The Only 5 NYFW Trends You Need to Know

Not so long ago NYFW was, if I'm being honest, a little bit dull. The same power brands producing the same, safe, commercial collections—it never lured me in in quite the same way the vivacity of London's up-and-coming, vibrant scene continues to do. But over the past few seasons, the Big Apple has been shaking it up with exciting, new, home-grown talent being so influential that even those bigger names have ripped up the rulebook and started over. There are cult brands taking to bigger stages—see Maryam Nassir Zadeh, or Ulla Johnson for example—women who are carving out an alternative day-dressing method. American designers have long been famed for their ability to create covetable casual clothes, but a booming group of designers are giving the idea a real reboot—and the global audience is interested, buying from these smaller labels even if it means taking a hit on the import tax front.

So there's some exciting movement, and therefore there are some enticing new trends to get to grips with for spring 2018. We've cherry-picked a few of our favourites—the ones you can shop now if you can't wait until next February (guilty!). Keep reading to see NYFW's headline trends and to shop a key piece for each now.

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