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Marist Students Weigh in on New Fashion Trends

New fashion looks for spring were unveiled earlier this year. Will they being showing up at Marist any time soon?
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Models walking on the runway at Badgley Mischka fashion show. (Credit: Getty Images)

New York Fashion Week allows designers to express their creative ideas and start fashion trends. It happens twice a year, once in September and once in February. Some of the fashion seen on the runway may seem a bit extreme, but other looks have the potential to become popular. Here at Marist High School, students have mixed opinions about the new designs of New York Fashion Week for the 2024 season.

An example of the plush clothing style designed by Gabriela Hearst (Credit: Courtesy of Gabriela Hearst)

Trend #1: Plush Clothing

Plush clothing consists of more than just fuzzy sweaters and coats. It also includes fluffy dresses, shoes, and pants. Many fashion brands, such as Marc Jacobs and Aknvas, released their versions of plush clothing during the week. Their designs inspired brands, such as Banana Republic and Zara, to create their selection of plush clothing.

“Plush clothing could be itchy, but at the same time very comfortable,” said sophomore Hailee Burden. 

 

A draped style dress designed by Jason Wu (Credit: Kendam)

Trend #2: Draped Style 

 Draping is a detailed technique of forming a wavy silhouette. This design is typically seen on women’s dresses and shirts. Drapery was already a clothing design before Fashion Week, but seeing it on the runway brought more notice to the intricate design. Designers, including Jason Wu and Christian Siriano, presented their versions of the complicated draped styles during their turns on the runway. Retail stores such as Abercrombie and Fitch and Reformation also sell draped-style attire. 

“I think that draped-style clothing is very aesthetically pleasing. I think it gives an exquisite look to the outfit,” said sophomore Elise Bocanegra.

Example of a bow-styled dress (Credit :Victor Virgile/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Trend #3: Bows

The bow trend has resurfaced recently but has a newer look. Rather than just plain hair bows, they are now included in elegant dresses and other clothing pieces. What’s unique about the bows is that they are bigger and more mature-looking. They are now seen as an accent piece typically on the back of clothing. Designer brands such as Coach and Melke took a chance with this design and showed the bow style during the week. Express and Staud have bow shirts and skirt designs for sale on their websites. 

“Bows could add beauty, but can also hide details from one’s outfit. They are a beautiful piece to add but will not always impress others,” said Marist junior Sophia Mackenzie.

An example of a corset top during New York Fashion Week (Credit: Launchmetrics Spotlight)Trend #4: Corsets 

Corsets are not a new look to the runway but are increasingly getting popular every year. Corsets used to be undergarments to form the women’s torso into an hourglass shape. Now, they are just unique tops that many people enjoy wearing. They are seen frequently in regular streetwear and at more formal events. Corsets are a versatile piece of clothing that can be worn for multiple occasions. Many designers, including Dion Lee and Kim Shui, took a hit at the trend in a couple of their designs. Retail stores such as Urban Outfitters and Garage also sell corsets. 

“Some corsets are cute, but others are too stiff to wear,” said Marist sophomore Faye Bouck.

 

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My name is Cassidy Cage and I’m in the class of 2026. This is my second year in journalism. I’m a student-athlete at Marist and I play volleyball and softball. My favorite place to travel to would be Florida because I love all the amusement parks and beaches! This year, I’m looking forward to writing about all sorts of things and I can’t wait for you guys to see all my work!
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