7 of the best modest fashion moments from New York Fashion Week

September 12, 2019

New York Fashion Week is in full swing, kicking off the season for spring / summer 2020 ready to wear collections.

Tom Ford, Caroline Herrera and Jeremy Scott are among the big name designers to show so far, with collections from Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors still to come.

Among the collections presented over the past week, there have been plenty of great moments for modest fashion. Here we round up some of the best.

1. Classic neutrals at Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler's spring / summer collection kept things light with classic spring neutrals, and the occasional pop of colour. The ready-to-wear collection was all about layering, like this clean ivory blazer paired with a geometric beige skirt and blouse combination.

2. Gold glamour at Oscar de la Renta

Never one to shy away from glamour, Oscar de la Renta’s spring / summer 2020 collection was true to form, with plenty of romantic ruffles and spring florals. This long-sleeved angel gown in metallic gold stole the show with its exaggerated pleats and flowing hemline.

3. Tropical trapeze at Naeem Khan

It was bright patterns and bold cuts at Naeem Khan’s NYFW spring/summer 2020 show. This tropical trapeze dress, styled with oversized hoops and layered necklaces, was made for sunny climates.

4. All white everything at Tom Ford

Colour block suits are going nowhere next season, as Tom Ford showed with his spring/summer vision. His all-white offering is the perfect way to do layered spring tailoring.

5. Romantic ruffles and colourful crochet at Zimmermann

Zimmermann's spring / summer collection is one of the most talked about from this season’s NYFW, thanks to its classic florals, dreamy fabrics and bold colours. This pastel yellow chiffon gown is a spring staple, while the crochet orange high neck dress makes a summer statement.

6. Chic clashes at Collina Strada

It was all about clashes at Collina Strada, mixing silky fabrics with heavy jackets, and delicate florals with bold patterns. This pastel blue silk dress mixed with a deep red patterned shacket (that's a shirt jacket, for any novices) makes for a playful and interesting spring look.

7. And off the runway

Irish-Palestinian influencer Marwa Biltagi has been showcasing some serious modest wear street style throughout NYFW. She hit the Tory Burch show wearing head-to-toe pink, with a pleated Marni skirt, Blaze Milano jacket and matching hijab from Haute Hijab.

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