On the one hand, so bummed that summer is ending. On the other, so excited that New York Fashion Week is starting. NYFW Spring 2019 Day 1 was yesterday and it was a stylish entry into what we can expect the rest of the week and for the coming seasons.
Now, you might be thinking, realistically why do I care? Am i wearing Tom Ford’s printed crocodile bodice that Gigi Hadid strutted down the runway in with an ethereal cape trailing behind as I pick up from carpool, run from varsity game to dance practice pickup, run home from work just in time to get dinner started? Likely not. However, you are still entitled to, number one, know what’s happening in the fashion world around you and, two, get excited about what styles we are going to be privy to come spring because lest we forget these runway looks translate into everyday pieces, whether pants, boots (yay it’s almost boot season!), accessories and even t-shirts.
Feel better? Yeah, well fashion has a way of doing that. So read on for how Tom Ford kicked of day 1 and a roundup of what to expect for the coming week:
Tom Ford’s runway sported the aforementioned crocodile bodice as well as embossed jackets in tons of muted tones, animal prints for days including the stunning Joan Smalls in a leopard print top and jacket, tons of feathery fringe, mixing of leather and lace. High spikey heels were de rigeur and headscarves used in place of over-the-top hairstyles.
Speaking of, these runways lend insight to the next season’s fashions as well as hint at the beauty trends we might see. So what’s the info there? Natural skin tones, individuality (think Meghan Markle’s freckles), possibly a pop of color on the lips. And don’t think glitter and rhinestones are for your teens Coachella getups only: texture will be in, and even if it’s a subtle swipe you should definitely partake.