Fashion starts with fabric, which is why we here at Mood take fabric so seriously! New York Fashion Week was filled with fabrics of every fiber, from denim to silk, fashioned into every style and silhouette imaginable. Let’s take a look at the best and brightest fabrics of NYFW.
Denim doesn’t have to be drab, and it’s much more than a pair of jeans. Designers were all about denim everything this season, with Norma Kamali and Rag & Bone showing us that the Canadian Tuxedo is the perfect casual day wear. Chromat’s denim bustier and two-toned pants are perfect for going to a hip-hop concert or jamming at a rooftop party, while Co’s modest denim dress could be seen picking flowers in a field or enjoying some biscuits at the local tea house. Rachel Antonoff plays with the ever-popular pinafore dress in denim, paired with the perfect ruffled blouse, making this look ideal for tending the farm or touring a winery.
Get all dolled up in denim:
Brocade is the most elegant fabric, ideal for evening wear and cocktail dresses. Barbara Tfank created a classy silhouette with a creamy brocade, an ensemble fit for ruling a country or grabbing a martini. Rachel Zoe and Christian Siriano tackled floral brocades, both fighting the matronly aspect of this fabric with pleasantly placed cut outs. Rhie creates a wonderful aquamarine dress, perfect for hosting a dinner for a team of business colleagues, while Partow’s floor-length, white dress takes brocade into a more relaxed style with a slit up the front.
Check out these jacquards:
Lace has the look of luxury woven into it, making it a favorite fabric for most luxurious lines. Alejandra Alonso Rojas’ purple lace dress looks lovely in the sunlight, paired wonderfully with a well-worn sunhat. Tadashi’s short, lace dress is perfect for ordering a martini at the bar, or dancing the night away at a charity ball. Alena Akhmadullina’s dress is perfect for transitional wear, as the longer skirt can be worn for elegant dinners and dances, while the shorter silhouette is perfect for hitting the hottest clubs. Eric Schlosberg blends tasteful with tacky in a full body lace romper, and Libertine shows that lace isn’t just for the ladies in a long, button-up, lace dress.
Love these laces:
Although fashion leans elegant, lately designers have been bringing in more casual elements. The nylon raincoat has become a runway staple. A Détacher’s pink and black nylon coat is perfect for staying positive on a rainy day, while Assembly New York’s windbreaker seems to embrace the wind. Calvin Klein utilizes the raincoat, turning it into a dress and layering it with another coat. Public School’s white windbreaker is looks right at home on a mountain hike, and Fenty x Puma’s nylon coat is a great way to fight the early morning chill.
A Détacher | Spring 2018
Check out Mood’s collection of nylon:
Sequins may seem gaudy, but New York knows how to bring the sparkle without overdoing it. Custo Barcelona’s sequined bomber with rose appliques is the perfect cover up for a sunny spring day, while Jeremy Scott’s sequined hoodie is the embodiment of athleisure. Monique Lhullier’s turtleneck dress was meant for dancing and catching the lights from the disco ball, and Pamella Roland’s floor-length gown reinvents elegance. Norma Kamali has fun with sequins in sheer in a series of sequined dresses and skirts, wonderful as both a beach cover or layering piece.
Savor these sequins:
Silk will always be a fashion favorite, as it’s sexy and polished. Adam Selman’s sleek, pajama-esqu leisure suit is perfect for a night out with friends, and Self-Portrait’s silk shorts set was made for day trips and tours in the city. Dennis Basso’s white silk matching set, paired with a stunning fur, is meant for ball dancing and falling in love, while Dion Lee’s form fitting cocktail dress is perfect for rehearsal dinners and renewing vows. Bibhu Mohapatra’s beautiful gown was made for walking down stairs in elegant mansions and twirling with princes on the dance floor.
Feel luxurious with these silks:
What’s your favorite fabric to work with? Let me know in the comments!