New York Has Spoken—These 6 Trends Will Be Everywhere in 6 Months

New York Fashion Week fall/winter 2021

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Courtesy of Marina Moscone; Courtesy of Jonathan Simkhai; Courtesy of Markarian

Why, yes, it is that time of year again: It's the glorious beginning of fashion month. The fall/winter 2021 shows have officially kicked off in New York this week, and although the pandemic has restricted the number of in-person events, the show must (literally) go on. Virtually, of course.  So in addition to NY mainstays like Jason Wu and Prabal Gurung, we're excited to see brands that are getting hotter by the minute, from Maisie Wilen and PH5. 

Let's face it—the frenzied week can be a bit overwhelming to digest, so consider this your ultimate cheat sheet to the Big Apple shows. Below, we're breaking down every noteworthy show with the standout looks and the emerging trends from each. Expect these looks will be all over your Instagram feeds next spring. Don't say we didn't warn you. 

cutout trend fall/winter 2021

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Victor Glemaud; Sandy Liang; Jonathan Simkhai; Bevza

Thus far into 2021, we've already been noting how the cutouts trend is taking hold, but given the recent fall/winter collections we viewed this week, the eye-catching silhouettes aren't going anywhere. We're bookmarking the scooped-out knitwear like the ones presented by Jonathan Simkhai and Bevza as a potential key buy for fall.

New York fashion week fall/winter 2021: cutouts

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Courtesy of Jonathan Simkhai
New York fashion week fall/winter 2021: cutout dresses

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Courtesy of Sandy Liang
New York fashion week fall/winter 2021: cutout trend

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Courtesy of Victor Glemaud
cloud coat trend fashion week fall/winter 2021

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Marina Moscone; Claudia Li; Jason Wu; Bevza

Coats so puffy and cloud-like that you're tempted to take a nap in them—that's the vibe for fall. Plenty of designers from Marina Moscone to Claudia Li are all on board, showing quilted puffer coats in their collections that ranged from crystal-embellished to understated.

New York fashion week fall/winter 2021: cloud coats trend

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Courtesy of Jason Wu
New York fashion week fall/winter 2021: cloud coats

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Courtesy of Claudia Li
New York fashion week fall/winter 2021: coat trend

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Courtesy of Bevza
vest trend fall/winter 2021

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PH5; Bevza; Jason Wu

We first made note of the sweater vest trend last September and, well, I'll just say it: we told you so. Now that the fall runways in New York have spoken, we can confirm that the knit is officially here to stay. The way to wear it for fall? Layered over a long skirt à la Jason Wu, Bevza, and PH5.

New York fashion week fall/winter 2021: knit vest trend

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Courtesy of Jason Wu
New York fashion week fall/winter 2021: vest trend

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Courtesy of PH5
New York fashion week fall/winter 2021: sweater vests

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Courtesy of Bevza
fashion week trends fall/winter 2021

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Prabal Gurung; Markarian; Shrimps

Clearly, nothing is immune to the world of Bridgerton fandom. In the wake of the cult-popular Netflix show that everyone and their mother is obsessed with, a fashion aesthetic is emerging. These themes were echoed on the fall runways where the eveningwear looks from Prabal Gurung and Markarian aligned with the corsets, floral prints, and dainty bowties that define the look.

trends from New York fashion week fall/winter 2021

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Courtesy of Markarian
New York fashion week fall/winter 2021: Bridgerton trend

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Courtesy of Prabal Gurung
New York fashion week fall/winter 2021: period piece trend

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Courtesy of Shrimps
indigo trend fashion week fall/winter 2021

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PH5; Marina Moscone; Victor Li; Bevza

There's new neutral in town and it feels completely fresh from what we've seen in seasons past. Deep shades of indigo appeared on the runways in NYC this week in all manner of ensembles from Western-inspired denim to sleek suiting.

New York fashion week fall/winter 2021: indigo blue

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Courtesy of Bevza
New York fashion week fall/winter 2021: indigo color trend

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Courtesy of Victor Li
New York fashion week fall/winter 2021: indigo trend

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Courtesy of Marina Moscone
layering trend fashion week fall/winter 2021

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Zev Schmidt Courtesy of Maisie Wilen; PH5; Private Policy

Less of a trend and more of a styling trick, we saw several of these layered T-shirt moments and simply couldn't ignore them. They feature a long sleeve tee in a bright color underneath a boxier T-shirt in a way that feels very skater kid-inspired. Per Private Policy, this is such an easy way to add a pop of color to an all-black look.

New York fashion week fall/winter 2021: T-shirt layering

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Courtesy of Private Policy
New York fashion week fall/winter 2021: layered T-shirts

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Zev Schmidt; Courtesy of Maisie Wilen
New York fashion week fall/winter 2021: layering trend

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Courtesy of PH5
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