this past fashion week saw some weirdo forays into Hawaiian. However, three of the biggest trends to emerge for prints weren’t actually about flowers: we saw geometric patterns, plenty of ombre and animals. …I don’t mean leopard spots or tiger stripes, but prints of animals: birds, butterflies, even a few zebras. Let’s take a look. More
I’ll probably never be cool enough to wear a dress like this, but a girl can dream: behold the awesome, abstract shoreline print that came down the runway at Rachel Comey’s great show. The cut (especially the neckline) of the dress is already such a strong argument for minimalism, but throwing on that insanely great print knocks it out of the park. More
One of the most unmistakeable trends to have emerged for Spring 2012 is cobalt. Cobalt is everywhere this fashion week: minis, gowns, outerwear and especially trousers. While sifting through all the runway galleries for trends, we couldn’t help but feel a bit of deja vu when we came across Yigal Azrouel’s collection and Rachel Comey’s in short succession. Here, both designers send cobalt trousers down the runway and both pair the rich shade with restrained sandy beige… but Yigal’s look is all Celine-y simplicity, and Comey does downtown cool. The question is: which do you prefer? More
I’ve never been to a garden party but I figure, if you were to attend one, you’d need a light, white (maybe eyelet?) dress and a soft, featherweight cardigan. So, for those of you who can handle (maybe even enjoy) direct sunlight, here are some light Spring-appropriate cardigans, perfect for warming weather that hasn’t yet begun to swelter. More
Last week Jennifer and I were figuring out some upcoming Friday Style Icons because I didn’t want every week to be about mining ’90s movies I liked as a child. And we immediately concluded, Let’s do A League of Their Own! Unfortunately, A League of Their Own is the opposite of what we were trying to do. So I did a gallery of awesome Chloe Sevigny looks. This week, as we were compiling stuff for our tribute to the ladysports classics, intrepid intern Jill was like, “Just like Nylon!” and we were like, “WHAA?” Then she broke our fucking hearts by showing us a spread in this month’s Nylon about makeup inspired by A League of Their Own. Since we’d already gotten a bunch of images together, we were like, fuck it, it’s okay, people can accept that two separate entities arrived at the same obscure idea independently. Right? Right? More
One undeniable trend on the catwalk this past NYFW (besides the dreaded printed pants!) was a decidedly more wearable trouser: of the wide leg variety. Some had a challenging high waist, some had an exotic harem cut, but all were voluminous. There’s a right version of this style for everyone, so here’s some ideas from the runway and a whole lot of options. More
Now that we’ve come out of our NYFW haze and adequately re-hydrated, we’ve begun the project of sifting through hundreds of images from the runways and attempting to parse what will stick and what won’t for Fall 2011. That said, let me be frank with you: More
If there’s one major trend we saw on the Fall 2011 runways at NYFW, it was… prints. By which we mean prints on everything. Abstract prints, geometric prints, criss-crossing lines, bright and graphic prints splashed across skirts, sweaters, dresses and especially pants (but we’ll get to that). In the interim, we scoured the internet for printed pieces with a touch of what we saw on the catwalk. As always, we tried to keep the pricepoints as accessible as we’re able. More
I was trying to find something whimsical for The Score that would sate my want of Hayden-Harnett’s Fantasia bags; something that felt a little odd and a little fantastical. I was psyched on this Rachel Comey piece in baby alpaca fur: a dainty little bag with a retro feminine clasp and a long velvet ribbon as a shoulder strap. And even better, More