Fashion Week 2017 Recap

While the temperatures have just begun to rise, designers are already thinking ahead to the next snowfall. Check out what trends will be hitting the streets this F/W season.

It’s that time of the year again- when bloggers and celebrities fly across the globe to see the latest trends that designers have put out- Fashion Week. This time, Blueprint has hunted down the five most common trends at New York, Paris, and Milan runways- fashionistas, take note.


  • Large & In Charge

–  It’s all about the pantsuit this autumn. But instead of squeezing into form-fitting blazers with too tight shoulders, borrow from the boys (literally) and embrace the oversized look. Models at Alexander Wang, R13, Victoria Beckham, and Calvin Klein shows were all seen wearing this mix of laid-back and formal. With a simple tee and jeans, it pulls together the best put-together look.

Casually in charge, as seen at the Alexander Wang show. (Image: Yannis Vlamos)


  • All Caught Up

–  Conspicuous? Scandalous? Perhaps. But this winter, designers have styled the eye-catching fishnets with more delicate silhouettes and brighter colours, even creating fishnet tops. Make the most out of the pattern by pairing them with skirts or shorts, as seen in the Simon Miller and Dennis Basso shows.

Pair the pattern with shorter hemlines, as seen in the Simon Miller F/W 2017 Show. (Image: Simon Miller)


  • Crushing on Velvet

– At your next formal, switch out from traditional silky thin fabrics and instead give a shot at velvet- preferably in deep jewel tones, to give off a rich, luxe vibe. For a more wearable look, take a velvet blazer and pair it with any t-shirt and jeans combo for a quick glamorous look.

umberto fratini
Take a note from Self-Portrait’s latest collection and try velvet separates for a more street-appropriate look. (Image: Umberto Fratini)


  • Red is the Warmest Colour

– The most sensual colour out of the ROYGBIV palette, red has been flooding the runways across the globe. Embrace the bold hue in a carnelian one-piece, or go monochromatic by layering different tones from head to toe.
The monochromatic look a bit too extreme? Choose one crimson piece instead to be the highlight of your look. (Image:


  • Making a (Literal) Statement

– This year, the designers haven’t been afraid to state their political beliefs. At New York and even in Milan, designers from Versace to Creatures of Comfort were clear to state their opinions, directed at America’s current political situation. 

Wear your pride on your sleeve- or in this case, on your entire torso. Brands such as Creatures of Comfort slapped slogans onto tops, accessories, and one-pieces to make their statement. (Image: Creatures of Comfort)


Do you plan to take any of these trends to the streets? Let us know what other trends caught your eye in the comments below.

-Seiyeon Park (’17)


Featured Image: Molly SJ Lowe

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