STRING THEORY

Crochet, which started edging its way in a year ago, is in full expression on New York runways this week. Crochet, pointelle and other openwork stitcheries are used for midi-dresses, pullovers and bodysuits, bringing texture and interest to basic silhouettes. Deep flounces, scallop edges, and little beads add more post-hippie chic to this crafty technique.

Ulla Johnson Spring Summer 2019
Rodarte Spring Summer 2019
Pyer Moss
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Summer 2019 NY
Ulla Johnson Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019
Prabal Gurung
Spring Summer 2019
Carolina Herrera
Spring Summer 2019

I HEART TEXTURE

 

Textured sweaters are all the rage on the New York runways, and look especially fetching in candy-heart shades like coral, cotton candy pink and Valentine red. There are creative cables, high stand necklines, rough topstitches and fat rosettes adding extra interest to cozy pullovers. Novelty sleeves continue to gain momentum and distressed details (like placed runs) keep all the sweet colors from getting too precious.

Hellessy Fall RTW 18
Ulla Johnson Fall RTW 18
Prabal Gurung Fall RTW 18
Alejandra Alonso Rojas Fall RTW 18
Pyer Moss Fall RTW 18
Son Jung Wan Fall RTW 18

GOOD EGG

 

Egg yolk yellow is emerging as THE color of Fall 2018. The RTW runways (and audience members) radiate with variations of gold, honey, ochre and mustard. The hue works well for accent pieces, as type or a graphic on a sweatshirt, or styled as head-to-toe monochrome ensembles. Crushed velvets, varnished vinyls, plush sweater knits, and layered sheers add depth and dimension to this vibrant shade.

Bottega Veneta New York Womenswear Fall Winter 2018-1019 NYC February 2018
Milly New York Womenswear Fall Winter 2018-1019 NYC February 2018

Bottega Veneta New York Womenswear Fall Winter 2018-1019 NYC February 2018
Ulla Johnson New York Womenswear Fall Winter 2018-1019 NYC February 2018