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New York Fashion Week fall 2018 is almost over, and we still can’t wrap our heads around the astounding amount of iconic fashions it has treated us to. As if things weren’t already legendary enough, some of the latest NYFW runway shows included those of Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Coach, and Marc Jacobs, which all brought some serious fall 2018 trends onstage.
Get ready for a plethora of tartan prints, oversized patterns, and even more cinematic references. You’ll love it!
Calvin Klein Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 RTW Collection
Starting off with NYFW’s most talked-about runway show is mandatory. Raf Simons, namely the man of the moment (his latest men’s fall 2018 collection inspired by We Children from Bahnhof Zoo is the most acclaimed so far by all genders), just unveiled his newest Calvin Klein fall 2018 collection in a peculiarly artsy location, embellished with Andy Warhol’s photographs, and suggestive Sterling Ruby’s sculptures.
Showcased at the American Stock Exchange, Raf Simons’ Calvin Klein fall 2018 collection temporarily transformed NYFW into a dystopian city filled with stylish humans all dressed up in oversized coats, fancy balaclavas, and deconstructed suits, the futuristic accents of which got partly inspired by Todd Haynes’ 1995 film Safe.
Despite the dystopian leitmotif, Raf Simons’ goal was to instil hope rather than horror, using fashion as a medium to encapsulate all our fears for the future and transpose them to something pleasant to look forward to.
As for the main trends the Belgian designer decided to focus on, Calvin Klein’s latest collection officially declared animal prints, tartans, pointy-toe boots, and white dresses as next fall’s must-haves, confirming other designers’ visions (such as Victoria Beckham’s), as well as throwing something new with the deconstructed prairie dresses. By the way, who thought ski hoods could ever be so stylish?
Michael Kors Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 RTW Collection
Whenever NYFW is approaching, everybody’s mind automatically jumps to Michael Kors. Whether one likes his aesthetics or not, his name is inevitably one of those associated with New York’s fashion the most, as whatever he touches turns to gold. For example, for this latest Michael Kors fall 2018 collection, we bet floral prints on checks, as well as checks on checks will become the hottest outfit combinations, not to mention the animal printed coats, and the pristine dresses.
As many are already pointing out, his fall 2018 collection didn’t bring anything inherently new to this NYFW, but the fact that he reinforced some of the leitmotifs we already got to see throughout these days, validates such patterns as official fall 2018 trends, for sure.
Like many other designers, he paid homage to all women, treating us to a gorgeous hourglass dress painted by illustrator David Downton’s women’s portraits and also used this fall 2018 runway show to prove his latest commitment, namely that of going fur-free, has already started.
Last but not least, if you bought a teddy bear coat this winter, get ready to re-use it all over again next fall, too (of course, with a pair of checked trousers underneath)!
Coach Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 RTW Collection
Do you remember the Alexander Wang fall 2018 collection’s Matrix-inspired motif? Well, you can now transpose it to the woods and filtrate it through a more Blair Witch Project-inspired lens, as designer Stuart Vevers took his Coach fall 2018 collection to some suggestive places, shaping a 63-piece line-up that is coolness at its finest.
Botanical prints, richly spooky colors, sensually structured jackets, and, of course, long, layered dresses were the core of this co-ed runway show of Coach’s, whose evoking location (the South Street Seaport in downtown Manhattan) did nothing but flawlessly accentuate the overall aesthetic of the clothes.
Urban yet natural, Coach’s fall 2018 collection translated instincts and feelings such as fear, courage, and self-confidence to fashion, proving “all things American” can now still be associated with something good and stylish despite what’s happening on the political side of the country.
Marc Jacobs Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 RTW Collection
American designer Marc Jacobs just brought a compelling vision to NYFW, overwhelming the runway with some good, old leitmotifs that exude nothing but fierce accents of high fashion.
Inspired by Eighties haute couture (if you happen to have a keen eye for fashion, you’ll surely spot some Yves Saint Laurent, and Mugler references), the Marc Jacobs fall 2018 collection went bold on stage, unveiling a dream array of pleated trousers, structured shoulders, big bow belts, exaggerated silhouettes, and Carmen Sandiego-inspired hats, throwing few balaclavas here and there, too (we get it, balaclavas are cool).
To top it all off, he cleverly focused on a solid-colored palette that could craftly highlight the figures, especially the shoulders, only to interrupt the scheme with even more color-esque glittery fabrics and gothic floral prints.
Dramatic and imposing, it surely made many be glued to the screen/ runway, and we literally cannot wait to see how the collection’s ad campaign will turn out to be. There’s room for one of Marc Jacobs’ most iconic ad campaigns for sure, here!
Photos via Vogue