Fashion Week

This last month has been a whirl—one filled with designer platforms, reams of fringe, handbags the size of suitcases and crayon-colored eyeshadow. All of these glamorous things have left us in a swivet, and we’re suffering a bout of fashion fatigue from keeping up with the runway shows and street style. It’s a complicated self-diagnosis but, we’re assured, completely curable.

So once again we turned to Kate Bellman, associate fashion director in our Nordstrom Fashion Office, to distill the runway’s biggest trends for fall 2017. Because if someone were to ask us, our response would sound like nonsensical Elton John song lyrics: “blue jeans, baby; rocket ships; crocodile shoes and rhinestone sunglasses.” See what we mean?

Maison Margiela Fall 2017

Maison Margiela Fall 2017

Thank goodness for Kate! Here’s her professional breakdown of the last four weeks—plus our on-trend shopping picks. Sing along if you want to!

SEE AND SHOP THE TRENDS

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As Paris Fashion Week comes to a close, we’re reflecting on our favorite street-style looks and getting better acquainted with the ladies who wore them—by creeping around on their Insta accounts. (You’re like a friend from afar if you follow!) Because not everyone can accessorize with an umbrella, puddle jump in stilettos and layer three shirts, we love the women who try and succeed. Bien fait! 

Akimoto Kozue at Paris Fashion Week
Photo by Indigital Images

IT’S LIKE AN AWARDS SHOW FOR WARDROBES: VIEW THE SLIDESHOW

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While most of the much-discussed styles during Paris Fashion Week appear on the runways, there’s a whole show happening at street level. When the fashion world is gathered in one city, sometimes on one block, there’s no shortage of amazing shoes. Here we’ve assembled some of the styles that stopped us in our tracks—it’s a thing we do.

Click on a pair to shop these showstoppers or similar styles right now.

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Photos by Kristin Yamada

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Tricia Smith and Jennifer Wheeler enter the stylish back bar at Daroco looking like they just came off the beach in Saint-Tropez. Well, except that they’re in ankle boots and turtlenecks, trench coats and long sleeves.

The attitude, though—it’s pure relaxed satisfaction. Contented fulfillment. It’s a mood that isn’t necessarily native to this part of Paris Fashion Week. We’re on the tail end of the week and at this stage of the game, buyers and editors tend to be exhausted, a little cranky, and sort of overwhelmed by all the schedule-packed days they’ve just made it through.

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First two images by Jessa Carter

But this time has been different. “It’s just been such a consistently good season,” says Tricia, our executive vice president of women’s and designer apparel. And even more than that, she tells me that the entire industry seems to have banded together in a united front. There’s a feeling of camaraderie in the shows and in the streets.

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“It’s like everyone really wants to hold each other up,” agrees Jennifer, vice president of women’s designer apparel. From more white bandanas to all kinds of great color, this is how it went down and these are the moments that mattered most.

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Scene Snaps: Paris, Part 3

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Candid snaps of the street-style scene at Fashion Week fall ’17.

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Paris Fashion Week street style

Photos by Kristin Yamada

Paris Fashion Week brings très chic style through les rues of the French capital. Come rain or shine, this season the fashion set turned out in their finery. Here are some of our favorite looks so far, plus shoppable links so you can emulate them.

SEE (AND SHOP) THESE LOOKS

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Untitled1_0019_P3445.jpgPhotos by Kristin Yamada

Candid snaps of the street-style scene at Fashion Week fall ’17.

SEE THE SLIDESHOW

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As I chatted with Sea NY cofounder Sean Monahan, an almost-forgotten term from high school social studies came back to me: melting pot.

We were talking about handmade silk beads that come from India, a print from Liberty London and a blouse’s weighty, gorgeous lace—which he gets in Italy. And he was talking about how he and his partner, Monica Paolini, exist almost entirely outside of the Fashion Week schedule; they don’t have presentations or runway shows. Instead, they concentrate on really knowing what their customers in Korea, Australia and Vancouver BC wear. They make featherweight tops for the girls Down Under and ruffled hoodies for girls in the Pacific Northwest.

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All images by Jessa Carter

Sean told me all this with a soft but unmistakable New York accent—perfect in this analogy, because NYC has always been America’s symbol of multiculturalism. There in the heart of Paris, watching buyers Joyce Lin and Laura Janney select cool, chunky knits and sweet tie-waist dresses, Sea NY felt like a very real and very cool mix of traditions, crafts, communities and commonalities.

It felt like one of contemporary fashion’s prettiest melting pots.

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Fashion Week Fall 2017 Beauty Roundup

The fashion and beauty authorities in New York, London, Milan and Paris have spoken.… Fashion month is almost officially over, and we’re thinking about the wide range of trends—from sequined lips to daisy eyes—we saw on the catwalks and on the streets. While the rhinestone teardrop may not be a look you’re going to sport every day, there are plenty of runway-beauty takeaways you can apply to your real-life makeup routine. Get ready to have fun with color again, switch up your lipstick game and reacquaint yourself with the world of iridescent makeup.

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Paris Fashion Week street style

Photos by Kristin Yamada

Paris Fashion Week brings très chic style through les rues of the French capital. Come rain or shine, this season the fashion set turned out in their finery. Here are some of our favorite looks so far, plus shoppable links so you can emulate them.

SEE (AND SHOP) THESE LOOKS

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