Ethical & Eco-Friendly Fashion Inspired By 10 Of New York Fashion Week's Most Exciting Trends

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Happy New Year, World Of Fashion!

The fashion world operates on a completely different schedule than the rest of the world, with a new year beginning in September. New York kicks off the September fashion weeks all over the world, followed by London, Milan, Paris and many others. These Fashion Weeks are a week-long celebration of creativity and style, filled with presentations and shows from rising designers to historic fashion houses.

New York Fashion Week in the fall projects the trends and styles for the spring, so expect to see these styles all over the place starting in spring 2018. We’ve collected some of the biggest trends from this year’s NYFW and sustainable options reminiscent of these styles so you can be ahead of the curve. 


1. Oversized Blazers

We have seen Rihanna killin' it in them for months, and the oversized blazers were a hit at NYFW as well with Tom Ford opening the week with this beautiful millennial pink blazer. Check out the Departure Blazer from Kowtow, it is made from 100% ethically-produced organic cotton and features an Italian recycled hemp button. It is built to be larger than your typical blazer, and acts more like a coat. It is the perfect item to add an air of effortless cool to any fall outfit.

Source: Tom Ford, Reuters

Source: Tom Ford, Reuters


2. 70’s-Inspired Clothing

Coach has been leaning towards 70’s trends for a little while now but took us all the way back there with their Spring 2018 show this year and we LOVED IT. For some truly 1970’s pieces raid your grandmother/mother’s closet, but in lieu of that, grab these to die for suede mules in mustard from Everlane to add a 70’s pep in your step this fall. Made from 100% Italian leather in ethical factories in Italy, Everlane is always open with every step in the production process. We are still on the lookout for a great fringe jacket, to be continued…

Source: Coach, The Daily Front Row

Source: Coach, The Daily Front Row


3. Slip Dresses

This season’s Brock Collection was so dreamy and beautiful. Sometimes it is torture seeing all this beautiful spring clothing right as summer is disappearing and we head into winter. Slip dresses are one of those things. Rock it in the cooler weather now with a leather jacket and sneakers for a fall cool girl vibe. Bring it back out this spring to show it off in all its patterned glory. Symbology’s fair trade artisan made pineapple print slip dress will bring a little light into this fall.

Source: Brock Collection, Yannis Vlamos

Source: Brock Collection, Yannis Vlamos


4. Classic White Tank

Is there anything more classic than a fresh white tank top? Seen across NYFW especially by brands Elizabeth and James and The Row, this piece proves that basics are beautiful. Incorporate a hint of minimalism into your wardrobe with a white tank of your own like this one from YSTR made in small batches. For every purchase of their Piper tank you prevent one item of clothing from going to a landfill. 

Source: The Row

Source: The Row


5. Color Blocked Athleisure

There is something about working out in lots of bright colors that makes it easier to head to the gym. Lots of athleisure wear at NYFW, but Fenty X Puma were all over it. Neons were also a constant throughout multiple collections this season. Yoga Democracy’s Trinity leggings will give you serious Fenty X Puma vibes. Made from Econyl yarn as an earth friendly alternative to nylon, Yoga Democracy proves you can help the planet while you workout. Whether you are going to pump some iron or just down the block to Starbucks, do it in style. 

Source: Fenty X Puma, Luca Tombolini

Source: Fenty X Puma, Luca Tombolini


6. Fanny Packs

We all thought Kendall was a little crazy when she wore her fanny pack like a cross body bag but being the trend setter that she is, fanny packs are everywhere in every style and every way of wearing one. Being versatile is one of the many advantages. Patagonia makes an amazing utility and style-based fanny pack for your outdoor adventures or music festival needs. The amazing thing about fanny packs is the weirder the better so let your fanny pack express your personality. Let’s. Get. Weird.

Source: Marc Jacobs, Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

Source: Marc Jacobs, Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

7. Red and Pink Combo

Anyone else fall in love with the red and pink combination when Blair Waldorf wore that amazing red dress and pink diamonds in Gossip Girl? Anyone… just me..? Well I am happy to see this combo back all over the runways at Oscar De La Renta and Brandon Maxwell. Have your own Blair Waldorf moment in Reformation’s Tessa dress. Besides being beautiful The Tessa dress only created 2.0 pounds of waste, where the industry standard is 4.3 pounds.

Source: Brandon Maxwell, JP Yim/Getty Images

Source: Brandon Maxwell, JP Yim/Getty Images

8. Track Suits

“That’s hot!” You know you've been waiting for this moment since 2002. Juicy Couture track suits are back. Some of you may have been dreading this moment, and I apologize, but it’s here. First we had 90’s style back and now the early 00’s are creeping in. With Jamie Mizrahi as the new creative director we can’t wait to see where she takes the iconic brand. Invest in your dreams of a Simple Life reunion with these terry cloth shorts from Alternative Apparel made in a WRAP certified factory.

Source: Juicy Couture, Albert Urso

Source: Juicy Couture, Albert Urso

9. Elevated Tie-Dyed Fabrics

Our favorite activity from childhood sleepovers has been elevated in this year’s NYFW by designers like Michael Kors. While you may want to wait till spring to wear such bright and bold tie dye designs, indulge in fall-appropriate dip dye silk dress from Raven + Lily. Not only is this dress made with natural and plant-based dyes but also purchasing this dress helps empower women artisans. 

Source: Michael Kors, Getty Images

Source: Michael Kors, Getty Images

10. Denim on Denim

All. Denim. All. Day. There have been hints that The Canadian Tuxedo would be back with double denim make an slow incline but usually being broken up with a colorful shirt or with differing shades of denim. However, across NYWF shows like Tibi we’ve seen same-shade denim on denim action. Double denim is the preferred method of wearing the classics now. An easy transition into this bold look is with a jumpsuit, and DL1961 makes a stunning one.

Source: Tibi, INDIGITAL

Source: Tibi, INDIGITAL

Enjoy these NYFW inspired styles without Anna Wintour judging you through her sunglasses in the front row!