New York Fashion Week is officially over and we can now focus on London Fashion Week! However, I feel pretty much obliged to bring you the highlights from the fall/winter shows. When I started this blog back in November, I backdated and included all of the posts I wrote since September 2017 when I made the decision to launch a blog. I intend to continue this tradition until I can or I’m told off by you guys! Ahead, this year’s New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter ’18 highlights, followed by the compulsory gallery with the best picks!

New York Fashion Week FW ’18 Highlights

  • Audra Danielle Noyes’s latest collection was inspired by seasons of uncertainty.
  • Grey Jason Wu’s secondary line was held in the dining room of his beautiful downtown apartment.
  • Lisa Perry brought a little optimism by keeping her Fall offerings light, happy, and upbeat.
  • Rachel Zoe doubled down this season – flares got wider, prints got louder and plunges got deeper.
  • Alena Akhmadullina gave us her usual dose of extravagance – intricate embroideries and rich furs were presented at this year’s New York Fashion Week.
  • Rachel Antonoff’s Fall 2018 Royal Bitch collection was inspired by portraits of staid royals pictured alongside their trusty pooches. Ahem… If you say so, Rachel, if you say so!
  • Shoji’s collection was all about the #MeToo movement – bold and unapologetic; being sexy and provocative doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be taken seriously! Yes, Shoji, yes!
  • Ulla Johnson’s presence at New York Fashion Week is a fairly recent development, but she actually launched her line 20 years ago. She decided to put some pants on her Fall runway while looking back to the late-’90s genesis of her label.
  • Designers Mijia Zhang and Wei Lin’s PH5 collection is designed by women for women, inspiring classic ladies to get a little wild.
  • Adam Selman outdid himself with his unabashed ode to ’80s haute-camp.
  • Pamella Roland 2018 Fall collection was inspired by a recent trip to Prague – the historical architecture and applying jewels were seen in many of her pieces.
  • Yigal Azrouël celebrated his brand’s 20th anniversary by looking through the archives and reflecting on the past.
  • For her latest New York Fashion Week Fall Collection, Burch presented combinations of sturdy parkas which topped fluid patchwork-print dresses.
  • Taylor’s approach this Fall season has been simple: to make special, beautiful pieces that will survive in a wardrobe for the next decade or so.
  • A romantic vibe described this year’s Brock Collection.
  • Rebecca de Ravenel’s Fall 2018 was still very much designed for the jewellery lover, but with a more magpie-like approach to print, texture, and colour.
  • Another #MeToo inspired New York Fashion Week collection was presented by Jill Stuart. “Individuality and women expressing themselves through art,” she said of her Fall collection’s message.
  • Brandon Maxwell left a note with a declared valentine on every seat at the presentation of his Fall collection in New York.
  • Jenny Packham’s Fall collection was all about the intergalactic vibe.
  • This New York Fashion Week was the last one for Carolina Herrera. She’s stepping into an ambassadorial role while creative director Wes Gordon will take the lead.
  • Animal prints of the ’30s and ’40s, sharp blazers in pastel pink glitter and bold-shoulder dresses with crystal trimming down the sleeves were presented by the Area duo.
  • Sui’s Fall collection was all about the joy of getting dressed up.
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim show kicked-off with a series of cosy colour-blocked skinny knits in pastel shades.
  • Nicky Zimmermann’s garments were designed for the women who are in desperate need of unfussy clothes.
  • Prabal Gurung joined the list of many designers who embraced the #MeToo movement this year and continued with his activism from last year when he sent out a parade of slogan T-shirts: “This is what a feminist looks like; The future is female”.

Are you following NYFW? What did you think of this NYFW Fall collections?

If interested, check out my last NYFW, covering the SS ’18 collections!

x Mariya

Images/Credit: Vogue