BY: FRANCESCA LILLY
New York Fashion Week has come and gone in a whirlwind of silk and skyscraper heels. But this time it’s left behind a much more memorable impression than ever before. A wave of modern feminism influenced the designers this season, encouraging greater diversity in models, be it through age, size or colour, and powerful fashion, such as pantsuits and exposed nipples.
The Women’s March founders opened the show at Mara Hoffman, Anniesa Hasibuan had an all-immigrant cast, Prabal Gurung made a sartorial homage to feminism and Public School threw shade at Donald Trump. The tumultuous political climate encouraged nationalistic trends and statement pieces with messages of social awareness.
Click through to see the top 10 trends that dominated NYFW this season…
NYFW Trend #1 – The Street
A fashion uprising is taking place with less rigidity and excess this season, and a new focus on casual, street savvy fashion. After a disastrous show last year, Kanye West’s style has made a comeback with Yeezy Season 5, and Public School followed suit with a catwalk adorned with caps, slouchy hoodies and trainers.