September is fashion month!!! Yay! NYFW is over and the runways have been awash with colour. Designers worldwide are now briming with inspiration, enthusiam and new ideas. Breaking down the shows into trends to follow can be a daunting task, luckily its one I relish, so I’ve done the hard work for you. Below are the 7 main themes I could see coming through from NYFW. Now, bring on LFW!
Stripes and Checks
Stripes are always a staple, and this season is no exception. They are casual, fun and playful in bright bold primary colours. Checks are similar with an injection of distress. My favourite was showcased at Naeem Khan, with stunning compilmentary pastel and nude shades in a geometric placement.
Graffiti and Street Art
This is always a fun, youthful trend to see, although it isn’t a personal favourite of mine. This season nods towards a cartoon style, with another sub trend of abstract paint splashes and surface interest, which is a good way to express a vibrant colour palette.
Childlike Retro Tropics
The cartoon trend and tropics blend together in Anna Sui’s pineapple printed chiffons, which are super funky for summer. Mara Hoffman brought this trend into its own with punchy tropical colours and over sized palm leaves for a fresh take on this concept giving it a throwback, retro feel.
This is one of the stronger trends coming through, being featured by a few different designers, but each in slightly different ways. Coach, Tommy Hilfiger, BCBG Max Azria had a younger, rag doll vibe to their placements, patchworks and panelling while Diane Von Furstenberg showed off a more mature and chic take on the trend.
This is the most luxurious trend to march down the runway, with exquisite embroidery, embellishment and appliqué guaranteed to make all feminine girls drool. This has a feel of Haute Couture and high end luxury that is so beautifully captivating.
Boho Engineered Placements
There were a few trends that didn’t apply to enough designers to be considered as full on trends, but were far too amazing to ignore, so just as a ‘trend to watch’, boho placements…
…Beautiful Mixed Media Florals
This is a trend I think will explode all over the high street next season, so I’m banking on LFW and Milan to bring me some more floral loveliness to pad this one out a bit more! – Bring it on!