From the opening show of Tom Ford to the closing show of Marc Jacobs, we were feeling major 80’s vibes this New York Fashion Week and we were not mad about it! Why the over embellishments and dramatic details of the 80’s? “That’s the moment when women first emerged in a real way into the workforce and they dominated with their big shoulders and bright colors,” explains Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. Some other big trends we saw were statement tights, Western boots, “matrix” outfits (think leather trench coats), exaggerated neckwear, crazy animal prints, and tracksuits. Of course we will still see our plaids, menswear inspired suits, and fall florals but with more emphasis on the silhouette. The colors that popped were fuchsia and orange. A lot of designers were inspired by the Time’s Up and #MeToo movement. Let’s just say next fall is all about making a statement and meaning it!
You are probably thinking, I would never wear anything from the above photos. Well Fashion Week is all about going over the top! These designers that showcase these major events (i.e. runways, presentations, and shows) all have a MAJOR effect on what you will see in stores 6-12 months from now. This is because this is where all commercial and huge brands/designers get inspiration from. It is the basic economy model called the trickle down effect. So how do you take these photos and get inspiration from them to up your fashion game? Look at every detail possible. The silhouette, the fabric, the colors, and overall how it is styled. Take one piece and try to incorporate that into your every day style. Whether that be a colorful tight with your LBD or replacing your coat with a fun print!