New York Fashion Week's trends read like a guide to all things American. There were joyful, celebratory moments (stars and stripes across tees at Tommy Hilfiger, and flag-like skirts at Calvin Klein), and there were angry, politically charged moments that were bound to arise after the election. Designers didn't hold back when it came to conspicuous messages: Prabal Gurung, Creatures of Comfort and Public School were just a handful of the brands who got their feelings off their chests and onto their clothes. The slogo idea ain't running out of steam anytime soon, folks.
But there were other facets of America that we noticed within this round of A/W 17 shows: How about the black leather–clad bikers who could hit Route 66 with nothing but their innermost thoughts for company? Or the many twists we saw play out on the grey wool suit?
The good news is that you can already wear and buy all of these looks. So take a look at next season's trends, and see what's NYFW catwalk–approved (and available) now.
NYFW Trend #1: Style Politics
Clockwise from top left: Tommy Hilfiger, Public School, Creatures of Comfort, Prabal Gurung.
From patriotic flags to feminist mantras, the New York runways were chock-full of powerful pieces. This season's designer logo-tee craze continues, as it's the easiest way to get your message across.
Clockwise from top left: Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein, Proenza Schouler, Monse.
Wear hides head-to-toe and simply swap out your skinny jeans on the weekend or even layer up with an evening dress. The options for leather pants are endless, according to New York's most influential designers.
Clockwise from top left: Zimmermann, Victoria Beckham, Jason Wu, Rosie Assoulin.
Whether worn loose and baggy with flats, cropped and made girlish with frills, checked, wrapped, fluted… There was a grey suit for every girl to be found during NYFW. And if Victoria Beckham is on board, you know this trend is taking off.
When wrap silhouettes are amongst the most flattering in the world, it's no wonder designers are revisiting and reinvigorating the one item that makes all women feel good. From Jonathan Saunders's vibrant, slinky and eclectic take on Diane von Furstenberg's classic dress to Beaufille's exaggerated tops and jackets, this is one look we don't need to be pushed into.