New York Fashion Week Highlights – Spring 2018

I’d like to start this by saying that I am so over New York Fashion Week and, as I write this, we are only halfway through. I’ve had this conversation with a few people already and I have come to the realization that fashion week, now more than ever, is just a spectacle and not at all reflective of the fashion industry as a whole. I am disappointed to see coverage on the shows focusing on the models or the afterparties instead of the clothes (often with zero mention of the actual designs), coming from actual media brands and magazines all the way down to microinfluencers on social media. It is now totally clear that fashion week is just a marketing vehicle, but who for? In my opinion, fashion week is about models and influencers building their brands even more than actual fashion brands. It is all about what shows people have attended (and sat front row, and snapchatted, and Instagrammed) and what model is going to be the newest socialite with the most followers online. It’s really sad to be honest. However, I think that actual buyers and people who attend the shows because it is their business to be there are still, obviously, working hard and are detached from the whole circus of it – Man Repeller actually published a good piece about the Alexander Wang show which I felt summed this up, sort of. This New York Times article was a fantastic take on this topic too. Anyway, I’m going to follow a similar format as I did last season and post images of looks that I particularly loved and also link you to some others. Let fashion month commence!

Rachel Zoe showed her collection before fashion week started in Los Angeles. I loved this print worn by both Zoe herself and Chrissy Teigen at the presentation. Funnily enough, I was sitting a couple of tables away from Zoe during her birthday dinner at Chateau Marmont the weekend before.
I love this look from Rachel Comey from head to toe. I want the earrings. Since interning at an e-commerce site I have a newfound appreciation for the brand as I’ve seen how well her products photograph and how they can be worn so easily in a woman’s daily life.
Rosetta Getty presented another collection which I can see future me wearing (like me as a 35 year old mom lol). I’m always a fan.
Rosetta Getty, again.
Tom Ford’s show was great because he was referencing himself at Gucci, and everyone in fashion looooooved Tom Ford for Gucci. I’m loving his brand more and more as time goes by. This orange coat looks amazing on the model’s skin tone too.
Tom Ford again, and Gigi looks great.
A look at Tom Ford.
I love this romper from Kendall + Kylie. Plus, shoutout to the model Bella Harris! I have shot with her before and she is such a sweetie and really beautiful.
Brock Collection was so romantic and pretty and felt very Spring.
Brock Collection again, giving me Dolce & Gabbana vibes.
I am always here for strappy dresses and matching belts!! Brock Collection, again.
I like this dress by Cinq a Sept. I always stop and look at their stuff in Bloomies.
I love the shape of the bra tops from Adam Selman. He did these in a couple of colors.
Cute, (almost) underwear dressing at Adam Selman.
So obsessed with this menswear look at Calvin Klein. I’d like to see A$AP Rocky in this.
Interesting effects at Calvin Klein.
So pretty but also like blotches of blood. American Horror Story at Calvin Klein.
Liya + Vinyl = Love, at Calvin Klein.
There were a lot of cool looks at Kith, not just for the hypebeasts.
I really loved all of the asymmetric dresses at Jason Wu. I hope this trickles down into fast-fashion.
My favorite look from the Jason Wu show.
I love the two different weights of polka dot in one dress, at Jason Wu.
Say yes to the ruching! At Jason Wu
I want this to add to my collection of black dresses, at Jason Wu.
An updated shirtdress (and the best / most wearable hair and make-up of fashion week) at Hellessy.
I love this color and the way the fabric sashays at Cushnie et Ochs.
Retro style with the matching belt and a super flattering cut at Brandon Maxwell.
I love this glamorous look on Romee Strijd (who I also love at the moment thanks to her vlogs) at Brandon Maxwell.
I love the tied up neck at Prabal Gurung.
The strongest Fenty X Puma collection yet.
Mid-2000s chic at Fenty x Puma.
Sexy with a twist at Fenty X Puma.
I loved too many looks from Alexander Wang to include them all. One thing I don’t like is the runway debut of Kaia Gerber this season (a 16 year old who posts the most risque photos on IG). Let kids be kids.
!!!!! at Alexander Wang
Alexander Wang does Chanel
Two shirts in one at Alexander Wang.
Anna Ewers looking very glam at Alexander Wang.
Marc Jacobs was actually so great this season. I looooove the turbans. So glamorous.
Another great look from Marc Jacobs.
My favorite look of NYFW in general, c/o Marc Jacobs.

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