The spring trends are in from New York Style Week’s Spring 2017 shows, and we’ve got a smart idea of exactly what we’ll be using in the coming season– once we finally come out the opposite of the winter, that is.
While lots of brand names experimented with a “see-now-buy-now” format this season– Tom Ford, Thakoon, Rebecca Minkoff, and Ralph Lauren among them– the huge majority still did things the old-fashioned way, providing us a chance to sneak peek their wares 6 months prior to they land in stores. A few of the trends that dominated 2016– off-the-shoulder designs, Vetements-style hoodies– are still kicking, however weren’t almost as common this time around. That said, there will still be a lot of bare clavicles, thanks to slouchy, one-shoulder pieces and a wave of skimpy bra tops, and athleisure’s influence still ruled at brand names with sportswear in their DNA, such as DKNY, Lacoste, and Alexander Wang.
Bold, bright, and remarkably textured, spring’s stripes are a shock of energy in a sea of timeless Bretons. And while they was available in all shades of the rainbow this season, our favorites were those that included graphic primaries anchored down with some polished black (naturally, Rosie Assoulin’s sequin shirtdress was another standout of the week).
I know, I understand: groundbreaking. However in all severity, the season’s florals felt fresh in their unabashed womanhood, blooming up and down long, tiered skirts, ruffled jumpsuits, and abundant sleeves.
For those with sufficient self-confidence (and not-so-ample cleavage), there will be endless chances next spring to take the crop-top trend to its sensible conclusion and avoid the “top” part entirely. Lingerie-like pieces were coupled with evening skirts, cropped jeans, slinky matches, and more at shows as varied as Alexander Wang, Tory Burch, and Oscar de la Renta. With a few months yet till they struck the racks, we at least have a lot of time to start dealing with our abs in preparation.
Shades of Blue
One of the easiest colors to wear was also among the most popular across the board this season– which must come as some relief to those require a break from black and white however aren’t rather prepared to hearken designers’ require orange as a brand-new neutral. From the palest seafoam to the wealthiest cerulean, blues are a tune everyone can sing.
Bad Women’ Club
More-is-more maximalism plus a DGAF mindset is shaping up to be the quickest ticket to the cool kids’ table this spring. The referrals might have been wide and differed– glam rock and rave culture at Marc Jacobs, rockabilly rebels at Coach, louche tropical vibes at Baja East– however ultimately, the very same young, wild, and free spirit went through a few of the best programs of the week.