It’s crazy to think that just 100 years ago, our fashion consisted of floor length dresses and draped garments. Though we did go back to the bob hair cut, there is not much that was adored back then that we adore now.
I think one thing is clear in that New York Fashion Week 2016 was all about keeping it casual. Baggy clothes and cozy accessories were all the rage, on and off the runway. The usual over the top observers attended the events in clothing that they didn’t have to pick their wedgies in.
This everyday style of baggy jeans and comfy t-shirts appeared all over New York Fashion Week’s fans, and the designers reciprocated the approach to be and feel comfortable in your own skin!
Alexander Wang, for example, gave us a really interesting collection that included beautiful but movable dresses but with a comfortable twist, whether it be sneakers or a denim jacket.
Another good comfy and casual collection shown at New York Fashion Week was Hood by Air. Their collection featured many baggy clothes and tousled hair that gave it the ultimate casual look.
However, it is evident that some clothes were a little too comfortable, if you know what I mean.
For the record, I wouldn’t recommend this look for someone of any height.
I asked fellow petite Jenny to expand on this outfit.
“What if the thingies don’t land where my boobs are?”
“Those weird leather Bermuda shorts would go to my calfs.”
“How can I find such a tailor to fix that top part…if I would buy it…which I wouldn’t.”
Though she was secretly really digging the pieces of cloth on the model’s chest, she was absolutely right with the proportions of this outfit– the proportions stink.
Another theme present throughout the week was its exceptional use of diversity. Models of all different ages, races, sizes, and gender identities made their way to the runway, and it was a great way to show that beauty comes in all forms!
A notorious collection that not only had a unique style of clothes, but also a body positive group of models was Gypsy Sport. Their myriad of models from curvy to men, called for a great and masterful show. I even saw a tiny one in there!
Another very casual thing about this week’s events was the fact that clothes were up for sale almost immediately after their event! Designers like Michael Kors
Kors’ collection was specifically inspired by modern and chic styles, and bringing a little wild into the workforce. At the end of the runway show, to make a statement, he posted the tweet above, stating that nothing is more modern than having the clothes you saw on the runway at your fingertips in the matter of hours.
Many other designers did this as well including Tommy Hilfiger and Rebecca Minkoff, who actually invited buyers and shoppers to her runway show.
And who wouldn’t want to buy these beautiful, versatile looks right after seeing them?
I say versatile because when asked another petite, Melissa, how she thought of the long dresses, and if the length scared her, here’s what she said:
“I LOVE it. Honestly, a little tailoring can go a long way. I can see myself at like a baby shower or a light brunch.”
You sure can, Melissa.
To conclude, I think me and my inspiration Zoë Kravitz would be proud to say that this was a very casual and edgy fashion week. Nothing made me want to help a poor model into sweatpants! It put a smile on my face knowing that we don’t have to push our boundaries or buttons to look fashionable. Fashionable isn’t fancy, but it’s what we feel best in, and if that’s sweats and a t-shirt, than you too can look runway ready!