180 fashion shows during New York Fashion Week and we were able to narrow it down to 105 photos. It’s a lot, we know. But this NYFW was different. Amidst the current political climate, it was a chance for designers, most of whom have not spoken out at all about things occurring with the new Trump administration, to use their art, craft, and platforms to take a stand and make a statement.
And that is what happened. September fashion month was already politically charged since the elections followed it by only a few weeks, but it seems the fashion industry had more to say. Messages relating to #NoBanNoWall, gender equality, and the call to respect basic human dignity was prevalent on the runways. From t-shirts at Prabal Gurung to the founders of the Women’s March speaking (and dancing) at Mara Hoffman, designers expressed themselves through fashion in their own ways. Models at shows like Tome were diverse in age, ethnicity, sex, and size. Public School’s “Make America New York” caps accompanied Gypsy Sport’s plea to remember the homeless and displaced in society, including Syrian refugees in Europe.
What about the fashions? It was, by far, the return of the power suit. Oversized or deconstructed, off the shoulder or shortened into culottes, there is a pantsuit to serve all tastes. Most popular: the gray check pantsuit.
See a list of other trends we are predicting for this autumn/winter below:
FALL/WINTER 2017-18 TRENDS
- Eyelit belts
- Oversized, bulky blazers
- Lace-up boots
- Red boots
- Corsets: built-in and detachable
- More fanny packs (Thanks Alexander Wang)
- Suspenders + harnesses on socks and pants, or over coats.
- Puffer jackets as scarves
- Very high waisted pants
- Ankle belts
- More fishnets, but ones that look like a fish-eye
- Fur muffs over sleeves and coats
- Sweaters as belts and to cinch an outfit.