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Caldwell Harris founded Leon High School's FIDM Fashion Club in August 2014 and currently serves as the president. She spends her spare time studying the fashion industry and hopes to become a notable fashion designer. This week, she contributes to the Fashion Club Blog bringing us the top three trends from New York Fashion Week!
Feathers, fur and shiny things. In a word: EMBELLISHMENTS.
The catwalks of NYFW included all of the above. From the drape-y, carnation-inspired pieces at Oscar de la Renta to the intense facial and body jewelry at Givenchy; NYFW was full of eye-catching styles. Top designers who captured this trend include Badgley Mischka (pictured above), Oscar de la Renta, Roberto Cavalli, and Rodarte.
Oscar de la Renta
2. Gender Fluidity
While NYFW was full of collections that drew a sharp distinction between genders, there were a handful of designers who chose to go the opposite route: GENDER FLUIDITY.
Androgyny may be one of the hottest trends of the moment. Elements of gender fluidity were sprinkled about NYFW in the departments of makeup, hair, and accessories. It was definitely the narrative of Issey Miyake, Hood by Air, and Public School.
Hood by Air
3. Brights and Pinks
Not so surprisingly, BRIGHTS AND PINKS were ubiquitous in the NYFW SS16 collections. The spring collections will debut formally in a time embodied by budding flowers, late afternoon rain, and garden parties. The fashion houses that personified brights and pinks wholly were DVF, Carolina Herrera, and Monique Lhuillier.
Diane von Furstenberg
In summary NYFW was a wonderful start to Fashion Month—in a word, beautiful—featuring diverse models from different ethnicities and walks of life. —Caldwell Harris, Leon High School FIDM Fashion Club President