Hello #FTcrew! I am finally home from New York Fashion Week and boy do we have a lot to talk about. Let me tell you, fashion week is a disaster, but it’s not what you think. It is the most beautiful disaster you could ever imagine. It’s a complete blur of sparkles, tulle, chunky accessories, and camera flashes. It is what every fashion lover dreams of!

My schedule was a bit chaotic to say the least. I arrived in the big apple Wednesday night, lugged my giant suitcase (which I had to pay a $200 fee for being over weight… #fashionweekproblems) to my Uber and headed to my hotel. That night I grabbed sushi with some friends from the city, then to bed it was for me as my first show of the week was at 10 in the morning.

A blanket of white was unleashed on the city over night, making it feel like I was living in an actual snow globe… after 22 shows, 4 presentations, 3 Fashion Talk episodes later, and a few parties sprinkled in between. This is what you need to know about the NYFW trends that will shape how you dress this Fall.

Ruffle Me Up Baby

They are feminine, fun, flirty, and they’re back. Ruffles and frills were spotted on countless runways this season including Nicole Miller, Altuzarra, and Self-Portrait.

Michael Costello

Vivienne Hu

Sneak peek from @viviennehustudio show @lauraziedone #viviennehu #skylightatclarksonsq

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Katty Xiomara

Vintage Luxe Velvet

For some reason there is no other fabric that can scream glamorous and grungy to me at the same time more than velvet. Lucky for you, this Fall you can embrace both sides of your fashion sense as velvet was seen at the Erin Fetherston, Jill Stuart, and Tadashi shows.

Gypsy Sport

Maya 💃🏽Look 26 #GypsySport fw17 #nyfw ♥️

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Katie Gallagher
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Francesca Liberatore

Layer It On – More Is More

One of my favorite trends from the shows has to be layering. Designers like Oday Shakar, Francesca Liberatore, and Miguel Vieira had fun mixing fabrics to create a unique look that blends two worlds.

Nicholas K

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Oday Shakar

 

Boss Lady in the Suit

Bringing menswear back into womenswear sends a message of strength and unity. We all know history repeats its self, and that could not be truer in the fashion world. Tadashi Shoji, Jason Wu, and Alexander Wang all showed a variety of pant suits.

Alex Vinash

Tadashi Shoji

Take center stage #NYFW #TadashiShojiFW17 #RevolutionOfLove

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Noon by Noor

Fall 2017 Look 19 #noonbynoor #fall17 #nyfw

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A side of lace to butter me up

Countless designers showed oversized and layered looks with a side of lace. It adds that perfect touch of sultry and sexy without completely overdoing it, making you look like your grandmother’s tablecloth. Designers like Mimi Prober and Taoray Wang mastered the look of lace this NYFW.

Mimi Prober

Mimi Prober FW17 photo by Veronica Liow #nyfw #nyfw17 #mimiprober

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Taoray Wang

Thank you @TaorayWang for having me open your show! #nyfw #fw17 #taoraywang

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Leanne Marshall

Glam vs. Goth

Now when it comes to Fashion Week trends there are always the princess glam moments and dark goth moments. Let me tell you, I relish in those moments, because they are oh so good! Designers like Sherri Hill, Mac Duggal, and Gemy Maalouf embraced the sparkly life this season while Miguel Vieira, Hakan Akkaya, and Ane Amour did the complete opposite.

Sherri Hill

Girls! Girls! Girls!⚡️👗✨😍 #NYFW #nyfw2017 #fw17

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Mac Duggal

Piece after piece of perfection! #FW17 collections at #NYFW! 💛🔥

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Gemy Maalouf

Miguel Vieira

#nyfw #nyc #runway #miguelvieira #myfavouritecolourisblack @miguelvieiraofficial

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Hakan Akkaya

#nyfw#hakanakkayanywf

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Ane Amour

The Message

Aside from the obvious amazing styles and buzz that surrounds fashion week, there was a more serious topic being addressed. Equality. A sort of peaceful riot or pride walk took over runways at Chromat, Gypsy Sport, and Namilia, just to name a few. Many shows made subtle jabs at the recent presidency while others passed around pink pins stating the CFDA’s support for Planned Parenthood. The diversity that dominated the runway had those of us in the audience (who are normally told to keep are legs uncrossed and voices down) yelling and cheering with pride as we witnessed a change in the industry right before our eyes.

Chromat

Namilia

Gypsy Sport

Jesi 🎀Look 29 #GypsySport FW17 #nyfw #Vitiligo DIY 👜 #chrishabanaforgypsysport

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