4 Top Trends from New York Fashion Week

As always, we look to the fashion week runways to determine what may be trending in the world of fashion next season.  After studying this year’s collections we are confident that these top trends from New York Fashion Week will make their way into your closet in 2019.

Wide-brimmed Hats

If New York Fashion Week is correct, we will all be doing a much better job of protecting ourselves from the sun next spring. Several runway shows debuted looks accessorized by wide-brimmed hats.

 

Top Trends from New York Fashion Week Ralph Lauren Wide Brimmed Hats
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Ralph Lauren’s enormous 50th anniversary show featured more than 170 models wearing looks celebrating the brand’s storied history.  In this look, a lush green velvet evening dress is paired with a belted plaid button-down and a wide-brimmed felt hat.  While the hat is not available on the website as of this post’s writing, the dress is!

 

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New York designer Jonathon Simkhai sent light and breezy prairie-style dresses down the Spring 2019 runway.  Several of these looks were finished with light, stiff-brimmed hats like this off-white version.

 

 

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In his first NYFW, designer Jonathon Cohen played with patterns and layering.  The bohemian vibe of the show was echoed in the floppy, raw-edged hat worn by the first model down the runway.

Fashion Forward Trench Coats

Trench coats are Spring wardrobe staples.  Several designers at this year’s NYFW played with new iterations of this classic coats.  Some played with structure, while others experimented with scale.

 

 

 

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Fashion house Monse included this elevated trench coat in their Spring 2019 collection.  The oversize silhouette is a fresh take on this staple piece.

 

John Elliott Trench Coat New York Fashion Week
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John Elliott went full Deconstructist with this half-trench coat.  While this sporty style is designed for the runway, we appreciate that designers are looking for ways to push the trench coat forward.

Headscarves

Be prepared to channel Audrey Hepburn next spring!  Several designers included stylish head wraps or headscarves into their spring collections.

 

Top Trends from New York Fashion Week Cushnie Head Scarf
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Designer Carly Cushnie’s collection was inspired by Jamaican culture.  The collection included a handful of models wearing colorful head wraps with her vibrant spring designs.

 

 

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Tom Ford also styled his models with chic head wear.  This monochromatic look, complete with silk headscarf, looks so expensive.

 

 

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While the emphasis in the Kate Spade show was obviously on the handbags, models were often styled with oversize sunglasses and headscarves, ala Hepburn.  The stunning scarves are already available on the website as part of the spring preview capsule.

Strong Shoulders

Finally, designers across the board produced silhouettes that emphasized the models’ shoulders.  Some designers took the 9-to-5 shoulder padded blazer route, while others opted for softer puffed shoulders.

 

 

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In their first runway show, fashion house ESCADA brought the 1980s to today with women’s work wear in bold colors.  The broad shouldered, doubled-breasted blazers mean business!

 

 

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Designer Ulla Johnson took a softer approach with the feminine puffed and ruffled sleeves of her spring collection.

 

 

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We adore this look from Mara Hoffman.  The fitted bodice and sweetheart neckline of this floral dress are contrasted by the full puffed sleeves.

 

 

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Finally, Chinese designer Wang Tao managed to included both soft and hard shoulder silhouettes into her collection for her brand Taoray Wang.

So, which of these looks are you going to add to your closet in the spring?  Want some ideas for fall fashion?  See our highlights from New York Fashion Week in February.

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