New York Fashion Week Trends SS18

Setting the tone for the season, New York Fashion Week gives us an insight into what we can expect from the other fashion capitals. Here are the trends to emerge from the runway over the past seven days...

UTMOST TRANSPARENCY

  L to R: Oscar De La Renta, Helmut Lang, Prabal Gurung

L to R: Oscar De La Renta, Helmut Lang, Prabal Gurung

Skin is definitely in this season, with playful, provocative and pretty designs hinting at what lies beneath.

DECONSTRUCTED TAILORING

  L to R: Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham, Dion Lee

L to R: Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham, Dion Lee

Designers have given nine-to-five style a maverick makeover for spring, with the jacket transformed from a corporate staple into a statement-maker.

SORBET SHADES

  L to R: Carolina Herrera, Alice + Olivia, Victoria Beckham

L to R: Carolina Herrera, Alice + Olivia, Victoria Beckham

Thanks to the sweet effects of nostalgia, saccharine shades tap into everyone's favorite spring/summer memories.

COOL FLORALS

  L to R: Cinq á Sept, Zimmermann, Alice + Olivia

L to R: Cinq á Sept, Zimmermann, Alice + Olivia

Florals for spring can be groundbreaking if reintroduced on more youthful, contemporary and unexpected silhouettes. 

EXTREME ATHLEISURE

  L to R: Public School, Jeremy Scott, Fenty x Puma

L to R: Public School, Jeremy Scott, Fenty x Puma

Athleisure was elevated to out-there status on many runways, transforming off-duty sportswear into an on-duty style option. 

CHECKMATE

  L to R: Gabriela Hearst, Rosie Assoulin, Monse

L to R: Gabriela Hearst, Rosie Assoulin, Monse

Stripes may be a perennial fashion favorite, but designers in New York introduced checks into the linear limelight this season with dramatic effect.

GLOSSY COATING

  L to R: Ralph Lauren, Helmut Lang, The Row

L to R: Ralph Lauren, Helmut Lang, The Row

We can now counter the duller of spring days with some serious shine courtesy of SS18’s lustrous take on the classic cover-up. 

MAKING A STATEMENT

  L to R: Alice + Olivia, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors Collection

L to R: Alice + Olivia, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors Collection

Tapping into the prevailing political mood, designers used the New York runway to express their concerns over equality, the state of the union and diversity. 

Photos: vogue.com