New York City is back to its bustling state with civilians out and about in their most outlandish outfits. We saw prints from the ‘70s, the resurgence of the Y2K aesthetic, and ousted skinny jeans in favor of more loose-fitting pants. And now that Fashion Week has ended, everyone’s curious about which styles we’ll be seeing more of soon.
Cut-out for Fashion
One of the hottest fashion trends this year was cut-out dresses, and it seems like they’re not going anywhere next year. This time around, designers like Christian Siriano and Teresa Helbig applied playful twists to their skin-baring ensembles.
Fringe for Days
The pandemic witnessed a boom in crocheting, which inspired the fringes and macrame at the NYFW. It’s not just pants and bags with the boho elements to it. Full-length skirts and dresses, as well as intricate tops, got the tassel treatment.
Megan Fox wore a barely-there Mugler dress to the 2021 VMAs, while Ciara donned a black Tom Ford sheer gown that’s tamer in comparison. Either way, sheer is going to have more moments next year as trendsetters brazenly let their underwear peak through.
Puff and Volume
Most of the runway looks were taking comfort to the next level with puffy clothing and baggy fits. Prabal Gurung and Sandy Liang transformed cozy quilts into wearable items that incorporate texture and volume to create a forgiving silhouette.
The end of the year usually sees more neutral colors like browns and muted greens associated with autumn. NYFW proved that designers are not ready to give up colorful wardrobes just yet. Bright hues like lime green, neon pink, and highlighter yellow were prevailing at the event.
Gold satin dresses, metallic silver joggers, and sequined jackets were just some of the standout pieces. It’s a luxe evening look that will catch anyone’s attention. If there’s any takeaway from this, it’s that you shouldn’t be afraid of putting yourself in the spotlight.
Art Daniella Sison