New York Fashion Week: 4 trends we'll be wearing this winter

The international fall fashion circuit kicked off this week in New York City. From flowing silks to butter yellows, here are a few ideas for your winter wardrobe.

While the autumn and winter runways in NYC weren't really frontline for this year's big social movements like #MeToo or Time's Up, with many designers keeping quiet, a small selection of New York's edgier and even established fashion designers chose to add to the conversation. 

Parabal Gurung, who The Washington Post has labeled ‘the most woke man in fashion’, sent models in his finale down the runway clutching white roses - a nod to this year's Grammy Awards red carpet. Handbags at Tom Ford read 'Pussy Power', and Jonathan Simkhai showed a Suffragette-inspired collection. 

Amongst all the sartorial glamour and glory of the shows, there were a few recurring themes to try at home when the weather cools down.

When it comes to winter wear, here are our top trend picks.

1. Indulge in buttery mustard yellows

A number of designers chose to use rich, golden yellows throughout their collections. The bold, optimistic colour was threaded through the runway in lady suits and accessories at Michael Kors, and in luxurious silks and evening-wear at Bottega Veneta and Eckhaus Latta. 

2. Play like the royals in plaid and chequers

With the royal wedding and a new royal baby soon upon us, it seems even the fashion world has caught royal fever. English-style plaid patterns featured heavily in a number of shows, as did prim and proper chequers, for prim and proper buckled coats, pants, and bags.

Mansur Gavriel featured a blue and white checked overcoat amongst other softer colour tones, while Self-Portrait and Jason Wu made modern versions of plaid pantsuits and pencil skirts. 

3. Slip into something silky 

Draped and flowing silks were also a heavy feature across most shows - adding a bit of softness to heavy winter outfits. Self-Portrait and Adam Selman used gentle and bright blue hues, while the stunning pink-lit Sies Marjan show worked a Wes Anderson style palette, with pyjama like silks in pistachio, burnt orange, pink, and blue. 

4. Cut it out 

While the colder weather may not invite bare skin - the runways of NYC were packed with cool cutouts in unexpected places. There was laser cut leather at Christian Siriano, elegant tear aways at Cushine at Ochs, and a whole host of unusual reveals for Aussie designer, Dion Lee.  

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