The Three Biggest Trends from New York Fashion Week

 

2.The 1970’s

Without a doubt, the decade that won out this season is the 1970s. New York designers referenced the bookish and quirky style of Patti Smith, Diane Keaton and the all-American Ali McGraw. There was elegant, but relaxed workwear, with tailored flared pants and turtleneck knits, as well as shimmering dresses and maxis ready for the disco. Across the board, wide trousers were everywhere and denim flares are certain to be huge this year.

Long lines and opulent brocade at Alice + Olivia vs sexy louche at Jason Wu. Images: style.com

Long lines and opulent brocade at Alice + Olivia (left) vs sexy louche at Jason Wu. Images: style.com

Flowy 70's kaleidoscopic maxi dresses at Zimmermann and sophisticated disco at Zac Posen. Images: style.com

Flowy, kaleidoscopic maxi dresses at Zimmermann and sophisticated disco at Zac Posen. Images: style.com

 

…Coming in third – could this be the most practical of them all? 

 

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8 Comments

  • Reply BellaB Wednesday 11th March, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    I dislike all of these – for me, at any rate.

    • Vanessa Roberts - Editor
      Reply Vanessa Roberts - Editor Saturday 14th March, 2015 at 10:22 am

      Thanks for your feedback BellaB, lets see if any of these looks the designers have come up with become popular in the long run, or if they fall flat!

  • Reply stels Wednesday 11th March, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    love the athleticism

    • Vanessa Roberts - Editor
      Reply Vanessa Roberts - Editor Saturday 14th March, 2015 at 10:23 am

      Very urban-warrior aren’t they stels 😉

  • Reply Zerotolove Tuesday 10th March, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    I’m in love with those ponchos!

    • Vanessa Roberts - Editor
      Reply Vanessa Roberts - Editor Saturday 14th March, 2015 at 10:23 am

      Ponchos can be quite cool, gotta have the right attitude for them though!

  • Reply Whatthe Monday 9th March, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    I love the hard-edged athleticism – thankyou for bringing these pics to us BWA.

    • Vanessa Roberts - Editor
      Reply Vanessa Roberts - Editor Monday 9th March, 2015 at 10:46 pm

      You’re welcome @whatthe! Glad you like the selection 🙂

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