Tom Ford, you killed it
Be prepared for a month of fashion fabulousness, as New York Fashion Week 2017 has officially kicked off in style – and it’s shaping up to be a good one.
The first big show came courtesy of Tom Ford, who roped in Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid to present his spring 2018 collection. As an aside, the fact that Tom was showing at NYFW in itself was quite a big deal, seeing as for the past few seasons he’s either had shows elsewhere (LA? Crazy!), or none at all, focusing on a fabulous film career (if you haven’t seen Nocturnal Animals yet, you must).
It’s safe to say his sort-of-comeback was a success. Kendall and Gigi weren’t the only stars of the show, millennial pink too centre stage too, in the form of ruched midi dresses with wide shoulders, power suits and delicate tank tops. Other nods to the 90s included satin bomber jackets, sharp tuxedos and metallic jumpsuits.
Over at Calvin Klein, Raf Simons and Pieter Mulier served up rubber and fringe dresses alongside satin cowboy shirts and trousers.
In other news, Kanye’s much anticipated Yeezy show was cancelled at the last minute, with no reason given (though rumours are Kanye is exhausted and focusing on his new baby daughter with Kim Kardashian), so we’ll just have to imagine what the clothes could’ve been.
On Sunday Victoria Beckham made us forget those Saint Laurent boots with her glitter stilettos, teamed with power suits in ice cream shades of mint and lilac. Delicious.
At Anna Sui, Bella Hadid helped her sister Gigi walk down the catwalk in a flurry of feathers and sequins.
But NYFW has only just started, expect great collections from the likes Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors too…
For more trend spotting, do flick through our celebrities at NYFW gallery, with the likes of Kim Kardashian, Gigi Hadid and Cindy Crawford dressing for the occasion.
PS from our fashion features director Jess…
New York, New York! after a few seasons of letting us swipe all the fashion glory over here across the pond, you’re loud, proud and covered in glitter for SS18…Why, even VB attacked the pastel Crayolas for her uplifting candy-shop palette and sequinned heels. The model with possibly the best inherited cheekbone genes on the planet – aka Kaia Gerber (aka mini Cindy) – was finally unleashed into her natural habitat, the catwalk. During her first-ever runway season, Kaia made her debut at Calvin Klein. Seeing her stalk the runway in Raf Simons’ virtuoso second collection of buttoned-up colour block shirts and hip-slung satin trousers gave us goosebumps, we tell you. We’re also thrilled to see the OTT beauty that’s all set to trigger an avalanche of vlogger tutorials. We’ll be practising our outrageous nails, a la Helmut Lang’s logo-ed talons, and our Amy Winehouse-homage extreme eyeliner (thanks, Marc Jacobs). And talking of Marc – his exploration of hip-hop style continues into new territory for SS18 – the mash-up of baggy sportswear, African-style headwraps and fried-egg-floral retro prints was truly joyful. London – it’s your move…
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