February 25, 2017

Fashion Week 2017: New Trends on the Runway

From call to actions, to urban street style and deconstructed looks, Fashion Week 2017 provided some empowering designs.

by Byron Cordero

Deconstructed, Fashion Week 2017, Byron Cordero
Deconstructed; Designer and photography credits, left to right: Monse, Voque; Delpozo, Voque; Denibi, Dan Lecca.

Deconstructed

Gone are the days when you had to worry about being perfect for someone else. Perfection is found in imperfection. The tailors aren't to blame for a sloppy hand, they are embracing our longing for common roots (like in nature) where things tend be irregular but still attractive. Raw. Untouched.

GenderBender
Gender Bender; Designer and photography credits left to right: Calvin Luo; Victoria Beckham, Voque.
GenderBender
Gender Bender; Designer and photography credits left to right: DKNY, Voque; Mara Hoffman; Voque; Jason Wu, Voque.

Gender Bender

In the early 20th century female pilots and other working women starting wearing trousers. Today, embracing the pant—whether form-fitting or slouchy, when accessorized well—and with a little confidence—sends the right message. Designer Calvin Luo's mastery in youthful cuts and bold stripes appear on skirts and dresses, with plaids and tweeds borrowed from the boys' button ups. Via organic cottons and linens, brushed Tencels and Modals, Mara Hoffman's collection is for the woman who exists to contribute, to organize, to love and to fight for love. She is...the essential creator; she is utilitarian, simple, gentle, yet strong and inspired.

Gilded Age
The Gilded Age; Designer and photograph credits left to right: John Paul Ataker; Jonathan Simkhai; Tory Buch, Voque; Adam Selman, Voque.

The Gilded Age

Purple may be the color of royalty, but nothing gives off glamour like a gold leaf.

Designer John Paul Ataker embosses rich layers of organza, jacquards, and viscose blends in woven fabrics to propel women to exude the most empowered version of herself. Bling, bling, baby.

Street Style
Urban Street Style; Designer and hotography credits left to right: Concepts of Korea, Dan Lecca; Gypsy Sport, Voque; Marc Jacobs, Voque.

Street Steeze *(STYLE)

So many musical breakthroughs and references in the 90s made fashion turn on its head (literally), when trends emerged from down-up, as opposed to the classic high-to-low. By embracing the street style of today (think Harlem), and adding heavy materials (such as corduroy and denim), designers like Marc Jacobs are redefining city chic. As understated elegance, nothing is more effortless than a baseball cap, a jacket, and pant—the world doesn't need to know how much thought you actually put into it.

Sheer
Sheer; Left to right: Georgine; Katty Xiomara; Vieira.

Sheer

Was that a nip slip? Absolutely not. Intentional design: exercise what makes you feel most comfortable with this fall's sheer designs. Still not feeling it? A bandeau, solid bra (for a chic juxtaposition), or a shirt can help hide the goods without revealing too much.

Political
Political Style; Designer and photography credits left to right: Public School, Voque; Prabal Gurung, Voque; AO.

Political

In your face style! Designers are creating strong call-to-action messages that inspire you to be the best version of yourself—despite the narrative you live in. Brands such as Prabal Gurung, Alice + Olivia, and Public School started the rebel call and set the tone for Fashion Week 2017. Re-create the story that best suits you.

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