Fashion month has officially kicked off in New York City. And for the first time since the pandemic reared its nasty head, the fashionable folk have descended on the streets of the Big Apple to parade from show to show in their finest ‘fits. Of course, they’re all carrying the season’s hottest accessory: a vaccination card.
It’s also a moment for the biggest trends of summer and fall that we’ve been ogling online and fantasizing about to finally come out to play.
Outside the shows, Y2K-inspired low-rise jeans, tube tops, and cut-outs helped attendees battle unseasonably high temperatures, as did a plethora of mesh dresses, barely-there crop tops, and subversive basics. Still, fall vibes came to the party, courtesy of cowboy and rain boots perfect for stomping around the city.
The week is just getting started, but the new wave of fashion is already reviving our quarantine-wearied selves. Below is a selection of the most notable next big things, hopefully coming soon to a streetscape near you. Bright puddle boots are key to battle September showers. Photo: David Dee Delgado/Getty Images.Summer on top, fall on the bottom. The time for transitional weather outfits here. Photo: Melodie Jeng/Getty Images.Some days call for an all-black suit to carry on despite the rain. Photo: Melodie Jeng/Getty Images.The florals-and-tailoring combo is already one of the biggest upcoming trends. Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images.We’d be smiling too if we were wearing these slouchy yet body-con looks.Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images.We will never stop thinking about this corset-style top paired with these green army pants. Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images.Sometimes the simplest of looks — such as a swishy slip dress and knee-high boots — are the ones that make the most noise. Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images.Tommy Dorfman’s LBD (little brown dress) and strappy sandal duo is straight out of our ’90s fever dreams. Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images.Fashion-world royal Jenny Walton is the queen of the midriff-baring look — and this party-on-top, business meeting-on-bottom ‘fit is no exception.Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images.Model Paloma Elsesser wore army pants and flip flops, so we will wear army pants and flip flops.Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images.Something about this bone-and-dusty-blue color combo is calming to our brains.Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images.From the sheer dress to the denim corset — these two know how to dress for the heat. Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images.Macro hair and micro mini spotting at MNZ (that’s Maryam Nassir Zadeh)! Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images.Can we get a round of applause for these mile-high clogs?Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images.A lesson in wearing all-black during Fashion Week and still getting noticed. TikTok’s cowboy boot obsession takes the mean streets of New York! Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images.Everything and then some. This is how the fashion crowd does BTS style.Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images.An all-star look, courtesy of German musician Kim Petras. Photo: Melodie Jeng/Getty Images.Subversive basics take the streets, as evidenced by this mask-ready showgoer. Photo: Melodie Jeng/Getty Images.Low-rise pants? Check. Visible thong? Check. Hari Nef is ready to time travel back to 2001. Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images.A long-sleeved crop top is a must-have for transitional weather. Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images.Not into cut-outs? Layer with some beautifully contrasting tights. Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images.Sometimes the best strategy is just to wear your bra out, as evidenced by Instagram sensation Jazzelle Zanaughtti. Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images.You’re getting sleepy. A hypnosis-inducing print is never not a good idea. Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images.
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