New York Fashion week concluded this past weekend to a shift in communication style from ethos to pathos. Designers steered away from subdued and tempered collections that speak to logic. Many of the standout collections from NYFW evoked visceral reactions. Between Public School’s gender neutral pieces, the glimmer of 90’s grunge, and a bubbling affectation for the 70’s throughout shows; designers want you to feel more than anything else. Functionality was significant but trying to capture a feeling was the overarching theme. Below are 7 lessons in fashion we learned from NYFW:
1. Hood by Air’s Shayne Oliver and design duo Public School took on gender roles. Reaffirming the “anything you can do, I can do better” sentiment for both sexes because a dress is not simply for women. Shayne Oliver debuted men’s tunic dresses for the brands Fall 2015 collection.
2. Alexander Wang presented an all black runway show with grunge vibes. Rebellion although already here, see John Legend and Common’s Oscar & Grammy wins as evidence, will continue to appear through fashion as well.
3. Wearing your scarf as a sash is the new style for according to Creatures of the Wind.
4. Slip dresses in thick fabrics were a nod to the 90’s in a very romantic way. They’ll be necessary additions for Fall.
5. Pairing lace in under a coat should make you feel just as sexy as being nude under said coat. Joseph Altuzarra taught you.
7. Kanye’s tattered mens sweatshirts are very likely to look good on women too.