Glitz & Glam, New York’s catwalk debuts

New York Fashion Week consisted of different looks for its models.

Illustrated by Lindsay Estrada

New York Fashion Week consisted of different looks for its models.

Lindsay Estrada, Reporter

The Big Apple shines with Fashion Week, Feb. 11-16, as trends debut for the fall.

New York’s Fashion Week (NYFW) is one of the most innovative shows in the world. Featured new trends and designer fashion on the catwalk eventually make it into everyday life.

New York Fashion Week had the most experimental takes in fashion, whereas Milan and Paris were more traditional with their events by featuring already established designers. New York favored fresh takes. 

Opposed to the powerful and edgy looks by shows in Milan, New York featured bold and bright attire on their models.  Fun and unique fabric with sequins, feathers and sheer garments made their way in as well. Big and prominent silhouettes with a flamboyant flair were everywhere. 

Genderless design has taken the fashion world by storm, challenging traditional definitions of what clothing should look like for men and women.

Aaron Potts, a Brooklyn-based designer, launched his genderless fall/winter 2022 collection, ‘Skin Folk,’ inspired by the various shades of skin color. His designs incorporated dropped crotch pants, ruffles and tunic style clothes. 

 The shows featured street fashion inspired garments, such as the reintroduction of trench coats — as designers took advantage of the cold weather to make it chic.

 As Y2K trends, expect extreme hemlines, from maxi to mini, skirts are going through dramatic changes on the runway. 

Marc Jacobs’ designs were dominated by long maxi-skirts, paired with a small sheer top and a voluminous puffy jacket. 

In shows by Christian Cowan and Miu Miu, models sported daringly short hemlines. 

Other beauty trends seen in NYFW were a smokey dark eye, with clear glass-like complexions, and cool red lips. 

The show was groundbreaking, featuring fun and outstanding garments, in a world where tradition rules.