Before my attention is completely swayed away by the NYC Social Media Week, I’d like to talk to you about the most notable trends of the Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week.
Trend #1: It’s in the Cropped Jacket
Cropped Jacket Trend at NYFW Fall 2013
Tonal perfection by J. Brand / Yeehaw! by Holmes & Yang / Leather bomber and beanie DKNY / Quilted Leather bomber and boots by Belstaff
Trend #2: Leather Obsession
Leather was all over the place, ruling the runways with its rocked out 90s feel. One of the strongest statements – and my personal favorite – were leather pants that ranged from skinny (yay!) to baggy (if you have model body, go for it).
Leather Pants Trend at NYFW Fall 2013
Leather skinnies by Pierre Balmain / Rocked out look by BLK DNM / Baggy leather pants by Reed Krakoff
Trend #3: Black or White
You simply can’t go wrong with a black and white combo next fall. What’s simpler than that? Add some pleats, unexpected fabric combos (such as chiffon with leather), and you’re all set for your most fashionable season ever. Look up to Jason Wu: Mrs. Obama’s designer of choice has nailed the golden section for romantic + edgy.
Black and White Trend NYFW Fall 2013
Black and white a-la Bianca Jagger suits by Jenni Kayne / Beautiful pleats by Jason Wu
Trend #4: Show Me Some Boho
I love bohemian pieces here and there, and nothing says more boho than some fur. This time around, it’s more tailored, sleek and grown up. Love.
Boho Trend NYFW Fall 2013
Fur rebel by Rebecca Taylor, who drew inspiration from David Bowie / “What kind of bird are you?” by Pierre Balmain / Belted boho perfection by Jason Wu
Trend #5: Sexy Cutouts
If you want to tastefully expose some skin – black chiffon is for you. And even though exposed midriffs are so Spring 2012, this earthy number from Katie Gallagher makes it look relevant again.
Sexy Cutouts Trend NYFW Fall 2013
Cutout goddess by Katie Gallagher / Elegant and edgy by Yigal Azrouel / Stripy sexy by Jason Wu
Trend #6: Just Try to Keep Looking into My Eyes, or Plunging V-Neck
As your mom probably has taught you in one of those “how to be a lady” talks, when you want to wear something sexy, focus on one part of your body. If it’s a mini skirt, then forget about a deep décolletage, and vice versa. You get the point. Here’s a perfect example of that: deep, magnetizing v-neck combined with a maxi length simple skirt. He will love it, and so will your mom.
Plunging V-Neck Trend NYFW Fall 2013
Elegant simplicity by Jenni Kayne / Cool & sexy by Pierre Balmain / Flowy gorgeousness by Diane von Furstenberg
Bonus: What a Girl Wants, or The Gowns
References to nature in these gowns blew me away. Veronica Beard’s creation looks like a costume of an alien coming from a planet where clothes are made from pyrite.
Gowns NYFW Fall 2013
Gatsby-esque Tadashi Shoji / Malachite-inspired organic ornaments by my favorite Monique Lhuillier / Liquid gold gown by Veronica Beard