From bold animal prints, to Victorian equestrian influences and modern, futuristic designs, check out SEEN’s favorite fall 2018 runway shows from New York Fashion Week.
By Chelsie Dzbanski
New York Fashion Week never disappoints, but this year’s shows made a big statement. From Coach’s detailed American West inspired show, to Alexander Wang’s retro, “Matrix” inspired looks, to the farewell of fashion icon Carolina Herrera, the 2018 fall ready-to-wear collections caught our eye.
While Brandon Maxwell loves an “evening moment,” his fall 2018 ready-to-wear collection mixes a variety of modern, millennial takes on evening wear as well as polished, put together everyday looks. Sexy bodycon pieces swept across the runway in bright, punchy colors, as well as sleek and simple, easy-to-wear separates. Maxwell also includes structured knits and jeans into his fall 2018 collection, which steps outside his usual dressy aesthetic, but demonstrates his idea of being able to look fashionable and refined in any setting or outfit.
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From the outerwear to the dresses, Coach’s 1941 fall 2018ready-to-wear collection did not lack any details. Inspired by the American West, this moody collection features intense constructions of mixed and matched textiles and prints, as well as heavy duty outerwear that coincides perfectly with Coach’s leather goods. Stuart Vevers, the brand’s creative director, tops off the collection with a variety of handbags featuring artwork by Chelsea Champlain, who he found on Instagram.
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Alexander Wang debuted his fall 2018 ready-to-wear collection in the former offices of Conde Nast, which is home to some of the largest fashion publications in the world, including Vogue. With nods to the 90s and “The Matrix,” Wang fuses futuristic elements, such as structured silhouettes and metallic details, with nostalgic trends including leather minis, retro sunglasses and oversized hair claws, to create this modern rendition of the total boss girl who means serious business.
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While Zimmerman’s ready-to-wear 2018 fall collection, Unbridled, stays true to Zimmerman’s feminine, boho babe aesthetic, the designer spiced up her signature corseted and flowy designs with a touch of leather and menswear influences. With inspiration from the Vicotrian era, channeling romantic equestrians, Zimmerman delivers a well rounded collection in an Earth tone palette.
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Ending her 37-year career with this fall 2018 ready-to-wear collection, Carolina Herrera leaves us with a colorful and bold compilation that gives a sneak peek into the future of her brand. The show started and finished by paying homage to her signature style, a classic white shirt and black trousers, and transformed into a rainbow of animal prints, saturated hues and whimsical details, throughout the middle. Carolina passes the creative director role to Wes Gordon, who will lead the brand’s direction moving forward.
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