5 fashion trends from New York Fashion Week you need to know about


The NYFW 411? Designers were determined to get you in the mood for the Oscars with a host of couture-worthy gowns stealing the limelight on the runways; while away from high-drama silhouettes, we’re set for a revival of heritage checks, luxe knit dresses and office-worthy leather to reinvigorate your current autumn/winter wardrobe.

Vogue rounds up the five most impactful trends direct from the New York runways:

The trend: Heritage checks remixed

Image: Khaite AW19, InDigital

Image: Michael Kors AW19, InDigital

Image: Oscar de la Renta AW19, InDigital

Image: R13 AW19, InDigital

Image: Rachel Comey AW19, InDigital

Where we’ve seen it:
Khaite, Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs, Priscavera

What you need to know:
Next season brings a new twist on capacious Eighties-style suiting. According to New York’s designers, countrified checked tailoring is set to enter our working wardrobes–see Khaite and Coach’s two-pieces. Oscar de la Renta and Marc Jacobs offer a fresh reference point for eveningwear; while Gypsy Sport and Priscavera cast blanket checks as part of the Millennial’s essential wardrobe.

How to wear it now:
Switch your oversized black cocktail blazer for tweed and fasten with a contrasting belt.

The trend: Knit dressing

Image: Brock Collection AW19, Go Runway

Image: Ulla Johnson AW19, InDigital

Image: Tory Burch AW19, InDigital

Image: Tibi AW19, InDigital

Image: The Row AW19, InDigital

Image: Proenza Schoulder AW19, InDigital

Image: Micheal Kors AW19, InDigital

Image: Lou Dallas AW19, InDigital

Image: Gabriela Hearst AW19, InDigital

Where we’ve seen it:
The Row, Brock Collection, Ekhaus Latta, Michael Kors, Proenza Schouler

What you need to know:
Knitwear has earned a prime catwalk spot thanks to NYFW. From slimline ribbed knit dresses (Proenza Schouler) to comforting homespun ponchos (Tory Burch)–the woollen dress is shaping up to be one of autumn/winter 2019’s key investment buys.

How to wear it now:
Shed the chunky shearling/puffer/faux fur: buy your sweater two sizes up for knee-grazing knit to pair with a blanket knit scarf draped over the shoulders.

The trend: XXL gowns

Image: Brandon Maxwell AW19, InDigital

Image: Vaquera AW19, InDigital

Image: Tomo Koizumi AW19, InDigital

Image: Rodarte AW19, InDigital

Image: Christian Cowan AW19, InDigital

Where we’ve seen it:
Tomo Koizumi, Marc Jacobs, Rodarte, Christian Cowan

What you need to know:
Chances are you caught a glimpse of rising design star Tomo Koizumi’s blockbuster show on Instagram, as LOVE editor-in-chief Katie Grand, makeup artist Pat McGrath and hair stylist Guido Palau united on a fashion spectacle capable of breaking the internet, one enormous gown at a time. Koizumi wasn’t alone, with fellow ready-to-wear designers Marc Jacobs, Christian Cowan, Sies Marjan and Rodarte pulling out the frou, frills and taffeta in saturated shades on their NYFW runways too.

How to wear it now:
First: beg, steal or borrow Valentino couture. Second: carry off a sense of an occasion (with an edge) and plump for a voluminous taffeta skirt, paired with a zero-fuss crisp white shirt.

The trend: Tailored leather

Image: Khaite AW19, InDigital

Image: Zimmerman AW19, InDigital

Image: Tibi AW19, InDigital

Image: Tom Ford AW19, InDigital

Image: Sies Marjan AW19, InDigital

Image: Proenza Schouler AW19, InDigital

Image: Maryam Nassir Zadeh AW19, InDigital

Where we’ve seen it:
fashion trend digest: The NYFW edition, Zimmermann, Maryam Nassir Zadeh

What you need to know:
Leather (including the latest vegan-friendly varieties) is back in the spotlight, subject to an office-proof update. Gone are the oversized biker jackets, replaced by the mid-Nineties leather blazer, leading the way at Proenza Schouler, Tibi and Tom Ford. Anyone who’s wardrobe leans heavily on modest midi dresses should look to Zimmermann for their new season takeaway, where a certain sumptuous tailored leather dress caught buyers’ eyes.

How to wear it now:
Stow the biker jacket and shop architectural lines: if the backbone of your wardrobe is a tailored trouser or calf-length dress, these are your starting points for introducing wearable leather or leather-look pieces.

The trend: The scarlet dress

Image: Rodarte AW19, InDigital

Image: Hellessy AW19, InDigital

Image: Brock Collection AW19, InDigital

Image: LaQuan Smith AW19, InDigital

Image: Michael Kors AW19, InDigital

Image: Oscar de la Renta AW19, InDigital

Where we’ve seen it:
Michael Kors, LaQuan Smith, Tory Burch, Brock Collection

What you need to know:
Whether you’re a diehard romantic who’s drawn to pillowy sleeves, or looking for the knockout cocktail dress that is guaranteed to turn heads, there was a scarlet dress on New York’s runways for everyone. From elegant quilting at Oscar de la Renta to a Wizard of Oz-worthy sprinkling of sequins at Hellessy, the ultimate statement of unabashed femininity is back.

How to wear it now:
Don’t reserve your scarlet dress for evenings out. A contrasting pair of knee boots (try patchwork leather as spied at Michael Kors) will edge eye-popping shades of fire engine red into a daytime domain.




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