New York in February can get chilly — which makes it a perfect time to swap out sneakers and sandals in favor of boots. And the attendees at the fall ’19 New York Fashion Week shows have done just that, showing off their style chops in statement boots that popped on the city streets. Carolina Herrera collaborated with Manolo Blahnik for footwear on the runway yesterday, and FN caught two attendees in the brands’ collaborative footwear.
In 2019, even as #MeToo has taken hold and companies are under unprecedented pressure to up their focus on diversity, as well as take up key social causes, new cases of fashion brands missing the mark with racial insensitivity continue to crop up. Just yesterday, Katy Perry reportedly pulled several shoes from her line out of concern that they resembled blackface. Meanwhile, a steady wave of criticism continues to roll in several days after an image of a black wool turtleneck balaclava sweater by Gucci caught the attention of social media users.
There are so many spring/summer 2019 trends, but we're here to tell you about the ones that are going to genuinely affect your wardrobe. Decoding what's been featured on the catwalk, discovering what has been picked up by buyers or snapped furiously throughout fashion month to hit your feeds on Instagram… This isn't just a case of saying what you see—this is a proper edit of the items you'll want to buy, the old ones you'll be digging out again, the new styling tricks that will turn everything around and the new brand names you'll need to know.