NYFW & LFW Accessories Round-up

During Fashion Week many of us only seem to notice the clothes, but fail to pay attention towards the beautiful accessories that accompany the collection. This past NYFW and LFW there were many accessories that caught my eye.

There has definitely been a strong ‘80s influence these past few seasons, and for AW ‘19 more designers have been paying homage to this synth filled time. At Natasha Zinko we saw knee-high boots with large pocket detailing that included contrasting colors on each foot. On the left foot was a millennial pink boot with creamsicle colored pockets, and on the right foot the boot was entirely orange.  Other designers incorporated knee-high boots in their collections as well. We saw pastel pink knee-high boots where the fabric had grooves resembling corduroy at Ryan Lo, and black satin designs adorned with grommets at Christopher Kane. Even Ports 1961 included the style in their collection, but with a twist— every shoe that walked down that runway had a pointed steel toe tip.

Pointed toe shoes are having a moment right now and we can’t deny it. They’ve been spotted in collections such as Peter Pilloto, Rodarte, Ulla Johnson, and Erdem. But knee-high boots and pointed toe shoes weren’t the most prevalent style on the runway, although for Fall they might be considered the more practical options.

Platform open-toe sandals were a huge hit in both New York and London. These babies ranged from the velvet beauties as seen at ALEXACHUNG to orange polka dot and cork as seen at Duro Olowu. Others had total disco vibes such as Halpern’s hot pink sequined platform sandals.

If you’re not willing to wear these disco inspired shoes even with a pair of totally awesome tights, perhaps you may opt for some fur slippers as seen at Area and Raquel Allegra. These fun, cozy shoes will be sure to keep you warm.

Fur detailing was a big hit for Fall 2019. Fuzzy bucket hats seen at ASAI and J. Mendel and trapper hats seen at Markus Lupfer and J. Mendel were pure statement pieces. Regardless if you’re daring enough to sport one of these fur gems, it’ll surely keep you warm this upcoming Fall.

Fur wasn’t only seen on heads it was clutched in models hands too. Michael Kors’ black tote bag plastered with the Studio 54 logo was covered with fur on one side. An entirely black fur piece with pearl detailing was seen at Shrimps as well. And if you’re looking for more of a streetwear look, Pam & Gela included camo fur totes in their collection.

Another style that graced the runway was the accordion bag. Brands such as House of Holland and Jill Sander kept it simple and used brown leather for their designs, which is perfect for an everyday look. Rejina Pyo included a brown crocodile leather bag in her collection, while ZAC Zac Posen had a fun over-the-shoulder blue-green bag in the collection, perfect for those of us looking for more of a statement bag to include in our wardrobe.

We saw a lot of cinched waists at Fashion Week due to statement belts. The most interesting statement belts include ALEXACHUNG’s buckled cow print piece, Christopher Kane’s transparent blue plastic belt adorned with crystals, and Philipp Plein’s three sliver western inspired belts which were stacked on top of each other. 

Which trend are you most excited for?