What’s left from a fashion week, as soon as it is over? Aside from the designers’ creations and trends, street style is one of the many things that encircles and enriches the fashion weeks with its genuine inspirations and motifs, and we specifically love it for these reasons. Of course, some of the best street style moments often come from the New York Fashion Week of September, as the trendsetters and fashionistas that spill out into the streets of the Big Apple have the chance to combine the best staples from the spring/summer season, along with those of the transitional pre-fall season.
This time around, the New York Fashion Week spring 2017 street style filled us with a multitude of high and low combinations and inspirations, giving street fashion a more haute couture-esque vibe. Although extremely variegated, most of these styles could be respectively linked to common fil rouges, as they mirror the abounding motifs the fashion industry has embraced and overwhelmed us with over the past months.
We managed to round up the best street style moments from the NYFW spring 2017, and we do hope they will inspire you to dare more with fashion!
Athleisure Meets Street Style
While browsing through the many street style looks from New York Fashion Week, we couldn’t help but notice how deeply the athleisure trend managed to worm its way into many people’s wardrobes.
A key element in almost every single spring/summer 2016 and pre-fall 2016 collection, the athleisure got here translated to a more Nineties-inspired style, with sporty tees being paired with cozy trousers and bold-colored sneakers. As seen in the pictures, many athleisure staples got combined with more bon-ton pieces, such as cute dresses and elegant trench coats.
When the Nineties Get Back Down the Streets
As we all know, the Nineties have been inspiring many designers for a few seasons now. The Nineties-inspired fashion seemed to have reached its highest peak throughout this whole NYFW, with people attending the shows sporting their best looks from this era.
Slip dresses, loungewear-inspired ensembles (which, for example, were at the core of Louis Vuitton’s past collections) and denim aplenty quickly conquered the streets of New York, nostalgically evoking many reminiscences from teenage years.
The Nineties-inspired street style did not, however, stop with the ensembles. Chokers, mini bags, cropped cuts and, of course, cut-outs embellished most outfits, at times even just to revamp and give a slightly Nineties touch to the otherwise more contemporary proposals.
Street Style as a Way to Convey Anti-Fashion
Vetements, a.k.a. the anti-fashion Maison par excellence, has been overloading us with inspirations and creative looks for more than a year now. Of course, with its success being an international issue, the NYFW’s public could not refrain from drawing inspiration from the French Maison.
Visible seams, oversized palazzo pants, deconstructed staples and graphic sweatshirts thus found their way into the streets too, adding a much-needed dynamic touch to the streets of New York.
Beauty Lies in the Details
Lastly, there’s one trend that has played a huge role throughout this New York Fashion Week: (self-)irony.
Ironic socks and bags, ironic patterns and quirky combinations of colors and garments sort of evolved the anti-fashion statement into something less complex and more carefree, catapulting us to a sort of Pop Artistic parallel world, wherein the Eighties and the Nineties join forces just to create the funniest street style of all time.
The result might not be suitable for everyone, that’s true, but is inspirational indeed!
Photos courtesy of Buro247