NYFW Spring 2018 Trend ReportFashion13 September 2017
By Larasati Oetomo
It's the time of the year again. New York Fashion Week: Women's has just ended. Dozens of fashion houses joined the stylish parade to present their Spring/Summer 2018 collection at the show that lasts from September 7-13, 2017.
Sit tight and buckle up because it is never too early to prepare ourselves for the upcoming fashion season. What fashion items, colors, and cuts would be the most anticipated next year? HighEnd scrutinized the overall looks from New York Fashion Week to give a glimpse of future trends before it's too late. What are these?
Volumized sleeve is one of few autumn trends to last throughout the warmer season. However, it is now time to set aside our mustard and bold-colored wardrobe because Spring/Summer 2018 will be about electric colors and, of course, pastels. Classic ruffles and transparent fabric are a pair made in heaven - Oscar de la Renta and Rosie Assoulin know it best. Androgynous cuts like dapper overcoat and suits finally get the main role after co-starring in fall/winter season. What actually surprised us that plenty of designers (from Tom Ford to Brandon Maxwell) try to cross the all-too-casual line by presenting denim-paired looks. Last but not least, athleisure remains the most utilitarian and modern pick of 2018, thanks to Fenty x Puma by Rihanna.
Some designers, however, stand out among others. Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera stole everyone's attention with their perfectly-stated Spring/Summer 2018 collection.
OSCAR DE LA RENTA
In their second showcase for the brand, designer Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia really understand how to interpret the original Oscar de la Renta's love for artworks. That evening, they stunned every guest with their collection of lavish gowns. The looks consist of volumized ruffles, sparks of majestic colors that reminds us of the bursts of sunset, tulle, and sequin prints. Flower miniatures and iconic Oscar de la Renta's signature are blooming in their ready-to-wear pieces, emphasizing femininity and urban dynamics.
Blue, orange, and yellow - Carolina Herrera's Spring/Summer dresses are the metaphor of sunny day on a beach. The gracefulness of the collection lies on sleek fabric, pleats, A-line skirts, and volumized sleeves. To give some energetic mood, Herrera adds some glistening beads and sheer materials to her collection. These are the true blend of playfulness and elegance.