Hello fashionistas of the world!
The month of fashion weeks is in full swing, so I thought it would be a good idea to reflect on this exciting time of the year!
In September/October, brands showcase their spring and summer collections. I always found it a little weird to see those trends that we’ll only “experience” 6 months later, but hey, that’s fashion right?! ( Although things might be starting to change… see the end of this post)
The first fashion week is held in New York, followed by London, Milan, and finally Paris.
NEW YORK FASHION WEEK #NYFW (September 7th – September 14th)
Who are the big names?
Obviously, there was a long list of designers who showcased their collection during NYFW. Some of the biggest names are: Naeem Khan, Marchesa, Jenny Packham, Victoria Beckham, and Vera Wang (Full list –> Here).
The sweater as an accessory seen at Thakoon. I love sweaters. I own a ton of them. Sometimes, I just want to rock a minimal look and the sweater is the perfect piece for that. And in Belgium, the weather is so changing, the sweater as an accessory is actually quite convenient 😉
The button-dow shirt with a twist: seen at Elizabeth and James, and Alexander Wang. I love button-down shirts. You can pair them with anything. It’s classy, and feminine, and timeless. So I’m looking forward to seeing what they come up with!
Military jackets: seen at Tom Ford, Yeezy, Marc Jacobs. That’s fierce. Period.
Pants jumpsuit: seen at Brandon Maxwell, boss, Alexander Wang. I have two. One black and one with a cute summer print. They are probably two of my most comfortable pieces… Just don’t drink more water than usual when you wear one 😀
Cocoon sweater dresses: seen at DKNY, Yeezy, Tommy Hilfiger. Yaaayyyy, really excited about that!!! I’m literally jumping with excitement. Not sure I’ll wear these kinds of dresses when it’s super hot outside (you never know, maybe we’ll have an actual summer next year), but it will definitely be one of my go-to looks during spring.
Show your shoulders: seen at DVF, Self-Portrait, Rosie Assoulin, Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham, Hood by Air. I like pieces that let you show casually your shoulder. It’s sexy, but when it’s done well, you can still look elegant.
Yellow! Seen at Creatures of Comfort, Marissa Webb, 3.1. Phillip Lim, and Tibi. I actually bought a yellow jacket this summer. At first, I was not sure about the color, but now I love it! So I’m kind of excited about seeing more yellow next spring.
Red: seen at Rodarte, Hellessey, Oscar de la Renta. Red is sexy.
Pink! Seen at Michael Kors, Mac Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta. You know I love pink. Elle Woods forever!
Over-the-knee socks: Seen at Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs, DKNY. I always say that fashion is supposed to be fun. Over-the-knee socks are the definition of fun. Besides, I’m going to Japan next month, I think I’ll snatch some real life ideas on how to rock them 🙂
Hearts all over! Seen at Rodarte, Anna Sui, Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler. I own a pair of pants with red hearts all over. Show me love goddamit!
Statement earrings: seen at Proezna Schouler, CG by Chris Genlinas, Delpozo, Altuzarra, Creatures of the Wind. I don’t wear a lot of jewels. But when I do, I like to wear a statement piece, whether it’s a bracelet, a necklace, rings, or earring in that case.
Ankle bling: Seen at Rodarte, Alexander Wang, DVF. Ankle bling could definitely be considered as statement jewels. Refer to above-mentioned point :p
Other noteworthy/odd trends include:
- Show your bra (not sure I’ll embrace that one… )! Seen at Alexander Wang, Oscar de la Renta, 3.1. Phillip Lim, Victoria Beckham…
- The Dress-Pants pairing (it reminds me of an odd trend when I was a teenager… ): seen at Rosie Assoulin, Banana Republic, Adeam
- Super duper long belts (if you’re clumsy, maybe you should forget about this one :p ): seen at Tibi, DVF, Victoria Beckham
- Faux rips along the seams: seen at 3.1. Phillip Lim, DKNY, Self-Portrait
Fashion bloggers in NYFW?
Chiara was there, Aimee was there, Kristina was there, Christelle was there… They were all there!
And 2 of my favorite (or maybe my two favorite) bloggers:
Paola Alberdi (Blank Itinerary🙂
And Alexandra Pereira (Lovely Pepa):
The “Seen Now, Buy Now, Wear Now” model is growing more popular. Banana Republic, Michael Kors, and Ralph Lauren are a few examples of brands that made some of their pieces directly available (check out the others here), instead of waiting for months to make it available to their customers.