NYFW: the top fashion trends from Spring 2017 New York Fashion Week

NYFW: the top fashion trends from Spring 2017 New York Fashion Week

by Paige Exell -

While Spring 2017 may still seem like light-years away, that doesn't mean we can't get excited about some of the season's warm weather fashion trends, shown at New York Fashion Week over the last few weeks. From '80s dance flicks to Wall Street and even your very own bathroom, designers gained inspiration for their Spring 2017 collections in the most unexpected of places, making us even more eager for what's to come.

While Marc Jacobs showed off a controversial collection of rainbow coloured dreadlocks and youthful, up-beat pieces, designers like Tanya Taylor, DKNY, Self-Portrait, and Rag & Bone got their inspiration from the bankers of Wall Street, presenting blue and white striped button-downs in various forms.

Meanwhile, at Lacoste, Jonathan Simkhai, and Band of Outsiders, models appeared as though they had just stepped out of the shower wearing chic bathrobes in silky white, purple, and even plaid. But in the midst of unique, out-of-the-box pieces, stripes, khaki, and classic trench coats proved that for Spring 2017, it's all about going back to basics.

So, without further ado, here are 7 fashion trends spotted at New York Fashion Week's Spring 2017 presentations.



At Rosie Assouline, Banana Republic, Altuzarra, Zimmermann, and RED Valentino, it was all about colourful stripes. Looks appeared to be ripped from beach umbrellas, weathered lounge chairs, and retro awnings that fit right in for spring/summer 2017. Meanwhile, at Tanya Taylor, DKNY, Self-Portrait, Pyer Moss, and Rag & Bone, models strutted down the runway in blue and white thin striped button down shirts made for the bankers of Wall Street, but tailored and tinkered with to work for the runway.

Whether they're vertical, horizontal, sideways, colourful, or classic, prepare for the takeover of stripes come spring!


It would seem that almost every designer figured out how to make this utilitarian material work for Spring 2017 – from the ones who create pieces for ladies to the designers who are redefining street wear.

At Carolina Herrera and J.Crew, looks were delicate and feminine, with models taking the runway in Khaki button down dresses adorned with intricate floral designs, matching floral flats. ruffles, and even tulle. At Yeezy, Public School, and Creatures of Comfort, designers took a different approach, presenting cool Khaki looks that give street wear a whole new meaning.


While pastel shades of pink, blue and purple reigned as summer 2016's hottest colour trend, for spring 2017, it's all about yellow. Yes, yellow. Think you can't wear the cheery shade? Well think again. Whether it was pale yellow at Delpozo and Coach, lime yellow at Erin Fetherston, or bright yellow at Creatures of Comfort and Kate Spade New York, there's an option out there for everyone, no matter your skin tone.


For summer 2016, it was all about the off-the-shoulder Bardot top. But for Spring 2017, designers have pulled one shoulder up, offering single shoulder cut-out tops at CG, Monse, Hellessy, Vetements, and Tibi. If there's one thing for certain, it's that fashion's obsession with shoulders, rages on.


Designers like Rag & Bone, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Banana Republic, and DKNY went back to basics, adding interesting waistlines and unexpected hemlines that add oomph to simple white shirt dresses. Pick up a bunch of these to add to your workwear rotation come spring! – or better yet, get ahead of the trends and adopt the look with a cool pair of booties for fall.


Slouchy fabrics at Tibi, big buckles at Dion Lee, and extended silhouettes at Creatures of the Wind take your run of the mill trench coat from meh to major. Pair it with a blue and white striped shirt for a classic, everyday runway-approved look!


Fashion house's like Lacoste, Jonathan Simkhai, and Band of Outsiders gave 'casual' a whole new meaning at New York Fashion Week, showing off looks that came straight from the bathroom. Don't feel like getting dressed in the morning? Toss on a fancy robe and you're good to go!

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