During New York Fashion Week, held in September, established houses and emerging designers alike presented their Spring-Summer 2024 collections. Among the most prominent trends, were some rather practical ones that juxtaposed with others that were much more romantic in nature. Many designers explored styles that were structured or tailored. Here are our top four trends.
Over recent seasons, tailoring has become an increasingly important feature of the New York collections. For SS24, the structured jacket in either single or double-breasted versions popped up on many runways coupled with a variety of pant styles.
Adeam: designer Hanako Maeda
Look 17: a double-breasted jacket in sage green with a tulle embellishment and matching pants.
Look 15: a double-breasted jacket in a pink suede-touch fabric with stitching on the collar, flap pockets and matching pants.
Look 19: a camel colored 3 button-jacket over a knit bra top and lace pants.
Staud: designer Sarah Staudinger
Look 16: A loose-fit pale blue single breasted jacket with a matching vest and pleated-front trousers.
Helmut Lang: designer Peter Do
Look 21: a black single-breasted black jacket and pants with a gold grosgrain side stripe and matching crossbody belt.
New York designers looked to utilitarian styles and details for a series of low-key luxe looks, that work for the week as well as the weekend.
Look 1: a cropped moto-cross jacket in white over sheer layered white tops and a long sheer paneled skirt.
Look 14: a red sleeveless jumpsuit in coated cotton with openwork detail.
Look 38: an oversized heavy cotton pullover with metal studs and a red metallic peplum with thigh-high black boots.
3.1 Phillip Lim
Look 15: an oversized cream-colored canvas jean jacket with a double-wrapped self-belt and a matching wrap skirt over a white cotton underskirt.
Look 12: a pale grey blouson jacket with a hood and a hidden placket over a micro mini skirt in a lighter color.
The blue period
Although denim was first produced in France, there is nothing more quintessentially American than a pair of blue jeans. In recent seasons New York designers have presented a wide variety of denim separates; a trend that shows no signs of slowing down.
Look 5: a denim jacket with a stenciled pattern and matching skirt over a medium blue wash denim jacket.
Rentrayage: designer Erin Beatty
Look 18: a short-sleeved half denim, half striped cotton shirt with an upcycled long denim skirt.
Look 38: a blouson style denim jacket with a defined waist over matching short shorts.
Look 5: high waisted denim jeans coated with a high shine laminate, matching lace-up boots with a front zipper and shoulder bag.
3.1 Phillip Lim
Look 45 A blue denim jacket and matching wrap front skirt over a nude bra top and khaki cotton skirt.
In the trenches
Several New York designers showed lightweight trench style outerwear, perfect for the spring season.
Theory: designer Jeffrey Kalinsky
Look 20: a long cream-colored classic trench coat with a self-belt, over matching pants and a white shirt.
Look 32: a long cream double-breasted trench coat over a matching dress with a broad silver belt.
Look 8: a pale turquoise long cotton trench over matching pants and a pale blue shirt with pearl embellishments and a belt.
Carolina Herrera: designer Wes Gordon
Look 38: an extra-long beige satin trench coat with extra-wide lapels and a sash belt.
Libertine: designer Johnson Hartig
Look 20: a camel-colored mid-length double-breasted trench coat with multi-colored floral embroidery and a self-belt.