Happy first day of New York Fashion Week! Time to put on our best outfits and hit the ground running to check out what's in store sartorially this coming fall (or to "buy now," in some cases). While there will be plenty of trends to pick up on from the runway collections, there's just as much aesthetic inspiration coming from outside, around and in-between the fashion show venues, too. (It's called street style, Brenda, look it up.)
From recent fashion weeks, including the men's shows in Europe and New York, as well as Couture Week in Paris, we've already spotted a few common themes that we expect to spot throughout the fashion crowd this season, including Gucci logos, puffers and fur coats. But we have a few more predictions for what everyone's favorite wardrobe choices will be during the rest of fashion month. Read on to find out.
Gucci Logo Shirts
We’ve already seen Gucci's white logo T-shirt on every influencer on Instagram, which means every iteration of this hot-ticket item will most probably make plenty of appearances IRL during New York Fashion Week.
Here's a cheap hack to feel more fashion-y: wear a pair of fishnets. This accessory has recently become a favorite among the stylish set (and the Fashionista team), as well as one Kendall Jenner. Chances are we'll see a number of ways to pull them off in the winter, too.
With rumors swirling of Virgil Abloh possibly heading over to Givenchy, showgoers may want to show off their fandom towards Off-White even more. Plus, this must-have accessory boasts the coolest details: a bright-yellow fabric strap, a metallic binder clip and the brand’s signature diagonal stripes.
Balenciaga Dad Hats
This normcore accessory was spotted numerous times during men's fashion week in London and Milan, according to Highsnobiety, so it's likely we'll see this "It" item in New York City as well.
Shiny Patent Leather
This stylish upgrade from plain ol' matte leather will probably be seen in many forms: pants, parkas, boots, skirts and also in the color red.
Now that the fashion crowd's obsession with Adidas Stan Smiths has waned, we predict sneaker choices will lean towards the more athletic type, like running sneakers in a bevy of color combinations.
Louis Vuitton Logos
Louis Vuitton's most recent menswear show in Paris nearly broke the internet as the fashion house unveiled its (not-so) secret collaboration with Supreme, which likely also peaked people's nostalgia for its classic LV monogram.
Fashion people love to be associated with skate culture, even if it's strictly sartorial. With Louis Vuitton giving Supreme its high-fashion approval, we have a feeling we'll be seeing a lot more red box logos than usual floating around this fashion week.
Though hoodies have been a street-style pick for a few fashion weeks already — pairing them with a fur coat is pretty popular — the winter weather will likely make the hoodie’s ubiquity skyrocket this season.
With the highest temperature only hitting the 30s or 40s during New York Fashion Week, puffer jackets will be in high demand to keep everyone warm in between shows. Luckily, there are a slew of stylish options to choose from by high-end, contemporary and fast-fashion labels. And this concludes your local weather report by Fashionista.com.
Political Statement Pieces
Though much of the fashion industry has been silent on the country's current political state, certain establishments are already using New York Fashion Week as a platform — a highly photographed platform at that — for good. Certain establishments, such as Business of Fashion's #TiedTogether initiative with white bandanas and the CFDA's pink pins for Planned Parenthood, are already making visible strides to promote inclusivity and basic human rights for all. We wouldn't be surprised if others follow suit and take a stand via street style, too.