Some critics may say that New York has lost its touch when it comes to being a fashion capital but this past week of runway shows has done everything to prove them wrong. While there have been a few fashion weeks since the pandemic, this one felt like a true return. Kim Jones celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Fendi Baguette with a jaw-drop-worthy show and a joyous collab with Marc Jacobs. Internet-loved brands like Luar and Mirror Palais made their runway debuts and reminded everyone why fashion is worth believing in. Anne Hathaway brought back her signature outfit from The Devil Wears Prada front row at Michael Kors because she simply knows the power she holds. And that’s just a few standout moments of what this past week has brought onto the sartorial world. If you haven’t been keeping up, you’re in for a treat.
In terms of trends, there was a sensual mood amongst the collections, as fabrics were often dainty and sheer. See-through tops and skirts dominated the runways of shows like Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Tory Burch, and LaQuan Smith. But while skin may be in, there were also a few trends offering a rebuttal. Think floor-sweeping hemlines, powerfully voluminous gowns, and various types of layering—double skirts catching our attention the most. The “ultra-femme” aesthetic also continues to pull its weight via icy pastels, lace, and liquified sequins.
There are still 3 more cities to go, and expectations are now higher than ever. To give you a taste of the magic we saw on the runways, we’re sharing the top trends to know from New York Fashion Week below.