Although the sun has just begun to break through the polar vortex that engulfed the U.S. this winter, the fashion world has skipped the warmer months and is already looking ahead to fall/winter 2019.
New York Fashion Week (NYFW) has kicked off this year’s Fashion Month, with shows across Europe to follow this spring. Between February 8 and 16, some of the world’s most established designers will show off their vision for their end-of-the-year wardrobes.
After weathering years of criticism about a lack of diversity in their shows, New York Fashion Week launched this year’s event with a runway show featuring 11 Honor, a plus-size brand. Other stand-out moments so far include veteran model Christie Brinkley walking the runway with her daughter Sailor Brinkley-Cook, high-fiving as they passed each other. From Tom Ford to Telfar, these are the key trends from the shows so far.
Tom Ford nabbed all the top models to show off his dark, elegant vision. Ford, who is also an acclaimed movie director, created a sumptuous, cinematic look. Joan Smalls and Gigi Hadid were sent down the catwalk in lush, velvety textures set off by satin sheens; a muted palette was livened with dashes of vivid reds and pinks. Think David Lynch, but make it fashion—there was certainly a fetishistic indulgence in texture (the designer himself literally wore blue velvet). However, strong silhouettes added a charge of confident power.
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