New York Fashion Week: February 2016
By Claudia Crouthamel
Another New York Fashion Week took place from February 10th to the 18th. This fashion week showed off all of the top fall and winter fashions for 2016. Every fashion expert and celebrity was at New York Fashion Week showing off their amazing street styles and looking for new styles for the upcoming seasons. The most anticipated shows at New York fashion week were Alexander Wang, Vera Wang, Rag & Bone, Marc Jacobs, Oscar De La Renta, Givenchy, and Kanye West’s Fashion Show Season 3.
This February’s New York Fashion Week showcased many different styles that will be all over the place in the fall and winter seasons. This Fashion Week had some new styles but also had some repeats from 2015 fall/winter season, just with new ways to wear these trends. This year, trends include some retro references, shades of blue, sparkly garments, coats and jackets, items with intricate detail, and items that could be worn on a man or a woman.
The first big trend that you should be looking out for is pieces that have retro references. All over the runway this year there were references to the 60s and 70s. This fall and winter we did see some retro trends such as fringes, but this time more bold fashion trends will once again be popular. Next fall and winter the high-waisted jeans and wide-legged pants will be making a comeback, along with wide brim hats, patchwork prints, floral boho dresses, blouses with a bow at the neck, and an array of silky shirts and dresses.
A color that will be big next fall and winter will be all kinds of tones of blue, aqua, denim, and teal. Other color worn on the runway were vibrant blood reds, jet blacks, and crisp whites. The runway also had a lot of garments including shirts, pants, and dresses that were embellished with statement stones and large sequins. Be sure to escape from plain-colored apparel and try out to a new color scheme next year.
The last trend that was all over NYFW were garments that had very intricate details. These garments had a lot of texture and definitely made a statement on the runway. You will see a lot of these trends in everyone’s closets next fall and winter. Try something different and step out of your comfort zone. Maybe you’ll even start your own trend!