February is time for fashion catwalks: New York, London, Paris, Milan… So many trends and so little time to follow all that’s going on in the fashion world. We can’t help ourselves looking for the next big trend in legwear! So, we’re following all the shows to keep you informed. To start with, the ultimate list for hosiery fans: Top 10 Legwear Styles of New York Fashion Week AW1617 you’ll like to make yours.
1. The Comeback of Ankle-Length Socks:
Lovechild 1979 goes for grey ribbed winter socks, although the general trend is the smart ankle socks: Polka dots (Baum und pferdgarten), baby doll with trim (Tommy Hilfiger), minimal in black or orange with a white strip (Kaelen) and black in lurex (Freya Dalsjo).
2. The Black Full Bodystocking:
Do you remember our post about the rising of the bodystocking? Next season, black bodystockings wore as outwear are a huge trend (Tadashi Shoji AW1617 and Threeasfour AW1617).
3. The Attention-seeking 70’s Patterned Tights:
Yes, 70’s inspired hosiery is going to stay on trend! Ribbed tights (Saloni), colourful floral prints (Anna Sui), diamond patterns in contrast (Theo; Lala Berlin) and prettily embellished floral tights (Cynthia Rowley).
4. And the Fashion Hit of 2016 is… Fishnets!
All diameters and colours of fishnets: From whale net fishnet tights (Jeremy Scott), red micronet tights (Jill Stuart) or medium size (and more traditional) black fishnets, as seen in fashion catwalks of Rodarte, Maiyet and Jill Stuart.
5. The Romantic Lace Tights:
Classics never go out of fashion. Anna Sui goes for ivory lace tights, although the top trend is the black lace hosiery. We’ve seen this trend in Cinq a sept, featuring Wolford tights, as well as in Nicole Miller and Anna Sui New York Fashion Week AW1617 collections.
6. The Minimal-Inspired Leggings:
The ’90s are making their way back to fashion. Find this trend in black opaque hosiery: Opaque socks (ankle, knee and over the knee length), black tights and plain leggings (Jill Sander). Halfway between the ’80s and the ’90s are the laddered Wolford Stardust lurex leggings by Max Azria AW1617.
7. The Opaque Over The Knees:
Saloni, Frame Denim and Red Valentino embrace this trend you can easily steal with the Trasparenze Caballero Over the Knee Highs (£8.99).
8. The Monochrome Tartan Tights:
Did you get yourself tartan tights for Burns night? It’s time to wear tartan again. Thom Browne and Marc Jacobs featured monochrome tartan tights in their shows at New York Fashion Week AW1617. Get the look with Pretty Legs 40 Denier Tartan Tights (£4.99).
9. The Autumn Must-Wear Coloured Tights:
Anna Sui proves coloured tights are just what you need to nail a 70’s prettily patterned look. Daring for more cheerful colours? Try out white tights, as seen in Custo Barcelo, mood-improving fuchsia tights (Sonia by Sonia Rykiel) and the chic cobalt blue (Moncler).
10. The New York Street Style:
What’s the New York Street Style like? Lear it from Fenty Puma by Rihanna printed hold ups and Alexander Wang logomania-inspired tights, which have been one of the most commented looks of New York Fashion Week. The bonus? They’re sheer on the top and opaque on the back. Get this look with the Wolford Abigail Tights (£34.99).
What of all these trends in hosiery is your favourite?