It’s been nearly a week since I’ve landed in San Francisco, and I haven’t unpacked, but I’m pretty sure that I left a huge amount of my crap behind in NY. One of my knee socks is still in Elana’s basement, my umbrella is somewhere in the basement at Cafeteria, and I think I may have forgotten my heart in the tents (insert “aww’s” here). But to have not taken anything back with me is absurd—I’ve got my fill of fashion last week, and I’m totally ready to share with you all.
While the biggest trends were probably the dark and broody thing, loose knits and vertiginous shoes—those aren’t the things that really blew me away (and aren’t the kinds of things that you all expect from Chictopia). Here are some trends that got me really excited about fashion again, and some things that I just really selfishly want to see get big.
Pre-fall collections were already hinting at this, but big, furry (or leather) gloves in dark colors were EVERYWHERE. Jane from Sea of Shoes made an apt joke about the Second Amendment (right to BEAR arms? Get it?) that made me snort up my coffee once, and anything that ekes out that kind of reaction from me gets an A+ in my book. Incidentally, I was feeling this trend before the shows and picked up a pair of fingerless leather gloves from a Maria Cornejo sale during my first day in NY.
I’m not a big pants person, and I can’t pull off the drop crotch so I’ve been on the lookout for something—anything!—that I can hang a lantern on. DVF and ADAM showed these beautiful printed trousers in both slim and voluminous cuts that I think are cheeky enough to avoid getting mistaken for a g-ma, but still totally put together.
Chartreuse and Orange
But not at the same time! Pair with lots of greys and blacks and neutrals. Just go with me on this one.
Shoulders from the future
These aren’t yo momma’s shoulderpads. Think pointy, and tubular, or plain futuristic. If you look like Donna Summer than UR DOIN IT WRONG.
Hair and makeup talk is boring—but nails, my ladies, are never boring! Get them airbrushed, glued with baubles, use adhesive polymers (like Lauren Santo Domingo and her silver foil nails) or swirl a few shades together like at Vena Cava.
Also? The hair nub. Mine doesn’t even come close to rivaling Martin Louis King (Jr!) aka the Yeezy to Fashion Weekzy, but it’s a start, right?
Images from Style.com