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New York Fashion Week: Spring 2017

The fashion world’s elite all gathered around the chaos of New York City to celebrate the work of designers internationally. Many celebrities and fashion icons filled front row seats, the streets crowded with unique twists on street style in commemoration of this biannual week of fashion.  


One of the most talked about shows of New York Fashion Week was Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 4, but not for all the right reasons. The location of the show was kept a secret until the very last moment. There were hour delays, models fainting from the heat and shoes that simply were not made for walking; one model taking her shoes off mid-runway to prevent herself from falling. Despite all of the complications, the show went on and the Yeezy look remained consistent. Determined to create a collection that was ‘timeless’, Kanye showcased a monochrome colour palette, with a concentration on black, white, beige and khaki. This was emphasised through a variety of knits, as well as parkas and camouflage jackets.

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Australian label Zimmermann has continued to dominate the international market, showcasing their Spring/Summer 2017 collection. Worn by many celebrities, including Beyoncé, Zimmermann has become a favourite for its feminine aesthetic. Inspired by her childhood, co-owner of the label, Nicky Zimmermann created a collection with a high element of construction and quality.  The show was true to Zimmermann’s unique style, with layered clothing that was ruffled, filled with lace, tulle and lots of detail. Lace up boots to the ankle and knee were shown in an array of different colours, all matching the neutral colour palette.

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‘It girl’ Gigi Hadid debuted her collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger at a carnival themed show in Lower Manhattan. The set was filled with rides, fairy floss machines and temporary tattoo booths, which complemented the nautical-themed collection. The collection was a mix between Hadid’s personal style and Hilfiger classics. Opening the show, Hadid wore skinny leather pants and a sailor jacket. The collection also included khaki bomber jackets, sweaters and knits, all embroidered with the Tommy x Gigi logo. These pieces were of course accompanied by logo T-shirts and tracksuits already known to the Hilfiger label.

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Recently appointed DKNY creative directors Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow created a modern street style collection for their Spring 2017 show. Bella Hadid opened the show wearing a navy hooded tuxedo dress. The collection portrayed a futuristic approach to active wear, with hooded dresses and tracksuit jackets that were executed with sophistication for the runway. Knee high socks and sneakers were another trend that dominated the runway, together with logo sports bra sets. Sweater dresses were styled with long sleeved arms that that covered the hands and were distressed at the hem.

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Alexander Wang presented a variety of wardrobe basics for his Spring 2017 collection. The show began with various cropped white button shirts with pin stripped boxer shorts and skirts. Wang also included neon street style looks, which were accompanied with prints of roses and flames. The show finished off with a collection of monochrome embroidered skirts and dresses, together with tie up tops. Just when everyone thought the show was over, Wang unveiled his collaboration with Adidas Originals, a project which has been in the making for over a year. The collaboration includes black hoodies, basketball shorts and tops all including the iconic white stripes and an upside down brand logo.

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