New York Fashion Week fall 2018 is in full swing, with Alexander Wang, Bottega Veneta, and Victoria Beckham being just some of the latest names who launched their fall ready-to-wear collections within the past two days.
As of now, although there are still a few days to go, NYFW seems to be all about the ‘00s accents and the inspiring notes, with body-con silhouettes and spiky heels going hand in hand with messages of love and empowerment. One thing is for sure – NYFW won’t stop (at least for the upcoming three years) making a stand politically, trying to help a broader audience understand the wrong issues that are currently haunting our beautiful world.
Get ready for a debut, some dresses that Trinity would fiercely flaunt, and a modestly colored surprise!
Alexander Wang Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 RTW Collection
What about destroying the patriarchy in some cool Matrix-inspired ensembles? That might surely not be the best-case scenario for many women, and it is totally understandable, but so it was for Alexander Wang’s girls’ gang, who dressed up in some pretty authoritative outfits for the newest Alexander Wang fall 2018 collection.
Filled with “CEO 2018,” “Platinum”, and logo patterns, Wang’s vision for the colder seasons is an ode to assertiveness and empowerment, here translated to a 44-piece collection that was all about the female silhouette’s celebration. Fashion aside, the Alexander Wang fall 2018 collection brought another important topic onstage – the idea that women should be enhanced, empowered, and given space (especially in the working environment), starting from now.
“I’m blessed and honored to work with such incredible, smart, powerful women,” Wang told Vogue backstage, diverting all the attention from himself for a few minutes. “It felt timely to do a collection that reflects a different part of my life, everyone knows the partying me, but I actually go to work more than I party.”
And while Wang may spend a lot of time at home, we bet his fall 2018 collection’s garments will be easily flaunted at any Friday party (and, of course, on Instagram) starting from next September.
Bottega Veneta Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 RTW Collection
As of now, this NYFW fall 2018 seems to be an ode to womanhood, and the city of New York, which also happen to be two of the best things in the world. Bottega Veneta’s fall 2018 collection was, more specifically a sweet love letter to New York City, wherein Bottega Veneta has just opened its first store outside of Italy (you’ll find it on Madison Avenue).
Bottega Veneta’s debut in New York perfectly reflects the city’s fashion legacy and input, as it could be described as a well-balanced mixture of loungewear-inspired suits, luxurious velvety evening gowns, and, of course, the omnipresent cocktail proposals. As with what seems to be next autumn’s lead leitmotif, most proposals were strongly Eighties and ‘00s-inspired, with translucent fabrics and fluid textures dominating the scene.
With a debut like that, we expect the newest Bottega Veneta store to hit it big, for sure.
Victoria Beckham Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 RTW Collection
When Victoria Beckham debuted her first collection 10 years ago, we bet many didn’t think she could make it this far. Determined to enter the fashion world with a blast and willing to enrich the fashion industry with her minimalist, clean-cut “tone of voice,” Victoria Beckham is now one of NYFW’s shiniest stars, with her collections always being some of the most anticipated.
For her Victoria Beckham fall 2018 collection, the British designer treated us to loose silhouettes, softly structured figures (especially when it comes to the coats), and a slightly livelier color palette, which aside from the usual blacks and blues includes soft whites, oranges, and even cheetah patterns.
Don’t let those animal prints fool you, though. Victoria Beckham’s fall 2018 collection is modest through and through, as her aesthetics have significantly evolved ever since she stopped being associated with her alter ego Posh Spice.
Sober designs aside, what she wants us to focus on, is the detailing. “I want you to be able to see the details,” she concluded backstage, “and to hear them.”
Photos via Vogue