The world’s top models graced New York in everything from ruffles to leather and orange to zebra. Above the hype surrounding America’s most beloved fashion event came the prevailing trends and everlasting impressions from designers both locally and internationally. These are some of the best statements that stunted on New York Fashion Week runways in 2019.
King of glamour Tom Ford went for a more understated runway show this season; however, simple for this designer is still beyond the realms of our wildest dreams. Ford’s collection featured classic black and white styles alongside quirky, color-blocking looks. Men and women embraced the runway in gender-defying, out-of-the-box styles like satin-finish trousers topped with a furry hat.
Nicole Miller acknowledged fashion’s heavy hand in waste production while not skipping a stylistic beat in New York City on February 7th. She took timeless, vintage pieces like cashmere sweaters and embellished them with sequins and beads to show her enthusiasm for upcycling. Miller’s strong models and edgy street style appreciate modern women’s woes and how it’s okay to wear them proud.
Coach shared looks that mix high fashion and high comfort with flowing floral dresses and basketball-length shorts underneath along with bomber jackets in a wool zebra print. According to quite a few Fall 2019 Ready-to-Wear collections, zebra is the new animal print on the horizon, and Kendall Jenner set the trend immediately when she rocked the black and white striped pants out and about in New York City.
Lately, we’ve seen a resurgence of bright colors that even persisted through the gloomy winter, and Chromat’s line of swimwear shows no signs of the trend stopping. Designer Becca McCharen-Tran moved to Miami and brought hot pink, orange, and neon green to the city of New York with her. Her models of all shapes and sizes wore bikinis with pride—the most beautiful accessory.
Fashion is about new beginnings and risk-taking. This season, Marc Jacobs did both—he welcomed an Instagram-discovered designer, Tomo Koizumi, from Japan to Madison Avenue with bright loofa-esque looks to showcase in his store. Jacobs then followed up his featured newcomer with unprecedented heights and shapes in a stunning show of his own.
Photography by: Photo: Gigi Hadid walking in the Tom Ford show. Photography Courtesy of James Aguiar