Overall, the vibe of the New York shows was unstuffy, honest and refreshingly fun. Rather than stage overt political protests, as they did last season, designers chose to elevate their audiences’ hurricane– and DACA-dampened moods with whimsical, freeing designs. Bright, optimistic colors (like yellow, lavender and safety orange) flooded the runways. Stodgy work clothes got torn apart and put back together again in thrilling, fashion-forward ways. Updated 90s and early aughts staples like fanny packs, hip-baring bodysuits and low-slung pants encouraged us to stop taking ourselves so seriously. To top things off, designers sprinkled sparkle dust over daywear and busted out the bras, encouraging maximalism, self-expression and self-love at all hours.
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