What You Missed at NYFW SS18

If you’re like me, you’ve been enjoying the first week of fashion month watching the shows on your computer from the comfort of your own home. Turns out you can’t just show them how many Instagram followers you have and get let in! Since I ditched the commute, I actually had the time to look through all the shows and pick out my favourite looks. You can keep scrolling to see them all, but for now; Spring 2018 seems like a long way away, so lets look at something a little more appropriate for this season.

 

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It might look like a fall collection, but this is Coach SS18. With ’30s and ’70s vibes, this collection was dropped on a runway of glitter in a New York alleyway. Coach has been represented by some major celebrities as of late, going with subtle Old Hollywood underpinnings this season is an obvious, yet appealing choice.

A little something else I like for SS18 that also happens to be fall-appropriate is Wendy Nichol.

 

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There are plenty of pieces I really like from this collection, but these two dresses really stand out. Here they are in all their glory. It looks like something from the 1800’s but edgier. Can you say Westworld?

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You could certainly wear these hoodies and pants for fall, but this collection is Rihanna’s latest interpretation of spring and summer fashion. She just dropped Fenty Beauty, but that doesn’t mean FentyxPuma is going anywhere. With Motocross racers jumping and flipping in the background, it’s hard to imagine this brand slowing down any time soon.

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This designer might be from Moscow, but that didn’t stop her from taking cultural motifs from all over the world and showing them in New York; and she did it all in a refreshing way. Alena Akhmadullina knows what the Game of Thrones ladies would be wearing if there were Instagram in Westeros.

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Speaking of Insta-ready evening wear, my explore page was completely flooded with the designs from this Rodarte collection for the first day or so after it dropped. And why wouldn’t it be; these looks are delicate, feminine, and spring-appropriate.

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Rodarte has been slaying the game for years now, but people really started taking recognition after this show. The models look like queens.

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This Reem Acra collection was chock-full of stuffy evening wear, but included a few desirable pieces for millennial Instagram queens too.

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The creative geniuses at Marchesa know that evening wear is going out, and street style is in. They blended the best of both worlds and out came these decadent design. I can’t wait to see these dresses in editorials.

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Each of these gowns is a complete work of art. I can’t imagine how many thousands of hours New York interns spent putting this all together; and you can bet they’ve already got a start on next season.

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The second red dress is like the 2017 version of my grad dress. I also love the ’20s style feathers and bling on the second-last dress.

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Can you tell I really like all of these Marchesa dresses?

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Anna Sui, who usually makes decadent, high-end evening gowns, toned it down for SS18. These indie boho designs will no doubt become all the rage by the time festival season rolls around again.

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Some of you might know this show as the show where Gigi lost a shoe and Bella helped her down the runway for the finale; how cute is that.

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Among some of the cutest streetwear this NYFW was delivered by Alexander Wang at #WangFest; his rock-star-reminiscent show where models began their walks by stepping out of a giant tour bus. The slip-style party frocks donned by Kaia Gerber, Bella Hadid, and Kendall Jenner were all over Instagram for days.

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Alice + Olivia are known for making hype-worthy streetwear without all the gimmicks. The designers behind this brand are ahead of the Instagram curve, and in more ways than one. Not only do they have a solid handle on the budding bell-bottom trend, but they’re proving that no one else does ’60s and ’70s style better. Not in New York, anyways.

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By the looks of it, the floral and the festival chic trends aren’t going anywhere this spring.

All the looks I’ve discussed so far have received major hype, deservingly so. Here are some looks it seems like no one’s talking about.

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People can’t get enough of Alexander Wang, and I’m here showing this Vetements collection to anyone who will listen like “THIS is fashion! Can you believe this is fashion? I’m a fashion blogger and I can hardly believe this is fashion.” I’ve been talking about this, but why aren’t we talking about this?

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This deserves to get talked about. What did the director say to these models before these were taken? I can hardly imagine. “Nuclear family with 2.5 kids but then make it fashion”.

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Some of these looks are genuinely good. I love that red duster on the bottom row here. But the shoes… and the pose and the expression of the two guys on either side of her… Vetements, what are you doing to me?

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For those of you who do not know, vetements is a French word that means “clothes”. The French brand, Vetements, have based their brand off this; making just clothes.

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It might be “just clothes” to them, but to me, any one of these items of clothing could pay my mortgage for three months. And are those knife boots? Those sure look like Balenciaga knife boots.

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There’s a lot more that went down at NYFW for SS18, and many more collections I absolutely love and can’t wait to share… stay tuned for more!

 

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