Ripped jeans? Mini-skirts? Old news. The very nature of the international collections means, in the immortal words of Heidi Klum, ‘one day you're in and the next you're out’. To keep you on top of what’s hot and what’s certainly not, here is your guide to New York Fashion Week’s biggest news.
Forget keeping your trousers in place, this season's belts are merely a conceptual folly. Waist belts haven't had a shot at the limelight since Gok Wan was last on telly (AKA 2006), but under the watchful eye of Victoria Beckham, Prabal Gurung, Brandom Maxwell and Alexander Wang it's roaming free once again. They cinch, they style and they accentuate the waist, but what they won't do is anything functional.
After The Row's fall fashion show it's been reported that the Olsen twins gave out goodie bags containing crystals. They gifted black tourmaline, which reduces fear, increases focus and repels negative energy, and clear quartz that balances physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual planes. Purge your emotions in the most stylish way possible.
To be fair, there is never a moment when leopard print isn't in favour. Yet, it's prowess is peaking thanks to Victoria Beckham putting it on the catwalk and Alexa Chung and Caroline Issa modelling it off.
Even though he's one of Selfridges' best selling brands, Philipp Plein's AW18 fashion show has been widely panned. Why? Firstly Irina Shaky took to the catwalk hand-in-hand with a robot while Fly Me to the Moon played. But, what was most egregious to many was when snow (sorry foam) fell on the audience. Atmospheric? No. Wet and cold? Yes.
Say 'buh-bye' to the shortest-lived revival trend in the history of fashion for the going out-out top has been laid to rest. RIP. Ever since Bella Hadid wore a fitted blazer with jeans it's stolen the spotlight. Sorry, chainmail tops it's 'bye for now'.
Sartorially speaking, suits are still very much on trend. However, to give it a 2018 twist try teaming a blazer with a similarly coloured trouser. It's less prim and matchy-matchy but has the same stand-out effect.