Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City is one the most important weeks of the year in the fashion industry. It is where designers, models, celebrities, and fashion-lovers can come together and celebrate the trends that will be displayed in stores this fall.
Fashion Week kicks off with an event called “Fashion’s Night Out”. This event is where stores can display some of the trends that will be on display on the runway. Attendees also have the opportunity of meeting various models, designers, and other people who are affluential in the fashion industry.
Being in college, it is quite difficult to be able to afford the beautiful outfits on the runway with the four digit price tag. However, with some creativity and plenty of patience, it is possible to recreate the trends seen on this year’s catwalks from your very own closet.
One of the biggest trends displayed this fall is textured clothing such as corduroy, and leather. Another trend seen on the runway for women are men’s inspired blazers.
The low v-shaped neckline and tailored silhouette is flattering for almost every body shape and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
The “nautical” trend is going to be making a comeback this year with high necklines and slim, horizontal stripes. If you don’t want to wear a shirt with an unzipped front zipper denim skirt as seen at the Michael Kors fashion show.
You can tuck the t-shirt in a pair of dark-wash skinny jeans and add pair of flats to complete the look.
Hardware accessories were also on full display at this year’s fashion week. The Michael Kors show had belts, handbags, and jewelry with large gold plated detailing.
The big colors for fall are burgundy, red, navy blue, kelly green, sunshine yellow, pale rose, and charcoal gray. Since neutrals are always in style for fall, the designers decided to spice it up a little bit with neon-colored splashes. An example of this was shown in the Lacoste fashion show, displaying white and gray polo shirts with a neon yellow stripe down one side.
This is a great way to incorporate bright colors into fall fashion without going color overboard, looking like you walked out of the 1995 hit movie, “Clueless.”
The designers work extremely hard all year designing the clothes to be in their shows. Fashion is like a universal language, everyone might not “speak” the same language or follow the same trends, but it is still an important part of our society today and thus deserves a celebration.