It’s that time of year again! While New York City prepares for winter, the fashion world is already setting its sights on spring and summer 2018.
New York Fashion Week is a whirlwind, and since a lot happens it’s easy to get lost among the fringe, beading and silk. So I’m guiding you through the top three trends from NYFW so you’re ready when the weather gets warmer again. And of course, since it’s tradition, I’ll also feature my favorite Marchesa dresses… and NYFW’s hottest male models!
But first up, the top three trends from NYFW Spring/Summer 2018:
#1 Ballet-Inspired Etherial Dresses
Watching this season’s runways felt a lot like watching ballet performances. The dresses flowed beautifully in more grown-up versions of tutus, reminding us that fashion is really just dress-up for adults! This trend was epitomized by:
Oscar de la Renta
#2 Bright Pinks and Oranges
Generally spring is all about pastels, but this year NYFW designers went bolder with vibrant pops of color in warm tones. These were my favorites:
#3 Unique Florals
Whenever designers use floral prints, I can’t help but think of Miranda Priestly’s sarcastic quote in The Devil Wears Prada: “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.”
However, this year designers had a unique take on florals by including elements that made the garments look like anything but your typical Easter dress.
Brock added black lace to some designs, and made the florals see-through in others.
Zimmermann showed some skin, actually making florals look sexy.
Christian Siriano was the most unique, combining florals with metallic sheens to create a futuristic look.
You know Marchesa is my favorite designer, so it should come as no surprise that every fashion week this is the show I look forward to most. And, of course, I look forward to picking my favorite designs and showing them to you! Here they are, the dresses I hope to be wearing this year:
And, finally, my NYFW guide isn’t complete without a little bit of eye candy! Ralph Lauren had hot cars and hotter men in one of the most memorable runway shows of the season!
Now you’re ready for spring and summer… once we get through another New York winter of course!