Photography: Andrew Boyle
NYFW is over! Thank god! We made it. And even though we’re already in Paris, we’re still recovering from the highs and lows of New York. Some of those highs: Helmut Lang, Helmut Lang and Helmut Lang—but really: vagina madness at NAMILIA, white trash daydreams at Eric Schlösberg, ’80s/’90s vibes at AREA, everything at MADE (meaning Maison the Faux, Kim Shui and BARRAGÁN). And the lows: well, Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs, duh. But we do have some good news after all the madness: Spring 2018 has some pretty good trends on board.
First, fanny packs—you read that right. They were all over, from AREA to Zimmerman. Next, Americana aka denim-on-denim—I can’t think of one brand who didn’t show at least one look, but the most obvious came from Coach and Calvin Klein. Piggy-backing on the American trend was good ol’ slutty gingham, which made an appearance at Adam Selman and Eric Schlösberg. Of course, we can’t forget the tribal influence, which was all over the runways this season, including the jewelry at BARRAGÁN and pretty much everything about Desigual (especially the performance). There was also the Vetements-style oversized and giant blazer thing happening at Vaquera, Helmut Lang, Jeremy Scott, Matthew Adams Dolan—the list goes on and on. And then there were prints. Libertine, LRS, Luar, Claudia Li, Kim Shui, Laurence & Chico—I’m too tired from typing all of those names to think of anymore, but there were a ton, and they all mixed prints like nobody’s business. We were seriously into it.
But because we are BULLETT, after all, we do have a million complaints and trends we seriously hated. First on that list (but definitely not the worst on it): yellow. There was way too much of it all over the runways and you know it can’t be a good look if it even washes out Kaia Gerber. Next? One-shoulder tops are a serious bummer and it looks like they’re the it-thing of the season. Fuck. Oh and guess what? Athleisure and sweats are still in, and even though I love not getting out of pajamas as much as the next person (or maybe even more), I’m fucking over it. I’m actually past that—I’m pissed (and maybe even a little disappointed) at every single designer who sent a hoodie down the runway—Baja East and Rihanna, I’m looking at you, girl. Also on that note—I know it’s Spring, but why did I have to see so. many. bathing suits? Fenty x Puma, Jeremy Scott, Baja East—though, I can’t totally be mad at Chromat, because that’s just what they do. Marc Jacobs, on the other hand, didn’t even bother to go as far as to make the suits—just the shitty, slightly-see through cover-ups.
Overall, it was a pretty good fashion week—and that’s not just because we threw a really good party. And if you didn’t make it to any shows this season, it really doesn’t matter, because you’ve since seen everything on Instagram—that is, except some of our favorite moments. You can view those, above.