7 Need-to-Know Highlights from New York Fashion Week

As New York fashion week is well underway, our Senior Editor of The Fashion Feed, Polly Walters highlights your top seven Need-to-Know’s from New York Fashion Week.

7 Need-to-Know Highlights from New York Fashion Week

Key Trend: Pretty Feminine

There’s a fresh and positive springtime feel to the start of this season. As the title suggests, this trend is full of ultra-feminine pieces that are as pretty as they are beautiful. From blouses edged with frills to dresses with deep layers and folds, these work just as well for after-five dressing as they will for satisfying the need for #abovethekeyboard dressing.

Ulla Johnson

Key Trend: Mango Sorbet

Zesty shades of mango sorbet proved to be a key direction in New York, with many designers opting to apply this shade to head-to-toe looks.As we predicted, this colour is becoming a mood-boosting, feel-good bright for womenswear.

Simon Millar

Key Item: Comfort Blazer

Practicality is key with items that not only are easy to wear but complement a #stayathomestyle outfit. This means it’s no surprise that the blazer, in several guises, makes a noticeable entrance. The silhouette is looser, accommodating the move toward comfort. This is the piece to dress up those relaxed trousers, a simple dress, skirt or short.

Private Policy

Key Print: Watercolour

What’s next for tie-dye? “Well, expect watercolour to be the medium of choice for S/S 21 prints, as spotted in Jason Wu’s collection,” Says Senior Print & Graphics Editor, Hannah Watkins “From statement florals to animal skins, soften your perennial favourites with watercolour washes for commercial appeal, offering an easy update to popular printed dresses.”

Jason Wu

Key Detail: Cutout

Cutout details cropped up at New York Fashion Week, where designers such as Sandy Liang, C+plus Series and Kim Shui all exploring the use of negative space. An easy way to drive newness for basic tank shapes, simple cut-outs that draw attention to the waist seem to be the go-to detail. For a more commercial application, consider simple cold shoulders.


Footwear & Accessories: Square Toe

The ubiquitous square toe returns as a key footwear detail at NYFW. From flat slides and padded sandals to statement mules, make sure this must-have feature is represented throughout S/S 21 collections.


Denim: Joyful Expression

Collina Strada collaborated with artist Sean-Kierre Lyons for a series of hand-doodled flowers and other expressive illustrations, offering up some serious mood-boosting, but most importantly sustainable denim looks.

Collina Strada

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