Held in one of the few fashion capitals of the world, New York Fashion Week is one of the biggest fashion events of the year. In fact, the semi-annual showcase, held every February and September, draws in roughly 232,000 attendees to more than 500 shows, and therefore brings in close to $900 million in revenue, according to fashion authorities at WWD.com. And all this, for what? To see the latest in fashion and beauty trends from the worlds top and most influential designers.
NY Fashion Week Trends You Can Do at Home
While buying all of these fabulous clothes is not a reality for many of us, that doesn't mean that we can't keep up with the latest trends displayed at New York Fashion Week. You may need to get a little creative, and employ your best sewing skills and craftsmanship, but some of the trends you can definitely recreate at home. Let's take a look at some of the major NYFW concepts that you can recreate in the comfort of your own home:
Sweater as a Scarf
Seen in the shows of labels such as R13, Tibi and Creatures of Comfort, the sweater-as-a-scarf definitely was a popular trend in this year's New York Fashion Week showcase. And the greatest thing about this trend? It's so easily recreated without spending a ton of money. Pick out the boldest sweater in your wardrobe, and tie it high and tight around neck. Let it hang down in a somewhat disheveled manner, and you're now adopting one of the biggest statements at this years NYFW. Generally, the chunkier and the more creative the sweater, the better, so you could even consider knitting a sweater beforehand to wear as a scarf.
Do you have an old quilt stuffed in your linen cabinet or one lying around that you don't use? Well, thanks to designers such as Prabal Gurung and Dion Lee at NYFW, you can now be on top of the latest trends. The skirts are usually shown in a longer length, and in a wrapped or straight style. While a lot of the skirts were shown in bold colors like green and navy, and matched with the same color top, you could always try something more colorful to make more of a statement. Take your old quilt, clean it up and get sewing so you can start wearing this fashion item by the time fall comes around.
This trend provides a lot of opportunity for us DIY-ers who love to create something out of nothing. Designers such as Adam Selman, Prabal Gurung, and Esteban Cortazar used a lot of color blocking with bright hues, solid and bold colors, as well as a mix-in of patterns. Used mostly on dresses and coats, this trend is easily recreated at home by taking old clothes and fabrics and sewing them together in a style that you like. Think contrasting colors and patterns, and block them together to stay in trend this fall season.
Don't Forget Hair and Makeup
An outfit is not complete without the appropriate accessories, hair and makeup. And NYFW takes no exception to this, displaying the latest in beauty trends to match with every fashion piece. This year, we saw a lot of glitter, braids, '80s headbands, dark black eyeliner and a cat-eye look. If you're at a loss, take a look at major beauty brands' social media pages, like Amway's Facebook page, for the latest in products and trends.
New York Fashion Week is an exciting time for any fashionista. And for those of you who love to recreate these trends at home, follow some of these ideas and always be at the top of your fashion game.