photo: Maison the Faux spring 2018 NYFW
The last model has walked off the runways of New York Fashion Week. As the fashion world moves to London, Paris, and Milan to continue fashion month, those of us who look closely to New York designers for inspiration are left with a new set of trends for the upcoming spring/summer 2018 season.
There are so many trends which seemed to inspire New York designers this season. We saw new trends, old trends, continuing trends, and confusing trends, for the upcoming warm weather season. Despite the large amount of trends, and inspiration, from New York designers for spring 2018, there were five trends which stuck out, and dominated the runways of New York.
Without further ado:
New York Fashion Week trends spring 2018: Menswear
photo: Francesca Liberatore spring 2018 NYFW
Menswear inspiration has been a huge trend in fashion over the past few seasons. It is showing no sign of slowing down for spring 2018. Designers showed a large amount of menswear inspiration in the form of suiting, prints, tailored blazers, trousers, and shoes. Look for more menswear as we move out of winter, and into spring.
New York Fashion Week trends spring 2018: Clutches
photo: Nina Tiari spring 2018 NYFW
Clutches are making a comeback for spring 2018. While they never really went out of style, designers have favored saddle bags, hobo bags, and satchels the past couple of seasons. For spring 2018, designers are looking towards small clutches.
Also of note; the fanny pack appears to be making a comeback. Let’s see if the streets like that one. I’m a little frightened by the thought.
New York Fashion Week trends spring 2018: Small Florals
photo: Nina Tiari spring 2018 NYFW
Florals, I know. Soooo groundbreaking. Seriously though, florals are really small for spring 2018. Alice + Olivia, Zimmermann, and many more showed small floral prints for the spring season. No big flowers, only small ones; all squished together. Small, busy florals. Not groundbreaking, but noteworthy.
New York Fashion Week trends spring 2018: Silver and Metallic
photo: Academy of Art University spring/fall 2018 NYFW
Silver is the new metal du jour. For spring 2018 look for silver jewelry, silver accents, silver footwear, silver handbags, and silver metallic clothing. Silver is already a hot trend for fall, look for more in the spring 2018 season.
New York Fashion Week trends spring 2018: Cold Shoulders
photo: Vivienne Hu spring 2018 NYFW
Cold shoulders are not going anywhere for the spring 2018 season. Look for this trend from last season to continue into next year. There will be peek-a-boo shoulders, off-the-shoulder, strapless (no shoulder), cold shoulders; so many types of naked shoulders! In addition to cold shoulders, look for a continuation of ruffles surrounding these cold shoulders.
There you have it! The top 5 New York Fashion Week trends for spring 2018. In addition to these five trends, look for a continuation of asymmetrical lines, longer hemlines as well as mini skirt hems, two piece sets, and black/white combinations.
Handbags for spring 2018 will offer small clutches, shoulder bags/saddle bags, east/west totes, and <gasp> fanny packs.
When it comes to color, dark sea foam green, shades of yellow, grey, and white are hotter then hot. See the top 12 colors from NYFW by clicking here.
What do you think of the spring 2018 trends from New York Fashion Week?
photo: Custo Barcelona spring 2018 NYFW
Yes, that is a fanny pack. Several designers were showing them on the runways for spring 2018. Thoughts?
All photos Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2017©