Power women yet Feminist-the New York fashion week SS18 trends
This spring summer 2018 season of New York fashion week the designers got influenced by The American patriotism while some loved the idea of Gender equality. While few designers opted the idea - let's make America great again, some designers brought the wide shoulder suits and broad shirts for the women with confidence.
Victoria Beckham and Prabal Gunrung established the idea how women should be treated through their Manly silhouettes and the Vivid color palettes. This season the styles were very contrasting, designers were divided to chose feminity or being the boss of men-this is why we have seen many designer brand added shirt inspired top and on the contrary, to that, some added the fluid and soft touch through soft tones of pink and feminine silhouettes.
Tom Ford opened the New York fashion week SS18 season with his broad shoulder padded coat and some of his accentuated tops for the women-his focus was truly on making women feel being the boss, authoritarian and love being feminist. The designer even added the draped style dress with accentuated and broad shoulder to prove his point the modern women love to carry the attitude of being bold.
Apart from the above trend, we spotted Romanticism is back in trend as few designers shown the dark romantic soft lace, fluid dresses such as Brock.
Public School-The transparent plastic motif
The disgner duo Chow and Maxwell presents the women's shirt but with the men's black and white check while one side of the shirt had smiley icons written - come again.
Chow and Maxwell adds the transparent plastic motif and the “come again” became purposeful design ruses, the former as see-through handbags, hoodies and other clothing items, the latter as signage which, Osborne noted, carries tiered meanings, as heartfelt welcome — “please come back!” — and for chiding disappointing behavior — Come again?
The biggest thing we spotted were bold laundry-bag plaids, transparent anoraks, denim workwear and comfortable hoodies and track pants. Many silhouettes were amply cut, and pieces from the men’s wear collaboration with Jordan were integrated into the lineup, worn by women.
Aparte from the above styles we also spotted the sexy look too, whether cheeky shorts, an off-beat, off-the-shoulder top, and drawstring bubble skirt combo or skinny black-and-green ribbed knits, slit for strategic shows of skin. Elevated streetwear rooted in an elevated sense of social responsibility. Plastic bag-inspired, perhaps. But hardly disposable, on either count.
Victoria Beckham- soft colors of mineral blue, pink and Lavender
She had clear vision for her spring collection was soft, mineral blue, pink and lavender as well as vivid red worked on silhouettes that exuded gentle women power.
She describes her collection - “I feel this collection shows the many powers of femininity,” said Beckham backstage. “How delicacy can be strong.”
Pertly tailored takes on utility shirts, some done in men’s checks, were paired with light pencil skirts. Fluid oversized shirts were layered over easy, wide-legged pants, and new suits came with boxy blazers and slim pants.
A red dress with a high, gracefully ruffled neckline and cutaway panel at the waist was cut in a relaxed but seductive line. Many silhouettes were covered up, but not without allure or playfulness. Candy-colored glitter pumps and the occasional jeweled anklet offset the collection’s womanly sophistication with the perfect boost of girlish whimsy.
Prabal Gurung- exploring the women's attitude
Last season Prabal Gurung explored the idea to show what we feel through our style, this season he continued the show her women what they could be. Color definitely has the power to communicate messages and meanings.
For spring summer 2018 season, Prabal Gurung used bright, vivid tones, such as vibrant shades of blue, green, yellow and pink, to celebrate women’s beauty. In particular, the designer explored different kinds of feminine attitudes through a pretty collection telegraphing an overall sense of happiness and positivity.
The constructed pieces that opened the show put the focus on the strength of Prabal’s girls – urban heroines sporting high-waist short pants, sculpted blazers and boad-shouldered overcoats, all revealing corsetry details.
The same powerful attitude didn’t get lost when the designer veered toward more fluid silhouettes. A patchwork of silk-satin fabrics in checkered patterns gave an eye-catching twist to a pretty cutout asymmetric dress, while unbuttoned details injected a sexy kick into a group of plisse knitted frocks.
A series of hand-draped evening dresses, including solid styles crafted from a shiny silk with a liquid effect, as well as other options enriched by exquisite floral embroideries, closed that show on a glamorous note.