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!