The Hottest Looks From New York Fashion Week

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Marc Jacobs Spring 2018
(Courtesy Marc Jacobs)
Marc Jacobs Spring Fashion 2018
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(Courtesy Kenzo/ Courtesy Fendi)
Canadian Tuxedos Have Crossed Over

Head-to-toe denim got a reprise this season, with designers trying new shapes, giving the staple a facelift. No need to retire the vintage, light-wash Levi’s, but dark denim is seeing a resurgence. The textile is doing double duty, with sleek, cinched dresses at Fendi (above, right) as well as Canadian suits and tuxedos showing up at Kenzo (above, left), Alexander McQueen, Rosie Assoulin and more. Remember the dark, punked-out denim circa 2000? Well, in the hands of Tom Ford, Versus and Nina Ricci, polished jeans are back for spring summer 2018. 

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(Courtesy Chanel)
Life in Plastic, it's Fantastic

From Calvin Klein to Valentino and Chanel, clear plastic outerwear (and footwear) is having a major revival. Whether you're facing a rainstorm à la the models at Chanel's Spring 2018 show, or you simply want to try standout PVC accessories, spring will undoubtedly be filled with clear, shiny pieces. As seen at Chanel (above, left and right), Burberry, Topshop, Calvin Klein and Fendi, plastic in varying shades will be everywhere this Spring.

 

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(Courtesy Marc Jacobs)
Fannypacks are BACK?

We can deny it no longer: One of the most taboo accessory trends of all time is making its comeback. Fanny packs are officially cooler than ever. No matter your aesthetic, there's a hip-slung bag for you. Strap on an oversized number from Marc Jacobs runway (above, left and right), directional to minimalist with Rochas, or wear it on the diagonal with Balenciaga.  Earlier in 2017, the bag trend was spotted on Kendall Jenner, A$AP Rocky, Rihanna and Bella Hadid. For Spring 2018, it was all over the runways, proving the revamp is here to stay.

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(Courtesy Marc Jacobs)
We're Mad About Plaid

Gray checked blazers took over the street style scene this past season, but the trend is just getting started. Flourishing into full-on plaid, the print was everywhere from the runways to the street style set outside the shows. From colorful coats to menswear-inspired blazers to unexpected plaid accessories, there are endless ways to weave the trend into your wardrobe this year. It looks as if heritage checks are going nowhere for the season ahead. Marc Jacobs came via voluminous coats as seen here, while other designers including Victoria Beckham, had a more traditional appeal. Burberry's homage was perhaps the most overt—expect to see its check caps everywhere next season.

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(Courtesy Bottega Veneta/ Courtesy Chanel)
Get Into the Trench

The classic trench coat gets a fresh upgrade after being reworked in an endless amount of iterations on the runways. From new cuts to feathers and ruffles, there's a fun new trench for everyone to try this season. The star of the shows was exquisitely updated via belts and colorful accessories via Bottega Veneta (above, left) and Chanel (above, right); deconstructed and deified at Margiela; duplicated, then joined at the hem to comprise a cape-topper to a tailored under-coat at Céline.

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(Courtesy Vivienne Westwood/Courtesy Giorgio Armani)
Life Imitating Art (Prints)

Art and fashion intersected on the Spring 2018 runways, making for a colorful and rich way to shake up any wardrobe. With major cultural institutions like the Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art mounting splashy fashion exhibitions, the fashion world decided to show some love in return. That would explain the many ways that the art world was conjured on the runways of Spring 2018 Fashion Week shows. Designers presented pieces from bold and colorful from Vivienne Westwood (above, left) and Giorgio Armani (above,right) to Andy Warhol-inspired pieces at Versace to cartoon works of art emblazoned onto Prada's collection, art is wearable in 2018.

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(Courtesy Christopher Kane/Courtesy Sonia Rykiel)
A Little “Brief“ Exposure Never Hurt Anyone

Salute your shorts this season and bare it all with underwear meant to be seen. Christopher Kane (above, left) layered a sheer dress over their skivvies, while Sonia Rykiel's bright two-piece was worn with a see-through puffed-sleeve dress (above, right). Transparencies are a headlining trend—sheer coats, dresses and skirts revealed cycling shorts and full briefs. Basically, it's all about what lies beneath next season. Consider it a more demure take on the ubiquitous naked dress.

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(Courtesy Off-White/ Courtesy Louis Vuitton)
In this Bright Future You Can't Forget Your Pastels

Whether lilac, pink, lemon or duck egg blue, expect to see an array of fashion's prettiest shades next season. But as Victoria Beckham said "delicacy can be strong;" saccharine these colors are not. Consider tailoring in ice cream hues or wearing them in unexpected ways like at Louis Vuitton (above, right.) From skirt suits by Off-White (above, left) to romantic dresses, the pale hue was all over the Spring 2018 runways—the pretty pastel shade of lavender or blue makes for an Instagram-friendly alternative to millennial pink. 

By Farah Lopez

What's on the horizon for Spring 2018? From statement-making fringe to the lavender shades that are challenging millennial pink as the next "It color," this season's collections are blossoming with a fresh take on popular trends. Designers are playing with a variety of silhouettes, geometric cutouts, designer denim, tassels galore and pops of lavender and yellow. Scroll through the slideshow to see the top eight trends from New York Fashion Week that will shape the racks next season. From sweet, short suiting to bold, shimmering fabrics, we're breaking down the big takeaways and giving you the best looks. 

Farah Lopez
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