Biggest Takeaway from NYFW F/W 2019

February 19, 2019

New York Fashion Week is the perfect time to gain a wealth of inspiration for the upcoming season.  After a long week covering runway shows, networking at industry parties, and collaborating with amazing brands (see below for details), I was able to assess what will be trending for Fall/Winter 2019.  The biggest takeaway from NYFW F/W 2019 is the chic use of texture.

Hakan Akkaya NYFW FW 2019 runway looks as favorited by Erin Leigh of She's Red Haute
Hakan Akkaya NYFW F/W 2019 – Potos: Elvia Gobbo www.elviagobbo.com

Textured detailing will play a huge role on our F/W 2019 styles.  A bold use of metallics, prints, beadwork and even feathering are on the rise.  Hakan Akkaya’s Glam Rock Collection exceptionally portrayed this detailing.  His pieces ranged from retro-inspired looks with full studs, head to toe metallic beadwork, to full printed looks.  I adored the androgynous 70’s rock inspiration, especially in the hair band styling and the pronounced shoulders.  Admittedly, each model had strength powering down the runway… a confidence everyone should (and will) feel when wearing pieces of this collection.

Anveglosa NYFW FW 2019 runway looks as favorited by Erin Leigh of She's Red Haute
Anveglosa NYFW FW 2019 – Photos: Albert Urso/Getty Images for Fashion Hong Kong

Thankfully, leather is a fabric that is making a large comeback on the runway.  With its sleek texture, it adds strength to feminine ensembles.  Reminiscent of the fantastic 2013 Kenneth Cole collection (which I adore), the Anveglosa line, by designer Annette Chan, represented the fortitude of women using treated leather blended with soft tulle and silk.  The thick fabric adds a sophisticated functionality to a soft base look.

Cong Tri NYFW FW 2019 runway looks as favorited by Erin Leigh of She's Red Haute
Cong Tri NYFW FW 2019

Designer Cong Tri was also spot on with his texture palette.  His feminine looks appeared in all fabrics starting with beaded body suits, merging into architectural tulle, merging into model Winnie Harlow strutting down the runway in printed metallics.  Each piece was designed with a romantic flare ready to turn heads.

Erin Leigh of She's Red Haute wearing marcella mode NYC in front of graffiti wall that says "Baby I'm Yours"
Photo: Taylor F. Lucas

MY LOOKS:

My outfit for the Cong Tri show consisted of an amazing asymmetrical grey wool coat and thick high necked top by Marcella Moda NYC (pictured above).  I love a sleek, simple look, and this captured it with sophistication.  Also, it was about 15 Degrees that day and the coat was SO WARM!!  Marcella Moda NYC pieces mix NYC style with European craftsmanship for beautiful minimalist modern pieces.

Erin Leigh of She's Red haute wearing three different outfits from NYFW FW 2019
(Photo 1) Wearing Nasty Gal, Stephanie Poulos Photography, (Photo 2) Wearing Marcella Moda NYC, Taylor F. Lucas, (Photo 3) Met Gala inspired, Paula Mendoza bangle, Patrick Hovan

Backtracking to the first day of NYFW, I wore a full Nasty Gal look with a 1970’s retro vibe (see below for outfit details).  When it came to my jewelry on day two, Lele Sadoughi‘s beautiful Trumpet Lily Earrings and Ring influenced my white look.  I sported a Paula Mendoza bangle, supplied by Lihte, to the Fashion Mingle industry party.  The black and white look was inspired by last years Met Gala theme.

lele sadoughi earrings and ring
NYFW Day 2, white outfit, Jewelry: Lele Sadoughi

Also, I tried some new hair products during fashion week to repair my broken ends!  I was extremely surprised at the outcome! Featured blog on SEVEN Hair Care coming soon!

Thank you to all the PR companies, designers, collaborators, and a special thank you to the Element Times Square West for hosting me during NYFW (stay tuned for a NYC travel blog coming your way.)  Cheers to a successful fashion week and many more to come!

TRY MY LOOKS:

RETRO NASTY GAL LOOK Stripe as Rain Pant (Similar), Surfing Bird Faux Fir Coat, Roll witch Turtleneck, Zip Side Heeled Ankle boot

WHITE LOOK – Lele Sadoughi Trumpet Lily Earrings, Lele Sadoughi Trumpet Lily Ring, Luluish Top, Tulle Skirt, Vintage Hat (Similar),

MARCELLA MODA LOOK – Marcella Moda Coat, Marcella Moda Top

MET GALA INSPIRED LOOK – Peplum Jacket (Similar), Blank NYC Flare Pant, White Tie (Similar)Paula Mendoza Bangle, Kege Gloves, Target Clutch