The Good, the Bad and the Ugly from New York Fashion Week
Bumbags, straw, mega fringing and oversized bags – that’s the takeway from SS18 at New York Fashion Week.
The bags showcased on the runways of NYC definitely made a statement, but which stood out for all the right reasons, which would be impossible to use in real life, and which were just a big, fat no?
Let’s take a look.
Straw bags aren’t going anywhere and done right they can be a dream, as seen at Christian Siriano, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Brock Collection and Zimmermann (who also ticked off another key trend by making their straw number into a bumbag).
No longer sorely the preserve of uncool dad on holiday, bumbags were everywhere but they’ve been given a fresh reboot. The Zimmermann straw offering (above) is delicate and feminine and Noon by Noor showcased a classy boxy black number. However, I’m not sure the size of the Fenty x Puma by Rihanna bumbag is practical for real life and I can’t see myself wearing a Marc Jacobs-style one either. Which obviously means I’ll have bought three by March.
Detail-wise, fringing was a key trend so expect to see plenty of this filtering down to the high street. It can look great but I don’t think I’d get on too well with a fringed bag and probably end up dipping the fringe into my soup or something. It looks great on this Alexander Wang bag (great for styling up a simple evening outfit) but Calvin Klein has gone a bit OTT. I mean, how do you even get IN to the bags?
Simple lines and more classic pieces from Victoria Beckham, colour block mini hat-bags from Caroline Herrera and unusual shapes by Gabriella Hearst. Lots of good stuff here which would most definitely translate to off the runway.
Oversized totes were sent down the runway by a few designers. It seemed bigger was better, but I’m not so sure. I can’t really see this look working on a quick dash to Tescos.
I just don’t get it. Worn on male and female models in New York, this was a strong look by Helmut Lang Seen by Shayne Oliver. I have a few questions, like where do I put my a) umbrella, b) water bottle, and c) boobs. It’s a no from me.
So what do you think? Are you excited by what you have seen during New York Fashion week or do the new SS18 trends just leave you cold?