New York Fashion Week spring 2017 in September gives everyone a great view into what is coming up in the spring of the next year. This year, however, more designers embraced the idea of having their lines available for purchase immediately after the show, so some of these fashions are available for purchase right now! Below are some of the best spring/ summer 2017 fashion trends from New York Fashion Week so you can get a jump-start on updating your wardrobe.
#1. Sheer Fantasy
The sheer trend is strong for the spring 2017 season, and it does not appear to be going anywhere any time soon. Coach featured several sheer skirts and dresses, while Delpozo is another fashion house that mixed the sheer trend with floral patterns. Oscar De La Renta also had interesting sheer pieces in their classy collection.
#2. Ruffles Aplenty
Ruffles make another feminine spring/ summer 2017 fashion trend at New York Fashion Week tantalizing our senses with their flirty, frilly essence. Rodarte featured a number of stunning evening looks with ruffles, Michael Kors showed ruffled bodied elegant handbags in black and white and Tome sent down several different looks accentuated with ruffles.
Ruffles were on sleeves, shoulders, jackets, dresses and even shoes. The use of ruffles took on a whole new life at New York Fashion Week.
#3. Sequins and Sparkle
Rodarte is just one of a plethora of fashion lines that featured beautiful pieces that were accentuated with sequins. The Blonds is a line that featured a lot of shimmer, as is Custo Barcelona. Models shimmered and sparkled down nearly eighty percent of the runways shown during New York Fashion Week, so we can expect to see a lot of options that shimmer and shine everywhere.
#4. Romantic Florals
Floral patterns were EVERYWHERE during New York Fashion Week, and while this is unsurprising, they were not repetitive at the shows. There were as many different floral prints and patterns as there are actual flowers in the world, which made this trend very exciting.
The florals in Naeem Khan’s show were vibrant and beautiful, while those in Alice + Olivia and Rebecca Taylor mimicked nature. We can rightly state this is one of our favorite spring/ summer 2017 fashion trends from New York Fashion Week!
#5: Cut-Outs Revived
Cut outs made a huge number of appearances at this year’s New York Fashion Week in various tops, sweaters and dresses. The cut outs came in keyhole designs, strategic cut outs that either showed just the right amounts of skin or allowed for another pattern or texture to peek through and elevate a look.
#6. Statement Accessories
Coach showed a number of overly embellished bags in their collection as well as studded doc martin style boots and platform Mary Janes. The incredible earrings on the Delpozo runway were amazing and it appears that bold accessories like necklace earrings and exaggerated pieces are taking the stage to be a great trend for spring 2017. There were also long hanging earrings seen in several of the spring 2017 fashions, such as those shown in the Tibi runway presentation.
#7. Slip-on Shoes
Mansur Gavriel showed a collection of accessories that included slip-on kitten heels, while Alice + Olivia showed off a few casual slip-ons. Betty and Veronica by Rachel Antonoff and The Elder Statesman showed off a more classic take on slip-on shoes. Rag & Bone and Sies Marjan also included slip-on shoes that were very interesting as well, but in each of these cases, the shoes completed the look in an uncomplicated and chic way.
#8. Platform Shoes
At least half of the runway shows during New York Fashion Week featured a platform shoe. Proenza Schouler, for example, had patterned platforms, while the sky-high platform shoes unveiled by Marc Jacobs were simply made for daring to walk!
#9. Bright and Bold Colors
Bright yellows, blues, greens and reds were seen in full display in several different runway shows as well, and we also saw lots of bubblegum pink. Tibi, Alexander Wang and Naeem Khan included some of the most brightly beautiful pieces for the upcoming spring.
#10. Super Sweet Princess Looks
Several different spring 2017 runway presentations showed off puffy, princess-style sleeves. In true springtime style, most of these sleeves were done in the super sweet colors similar to the dresses shown by Ryan Lo.
#11. Bright Manicures as Accessories
There were dozens of nail art designs this season at New York Fashion Week spring 2017 that were beautiful. Michael Costello gave us a metallic ombre styled manicure. Reverse manicures with bold color tipped in nude were an interesting look. Nude and vibrantly colored nails made subtle appearances as well that added to the chic appearance of the runways shows.
Interesting geometric manicures were also a hit, along with asymmetric swirls done in several different shades and spaces as nail art that will certainly be on trend for a good while.
#12. Hairstyling: Braids & Dreadlocks
One of the best runways with the best hairstyles was Brandon Maxwell’s. Every model on his runway had a style best suited for her hair without putting an unnatural style in. Sleek, tall ponytails, lush Afros, lustrous pixie cuts and voluminous curls were noted throughout the show, giving extra life to the vibrancy of his runway presentation.
Christian Siriano had an interesting set of looks on the runway that fit in line with several other collections featuring some version or another of sleek, slicked back hair. Then again, Marc Jacobs hit the headlines with the pastel colored dreadlocks used on white models.
#13. Makeup Goes Wild
There were so many makeup options shown during New York Fashion Week for spring 2017, many of which were remarkable with use of pastel eyeliner and limited to no eyeshadow, and a few classics hit the runway as well with dewy looks and pouty lips.
Photos courtesy of Vogue