We're Still Not Over These Fashion Week Trends

Although New York Fashion Week was a bit different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many designers displayed their work through socially distanced or virtual shows. One couture designer, Christian Siriano, presented his designs in an outdoor setting where everyone, including the models, wore masks to abide by social distancing guidelines. One particularly inspiring part of Siriano's show was the black gown that had the word “Vote” written in white on the gown. This iconic look illustrated how fashion can be used as a way to express yourself and spread awareness about voting in the upcoming election. This show not only marked history in multiple ways, but served up major outfit inspo for this season.  

In his collection, Siriano keeps a trend of minimalism while playing with fun statement colors like red, yellow, black and blue. He played with fun patterns while keeping a trend of crop tops and two piece sets, which have been a major staple this past season. Colorblocks and big, abstract shapes in primary colors are a fashion week hit that you can work to your own wardrobe. Siriano’s Fashion Week show featured high necklines, puffy sleeves and mini dresses.

The designer also incorporated blazers with many of his looks, which has been a major trend entering the fold and an easy way to look pulled-together and posh. Adding a blazer to a tee-shirt or any outfit is a classic trick to look and feel like a boss. 

Similar to Sarriano, couture designer Jason Wu did his show outside in New York City, creating a gorgeous beach layout including a boardwalk, sand and palm trees. Jason Wu’s Fashion Week looks were both minimalistic and fun, filled with chic and sophisticated patterns. Wu kept his designs simple and included a lot of high necklines like Siriano, which is a chic autumn look. To add variety, Wu also included some basic v-neck slip dresses with low backs. This look is comfortable, sexy and timeless all at once- and you can rock it too.   

The creativity that has been used in the new world of living with COVID has been fascinating to watch, and the positive changes that have been made to the Fashion Week experience will remain in place long after COVID.