The New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2024 kicked off on September 7th with a show by Coach full of leather, lace, and see-through knits. As the week rolled on, we saw fresh drops from Dion Lee, Ulla Johnson, Palomo Spain, Proenza Schouler, Collina Strada, and so many others. One of the absolute highlights was Peter Do's debut as the Creative Director of Helmut Lang. Do's collection was an ode to the ever-buzzing New York City with its emblematic yellow taxis, which became central motif for his designs. Now that NYFW has officially wrapped up, here are 10 trends to keep on your radar.
Victorian-inspired corsets have been a fashion hit for a few years now, ever since the Regencycore look took off back in 2021. The recent New York Fashion Week shows brought a fresh twist to this trend, blending charming Victorian aesthetics with contemporary touches in detailing, design, and color palettes. Christian Siriano showcased the trend exquisitely with a ballet-inspired collection where lace-up corsets played a starring role. Corset-style tops made appearances at Kim Shui and Dion Lee, as well as Colina Strada's AI-assisted presentation.
Sheer clothing is here to stay! NYFW made it clear that see-through styles aren't going to quit any time soon. From Coach and Proenza Schouler to Sandy Liang and Altuzarra, nearly every show embraced this trend in some way. For spring 2024, say “yes” to mesh, open knits, sheers with playful patterns and intricate lace.
Bright colors are synonymous with Spring/Summer collections. This NYFW, yellow was the center of attention! Helmut Lang, Prabal Gurung, and Coach splashed their runways with this sunny and energetic shade. Buttercup tones, fresh lemony hues, and even bold neon statements, NYFW showcased the full spectrum of yellow.
The oversized boxy blazers, which were the highlight of the fall runways, are shrinking down. Spring/Summer 2024 seems to be all about cropped styles! Christian Siriano made a statement by pairing a cropped blazer with an airy, ballerina-esque skirt. Sergio Hudson went for a classic vibe with a houndstooth pattern, while Dion Lee added a unique spin to a cropped blazer by incorporating screwhead detailing.
Big florals are still making waves in the fashion world. Ulla Johnson's and Palomo Spain’s collections featured eye-catching pieces with voluminous ruffled flowers. Sandy Liang also sprinkled some petal magic with gorgeous rose embellishments on skirts and dresses.
Heads up, tomato-girl aesthetic enthusiasts! September runways confirmed: scarlet shades are here to stay for another season. Proenza Schouler, Altuzarra, Kim Shui, Palomo Spain and Coach - all celebrated red in their collections. From scarlet sheers to vibrant sequined pieces, red continues to dominate.
Tired of 50 shades of beige? Well, dressing bright is more than welcome next season. The NYFW showcased a ton of color blocking! Take cues from Prabal Gurung's modern tie-dye and Mondrian-esque tops at Peter Do for Helmut Lang.
Statement earrings are truly the exclamation marks of any ensemble. This September's fashion week was a testament to that, where whimsy was the word in accessory trends. Dion Lee's models wore screw-shaped earrings, Coach showcased playful dinosaur-inspired designs, and Prabal Gurung presented oversized abstract pieces.
Hold on to those ribbons from your recent gifts and bouquets because they're about to serve a chic purpose. As per New York Fashion Week runways, ribbons are shaping up to be the next big thing in hair accessories. For some styling inspiration, check out the models at the Christiano Siriano and Collina Strada shows who had ribbons weaved into their hair in unique ways.
Barely There Makeup
While the fashion palette dazzled with bright colors, beauty trends leaned towards the natural and effortless. At shows such as Helmut Lang, Altuzarra, Staud, and Michael Kors, models sported barely-there makeup. The spotlight was on glowy skin with just a subtle hint of color on the eyes, cheeks, or lips.