New York Fashion Week 2018

New York Fashion Week’s eight-day Fall 2018 season came to an arresting close, and in the preceding stretch of runway shows, parties, and even concerts, we saw lots of interesting trends take the centre stage. Tom Ford’s collection was fixated on the ’80s era. Over-the-top glitz and animal prints were the predominant themes of the dresses.

Self-Portrait gave edgy cuts to established separates, Alexander Wang kept its collection minimal and made an impression by pairing it with power accessories, instead and Oscar De la Renta’s looks were all about bold colours and big coats. Tory Burch kept things soft and feminine through light hues and prints, Brandon Maxwell’s designs were chic and clean and in complete contrast with Custo Barcelona’s collection which featured multi-coloured numbers with flashy details. The opening looks at Pamella Roland’s runway displayed a clean, modernist and high-glam silhouettes. The floor-grazing cashmere coats had a calm simplicity that had broad appeal across age and style and just the right amount of opulence. She pleased even those who want glamour and excess with jewel-toned gowns. Prabal Gurung made a strong and fearless reference feminism through a pink palette and silhouettes inspired by a pair of female-dominated societies: the matriarchal Mosuo tribe of China and India’s activist Gulabi Gang. Gurung masterfully managed to create a bridge between the Eastern and the Western worlds by blending different cultural references together into a charming lineup. Ralph Lauren reimagined our tropical fantasies in his show. Stark whites and hues of blue, with striking red, green, and yellow accents took over the glossy runway. The iconic American designer was inspired by his home in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The runway brought to life Lauren’s cottage. The airy vibes from each of the looks truly evoked the magic of the tropics. Former Spice Girl, Victoria Beckham made her debut in the world of fashion about 10 years ago. Marking a decade with her newest collection, she wowed everyone with the shift her label has taken ever since. Victoria’s recent collections have been much more tailored and focused, and have also embraced ease for the modern woman who is looking for fashion, luxury and comfort, all in one.