New York Fashion Week: The Roundup

By Erinna Ma

New York was abuzz with activity this season – but not for reasons you might typically think. With multiple design houses adopting the See-Now-Buy-Now model, a direct-to-consumer format that releases collections for purchase immediately after the show, fashion show attendees were treated to a variety of fall/winter collections on top of their traditional spring/summer pickings.

This shifting retail trend was paired with another theme: grand venues and even grander spectacles. From the carnival delights at Tommy Hilfiger to Alexander Wang’s legendary junk food-fueled after-party (McDonald’s, anyone?), fashion shows were promoting more than just clothes – they were promoting a lifestyle.

So amid all the excitement surrounding these events, what can be said about the clothing? New York presented a dichotomous display between minimalistic designs and maxed-out prints, but here are five standout trends from SS17.

Asymmetrical Shoulders

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The off-shoulder trend continues with a nostalgic nod to old 80’s dance flicks.

Left to Right: Rodarte, Monse, Hellessy, Yeezy


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From lemon to amber, there’s a shade of yellow for every skintone.

Left to Right: Lacoste, Tibi, Erin Fetherston, Delpozo

Split Sleeves

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Clean slits modernized the sleeve to make it relaxed yet regal.

Left to Right: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Hellessy, Tibi, Michael Kors Collection

True Stripes

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These stripes made a bold impact on the runway, both thick and thin alike.

Left to Right: Alexander Wang, Acne Studios, Altuzarra, Alice + Olivia

Shades of White

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The minimalistic shade was adopted everywhere, from structured textiles to flowy silhouettes.

Left to Right: Zero + Maria Cornejo, Creatures of Comfort, Derek Lam, Brock Collection


One Comment Add yours

  1. Gregory Wong says:

    Interesting read, always amazed by how 3.1 Philip Lim is so well put together!

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