New York Fashion Week Spring 2018 Review
It's that time of year again, fashionphiles! Welcome to Fashion Month - one of two times throughout the year in which we continuously refresh Vogue Runway for the latest collections, look for any opportunity to see a collection presented live and vigorously critique every look that comes down the catwalk.
You're probably used to seeing roundups of each trend that we saw this season. But that's not how it's going down on emmaelsewhere. In an effort to make these roundups actually exciting and not filled with "couldn't care less" jargon, I'm giving you the info that you need to know from each fashion week. Let's do this.
Biggest Moments of New York Fashion Week Spring 2018:
Kaia Gerber made her runway debut at Calvin Klein, in a nod to her mother's storied past with the brand. As the offspring of mega-model Cindy Crawford, Kaia has a clear natural talent for the catwalk. We've all been predicting it for months, but now it's official - Kaia is going to be the new It Girl. She has the famous genes to make her interesting to the general populace (á la Gigi Hadid/Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenne), but with the model royalty to back up her claim to the throne. I can't wait to see what she does next!
Gigi Hadid lost a shoe while rocking the runway for Anna Sui this season. In a picture-perfect moment (that probably got Anna Sui's collection more press than it otherwise would have had), Bella stepped up to the plate and the sisters closed the show arm in arm. You've gotta love a moment like this!
Leslie Jones lost her mind in the front row at the Christian Siriano show. Known as an incredibly funny comedian who isn't afraid to speak her truth, Leslie let her opinions be known at this year's show. Her overjoyed expressions and exclamations made us all smile and remember that hey, fashion is supposed to be fun!
My Picks for Best Collections of New York Fashion Week Spring 2018:
Every year I tell myself that I'm boring for loving Marchesa, and every year I can't help it anyway. There's something about over-the-top princess gowns and romantic embellishments that gets me every time! This year's florals and fabric that looked almost foamy will surely be present on red carpets everywhere.
Oscar de la Renta
Oscar de la Renta was a surprise to me this year - and a good one at that. After taking the helm at the fashion house, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim have made an incredible effort to preserve Oscar's vision, while implementing their own taste. This year's show was *everything*. Denim, architectural gowns and patterned shirting made this my #1 "I want to wear that" collection.
Zimmermann's boho meets resort meets streetwear collection was a major "YES" moment from me this season. Every piece had its own personality, and I can imagine so many of the bloggers that I follow wearing each look. Some of my favorite aspects of the collection were the use of cutouts and oversized tops with a lowcut neckline. Safe to say I'm into Zimmermann!
My Picks for Best Beauty Looks of New York Fashion Week Spring 2018:
File this one under looks I want to recreate. The rosy lips, glowy skin and shiny eyeshadow at Derek Lam gave me serious 70's vibes, which is right up my alley. Lush brows framed the face to add some structure to an otherwise blurred-out look.
Fenty x Puma
With the recent drop of Fenty Beauty, it was only fate that Fenty x Puma would be the talk of the season. Highlight and bronzy blush (Fenty Beauty of course) from cheekbones to temples was the name of the game. While I don't think I would rock this look in real life, on the runway it translated into a badass, yet neutral look.
If you were looking for a more editorial, graphic beauty look, then Ulla Johnson came through for you. Wearable, yet very edgy, this stark white under eye detail stood out in a sea of bronzy, natural beauty this New York Fashion Week. Matched with intricate contrast piping in the collection, this look made the biggest makeup statement.