9 Standout Trends That Ruled NYFW

9 Standout Trends That Ruled NYFW

The FW18 runways proved that the days of mundane dressing are long gone.

The FW18 runways proved that the days of mundane dressing are long gone.

Text: Danielle Combs

Every fashion week, fashion fans and purveyors alike gather to see what the coming season will bring, and the clothes that will ultimately dictate our style for next fall. This season, the NYFW shows didn't produce a definitive answer but rather ushered in an '80s renaissance that dominated the catwalk. The fashions that defined the decadent era were all there as animal prints, day-glow neon hues, colorful furs, metallics, and tracksuits led the charge for the season's '80s revival. Scroll down to see the standout trends from NYFW.

Graphic Nature 

SEEN AT: MICHAEL KORS, CALVIN KLEIN, BOTTEGA VENETA

The Look: Leopard print is a timeless staple that never goes out of style and has remained as a consistent mainstay in every self-professed fashion lovers closet. Designers took the iconic print this season and transformed it into a medley of unexpected iterations that were a smash hit on the runways.

Shine On 

SEEN AT: BRANDON MAXWELL, SIES MARJAN, CALVIN KLEIN

The Look: Sequins, iridescent fabrics, and gleaming metallic silver proved that the liquid-metal effect will never go out of style. Futuristic fabrics, high-shine finishes, and distinctly cut silhouettes were some of the season's most undeniable trends.

Luxe Leather Outerwear 

SEEN AT: COACH 1941, CALVIN KLEIN, ALEXANDER WANG

The Look: Leather outerwear took on a new meaning this season as long, luxurious coats were presented with a much-needed jolt of edge. Oversized lapels, patent leather, hardware detailing, and embossed stitching took the leather staple to the next level.

Colorful Fur 

SEEN AT: TOM FORD, MARC JACOBS, MICHAEL KORS

The Look: Fall wouldn't be the same without a fur topper to complete any ensemble. Designers were one step ahead this season and opted for coats in a range of opulent hues that were anything but bland.

Orange 

SEEN AT: CALVIN KLEIN, SIES MARJAN, DION LEE

The Look: Orange could arguably be the next color to take over by the time next season rolls around. Tangerine, carrot orange, and vermilion added a necessary jolt of life to NYFW's shows.

Tracksuits 

SEEN AT: JEREMY SCOTT, ALEXANDER WANG, AREA

The Look: Has the tracksuit ever gone out of style? Truthfully, no. The runways were a clear indication that the classic staple is here to stay with iterations fashioned in hot pink velour, fur trimming, and shimmering fabrics.

Fuchsia

SEEN AT: MARC JACOBS, ALEXANDER WANG, ADAM SELMAN

The Look: Tapping into the '80s revival, fuchsia reigned supreme as the season's it color. Over-the-top gowns and power suits utilized the brazen color and retained the essence that defined the era of high-octane glam.

Sharp Suiting 

SEEN AT: VICTORIA BECKHAM, CAROLINA HERRERA, TIBI

The Look: The expertly tailored suit was a main focal point once again this season. A sharply constructed pantsuit from Victoria Beckham in a deep brown was a welcome change, completed with a sleek belt and relaxed trousers.

Plaid

SEEN AT: PRISCAVERA, MATTHEW ADAMS DOLAN, TANYA TAYLOR

The Look: Cher Horowitz would have been pleased by the onslaught of modernized plaid silhouettes. Matthew Adams Dolan emphasized the nostalgic pattern with broad shoulders, voluminous sleeves, and a bubblegum pink hue that will have editors clamoring to own the sleek suit.

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