The freezing temperatures in New York didn't deter fashion fans from stepping out, making Fashion Week yet another inspiring one for what was at the helm of trends this year. A hoard of new outfits, hairstyles and beauty statements -- some stylishly primitive and others crisp and contemporary, the week was one tantalizing affair.
1/17 Victoria Beckham brought vintage back with houndstooth and plaid, highlighted with hints of stripes and checks, long silhouettes and androgynous fits in a largely dark palette with a lot of black, navy and some fall mustard. The Beckham kids and husband, as always, dotted the front row in full solidarity, very stylishly.
2/17 Alexander Wang brought out a collection which would be any stoner's fantasy! With unsubtle depictions of the marijuana leaf and his usual mishmash of black nails and black lips doing full justice to the all-black gothic getup, Wang's range was very out there and outrageous, laced with copious amounts of sheer, thigh high boots and a ton of stockings with texts. Bingeworthy, we'd say.
3/17 Granny-haired Korean pop star CL, who has been all over the Fashion Week is part of Wang's gang and is going to be part of his Spring/Summer campaign. They say she's going to be the next big star at NYFW.
4/17 Diane Von Furstenberg's was a 70s disco party with fashion's sweethearts Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Karlie Kloss flaunting long bling gowns and sultry slip dresses as they showed their moves at a dance-off. DVF topped her ready-to-wear collection with detailing in leather, fur throw-ons, inspiring prints and high slits.
5/17 While Kanye West got a ton of flak for his Yeezy 3 collection at Madison Square Garden, Rihanna's debut with Fenty and Puma was an absolute stunner. The range brought out RiRi's personality -- everything was so her. With monochrome being the hero of the collection, models showing off perfect thigh gaps and gangster-ish hoodies, it was strikingly similar to Wang's collection with sheer stockings and black lips. This was illicit athleisure at its best.
6/17 In typical de la Renta style, his range of gowns was unputdownable. Long flowing gowns, the perfect pouffe and an oh-so-feminine colour palette, this irresistible collection could have any woman wanting more. Bare shoulders and plunging necklines, imposing but remarkable floral embroidering, turtlenecks and fur peeks -- this was glamour galore brimming with drama. Oh, and anybody getting married? Well, his bridal collection is nothing short of desirable.
7/17 It might be time to replace those pants with thigh-high boots. Rihanna and Hood by Air went all out with bold leather and metal studs paired with mini dresses and really tiny shorts. Well, here's a new way to flaunt some skin.
8/17 While Beckham is all in for the slicked back tight ponytail, model-esque look, double plaits were her thing too and Harper Beckham's two perfect braids were the cutest thing ever! That said, twists, turns and buns are still taking the runway by storm.
9/17 Prabal Gurung's disheveled twists added a real touch of romanticism to his Valentine's Day-themed collection. Dreamy hair-turns made sans the use of a brush or comb, which Gurung himself messed up before the models went on ramp, gave a feel of nothing less than a fairytale.
10/17 Katherine Moore rocked the ramp with a fierce bright orange razor sharp bob and cropped fringe -- a sightly look etched in everybody's memory, and definitely the most sought after hairstyle this season. Bold hairdo by Alexander Wang included a male model sporting granny hair and Binx Walton in her half-bleached hair. Oh well, there were even some bleached eyebrows doing the rounds.
11/17 Talking about brows, Hood by Air had every model's eyebrows painted thick black to make it as graphic as possible, being accurately fair to the collection.
12/17 Bad hair days don't need to be so bad anymore as hoodies became another top trend this season with Rihanna's Puma x Fenty collection, Hood by Air, Lacoste and Alexander Wang endorsing the leather-PVC-hoodies revolution and making grunge cool come back.
13/17 Rodarte's collection showcased theatrical use of flowers, makeshift ear cuffs and hair wreaths, which perfectly complimented the OTT dresses full of sequin to mark the label's 10th anniversary.
14/17 Kendall Jenner broke all runway rules in bed hair and a face with almost zero makeup, as she strutted stylishly in a mini sequin silver dress by Michael Kors perfecting the resting bitch face. She took the no-makeup makeup look to a whole new level, and boy, she looked flawless.
15/17 While on the extreme end of the spectrum, neon pouts by Gypsy Sport totally caught our attention. Styled with chunky white sneakers, corduroy skirts and all-white retro separates, the lips gave a feeling of 60s pop art.
16/17 Ralph Lauren's "cool rocker" collection featured long velvet coats in blue and black, retro flared bell-bottoms and a lot of leather, bow-ties, floppy hats and hints of 70s fringe.
17/17 But Lady Gaga was the one who really slayed it at the Fashion Week. Known for her eccentric sense of style, this wasn't completely out of the ordinary for the Born This Way singer, as she strutted in sky-high platforms alongside Kendall Jenner in an over-sized coat with fur sleeves channeling the gothic look in dark eye-makeup, an ebony pout and crimped waves.