Key Takeaways From New York Fashion Week
Key Takeaways From New York Fashion Week

Key Takeaways From New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week has drawn to a close, and whether it was the big hitter shows from brands such as Khaite, The Row and Proenza Schouler or the street style, it didn’t disappoint…
By Sapna Rao & Emma Bigger

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There Were Milestone Celebrations…

AW24 was the season for toasts and celebrations. First up, Marc Jacobs celebrated his brand’s 40th anniversary with a show entitled ‘Wonder.’ Doll-like models with smudged make-up and bouffant wigs showcased another signature playful collection full of bright colours and quirky 1960s influences. Next, fashion heavyweight, Tory Burch, celebrated 20 years since her eponymous store on New York’s Elizabeth Street opened – plus, a special mention goes to style muse Irina Shayk pre-show. Finally, Joseph Altuzarra celebrated his brand turning 15. 

Ulla Johnson Had Some Really Good Co-Ords… 

We’re big fans of Ulla Johnson’s strong yet feminine silhouettes and her AW24 show saw her reinterpret one of our favourite trends – the co-ord. Including men on the runway for the first time, but wearing womenswear designs, she merged traditional takes on menswear and womenswear by blending boxy shapes with loose tailoring. We loved how her use of pinstripes contrasted with the more feminine prints.


Bold Trenches Were A Standout…

From the runways to the streets, trench coats had a real moment in New York last week. Khaite showcased floor skimming leather silhouettes whilst Ulla Johnson made sure oversized shoulders and cinched in waists were front and centre. We love the combination of a slouchy trench styled with a laid back hoodie – as seen on the runways at Coach.


Metallics Are Still Big News….

Metallics are always big news for autumn but in New York, everyone embraced high shine and all-out glitter. Dramatic show-stopping gowns were seen at The Row, Laquan Smith, Aknvas and Ulla Johnson whilst Badgley Mishka reworked belted suiting. 

Electric Blue Could Be The New Red…

Just joking, because really, red isn’t going anywhere. Electric blue, however, was the shade designers seemed to be splashing across their collections more and more this season. We spotted it at House Of Aama, Tibi and Badgley Mischka – all in the form of gowns, accessories and tailored separates.



Khaite Was Our MVP…

Probably one of the most hyped shows of NYFW, all eyes were on recent CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year Catherine Holstein – and she did not disappoint. With a particular focus on outerwear – be it oversized leather or faux fur coats in black and burgundy – there were also plenty of cropped styles in the same shades, plus camel-coloured wool numbers, too. This was contrasted by lighter, more delicate pieces like maxi floor length sheer gowns and structural evening wear. The show itself was evocative and dark, setting the mood perfectly for the sexy and sophisticated vibe of the collection.



Sheer Dresses Caught Our Eye… 

Spotted at Khaite, Proenza Schouler, Gabriela Hearst and Ulla Johnson, sheer maxi dresses were definitely an unexpected trend – but one we certainly want to get behind. Among the sea of leather, it was refreshing to see a little levity injected thanks to an array of dainty, feminine details. Expect to see them worn with contrasting boots or even under maxi coats.


Finally, The Street Style Was Really Good…  

As ever, New York’s Street style never misses. While many of the usual style stars went for the classic, New York cool girl vibe of monochrome or tonal dressing plus a killer heel, we also saw printed coats, cool co-ords and plenty of brown.


The Guests…  

While FROWs and street style stars always grab our attention, we also kept one eye on the guest entrances at the shows, too — and this year, Coach’s it-girls served up some major looks. Whilst not the most colourful or loudest, we loved their chic, cool and elevated takes – think simple jackets and jeans made cooler by a pop of red.



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