The five trends you will actually wear from New York fashion week
(Plus one you probably won’t)
‘WHAT, THESE OLD JEANS?’ JEANS
Dressing as though you don’t have the bandwith to agonise over your outfit is a power move. Victoria Beckham nailed it in the run up to her show, wearing jeans (straight legged, 2in off the ankle) and a plain white T-shirt of which she said: “I just haven’t had time to think about what to wear.”
THE HERITAGE BLAZER
This was absolutely everywhere, worn with jeans, skirts or with trousers as part of a suit (seen, left, on fashion blogger Danielle Bernstein). The effect was slouchy and oversized, a slight smartening up, rather than the full hard-edged Working Girl look.
Is yellow the new pink? NYFW answered this, the question de nos jours, in the affirmative, with catwalks and front rows full of highlights.
There was the Haute Pursuit blogger Vanessa Hong’s pale maxi slip dress to the chunky yolk-coloured jumpers at Prabal Gurung (left) and bright shots of daffodil and marigold elsewhere.
A LONG, CHUNKY JUMPER WORN OVER A MIDI-LENGTH PLEATED SKIRT
Not the kind of showy look that will guarantee Instagram influencers a starring role on street-style blogs, but this was the understated, chic silhouette that many show attendees were wearing, including editor Eva Chen (left). Ergo, a piece of real-life style inspiration.
You may not have worn them since Destiny’s Child were a four-piece, but Raf Simons put them on his catwalk for the second season this NYFW (left), while cool kids such as Millie Bobby Brown and Karlie Kloss are into them already. They will soon be yee-hawing their way to a high street near you.
THE FRENCH CUT SWIMSUIT
The award for most annoying catwalk micro-trend goes to the very highcut swimsuits that were worn under low-slung trousers, shorts and skirts at labels including Tom Ford (left) and Fenty x Puma. Sadly, it is now inevitable that bare hips will be the in thing by spring.