Channing Smith '17
Yellow is a color designers typically steer away from- steer away is an understatement- violently shun sounds better. However, despite the dreary weather, the runways were lit up with bright, warm golden hues. Used as an accent color, pops of sunny yellow were seen beside basic navy, greys, and earth tones.
Recently, 70s influence has had a huge influence in the fashion world. So it came as a surprise when designers, such as House of Perna, shown on the left, sent out models with styles inducing visions of poodle skirts and drive ins. The 50s influence was evident in pieces like ankle-length full bodied skirts, classic polka dots, and Mary Jane-inspired pumps.
Vintage inspiration did not stop with the 50s. Designers like PopImpressKA utilized long layered pearls and short, silky slip dresses, emulating the flapper image of the 20s.
Colorful furs coming into the spotlight is a blessing in disguise, as temperatures dropped below zero during fashion week. Stepping outside the limits of just outerwear, furs were seen as trim accents, as well as embellishments on shoes and accessories.
Yes, fashion week is first and foremost about the fashion. But, it’s also a chance for B list celebrities, bloggers, and New York socialites to get together in one venue and gossip about each other. Here is a look at the top five, best overheards.
Alex Spadacenta '17
While most other girls may be prancing into the sunset showing off their stilletos and sandals, I am knee deep in the sand rocking my high tops.
Sneakers have always been my choice of shoe. Whether I’m wearing shorts and a tee-shirt, or going out to a fancy restaurant in a getaway destination, sneakers have always been my friend, and because of this, I’ve come to call myself a sneakerhead.
Now I know what you must be thinking. How can a girl be a sneakerhead when it’s always the guys obsessing over the latest pair of Air Jordans? Well, trust me on this one. Girls too can be sneakerheads.
Like these, most of these shoes are ones that will catch your eye. They are hard to miss, and very fun to wear. The patterns and designs feed to any girl looking for a little bit more flare than their normal Nike sneakers, and sure have made an impact on the culture of sneaker wearing.
In ancient times, sandals were traditionally worn by women, being seen as attractive to men. Now, sandals have become less of an attraction, and sneakers have taken their place. Fashionistas all around the globe have gone from flips to sneaks.
Lately, there have been more and more companies releasing sneakers aimed towards those fashion forward ladies. I’ve fallen into their trap one too many times (or not enough times).
While companies like Vans, Supergas and Adidas may have created the styles first, high-end brands like Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs have jumped on the bandwagon of selling these demanding sneaks.
Michael Kors has taken the style of the Adidas Superstars, and added their own twist to them. With the logo on the front, and the snakeskin color patches, these shoes will go with any outfit for any occasion.
These stylish sneaks come from the mind of Marc Jacob, who was inspired by the classic Vans Slip on shoe. By adding the platform, sequins and general shine of the shoe, Jacobs was able to create a sneaker similar to the Vans, with a bit of a more feminine twist.
Sneakers can be dressed up, or dressed down. As shown by Selena Gomez on the Jimmy Fallon show, she is rocking these Vans while wearing a fancier dress. This look is more comfortable and fun, than wearing a pair of heels that are impossible to walk in.
Though Selena is stunning with her Vans and dress, other celebrities like Jennifer Aniston like to wear their sneakers in a more casual setting.
Clearly, fashionable sneakers have become a hit, and I along with many other girls and celebrities, are victims. Being more comfortable than a stiletto heel but just as stylish, sneakers will continue on an upward path, taking their toes out of the sand, and diving into the ocean.
Winter fashions are usually categorized by thick layers, boots, and darker patterns. Maybe it’s the unusually mild weather, but this February’s trends include pastels, lighter fabrics, and florals. Here are some of our favorites for February.