With NYFW in full swing, buyers, editors and influencers are flocking to the streets of the city that never sleeps, to show off their fashion prowess
As temperatures floated around a cool 6 degrees, cover ups played an essential role in everyone’s wardrobe. But while some trends had an air of familiarity about them – they seemed to be a new season iterations of an old favourite – there were a couple of surprisingly fresh colour contenders angling for their position as most covetable. All in all, we’re feeling inspired about colour, layering and some more directional fashion choices.
THE UNLIKELY COLOUR
There is no doubt that colour is empowering and symbolic, and if NYFW is anything to go by, we’ll be going green in more ways than one this year. Fashion heavyweights Jessica Wang and Gala Gonzalez both stepped out wearing different shades of the hue. Jessica opted for drama in a feathered top and coordinating trousers, while Gala went for a 70s spin in a knitted co-ord.
A BLANK CANVAS
Although opting for a mostly monochrome ensemble is considered classic and safe, these all white looks are also a very clever way of showing off new season silhouettes – as your attention is immediately drawn to the cut, shape and detail of the clothes rather than the colour. And never has a colour been more magnetic to coffee stains, so on a blustery day in any city, we’d say white is a bold choice.
THE MOOD SHIFT
While hotfooting around the autumn/winter 2020 shows it was clear fashion had embraced a new season mood. Floral dresses and romantic silhouettes were eschewed in favour of tailoring and layering, and pretty pastels swapped out for deeper vampish tones like red and burgundy.
While fashion editors and influencers alike were seen sporting various versions of the utility jumpsuit last year, this year and the season ahead is all about functional separates. Mixing sand and camel toned pieces creates a multi-layered look, while plenty of pockets pack a practical punch. Look to gold hardware for a touch of glamour.
- Words by Elaine Lloyd-Jones
- Images: Getty Images