We are happy to introduce you to our brand new article series of trends related to modesty with the most wearable modest fashion trends from NYFW. If you follow us on instagram (if not well, it’s time now 😉 @almazewomen) you know that we closely watch every show and share with you our curation of the best modest looks from the catwalks. You can also find them here. From now on, you’ll be able to find our in-depth analysis of the major trends from fashion weeks every woman who dresses modestly should know.
New York was a blast. We were quite impressed by the diversity of models. Even if there is still a long way to go before diversity and inclusivity become the norm, we can see that some signs of progress have been made compared to last seasons.
The Most Inspiring Modest Looks For The Modest Woman from NYFW
Ralph Lauren’s collection was all about tailoring, which is a powerful player in every modest woman’s garderobe. Lauren presented contemporary tailored silhouettes made for the woman who wants to conquer the world. If the black and white (and grey) looks are great winning choices to align elegance and the everyday life, Lauren went further than this classy statement and adventured herself in bolder colour choices like this red satin tuxedo. And we love it. Paired with classy black pants, it forms a very elegant evening attire. The last thing to remember is the satin skirt. We saw it a lot this season in several catwalks. We can bet that this will be a new wardrobe staple. Do you already own yours?
Punchy and adventurous looks rendered in forward-thinking fabrics. This sums up the collection by Sander Lak. He introduced a new kind of luxury all about experiment, adventurousness and boldness. From this explosive all-yellow look to his unique faux-animal prints fabric, made by croc scales onto satin or printing snakeskin onto silk, his collection encourages us to step outside of our comfort zone. These are perfect examples of modestly bold looks.
It is hard to believe that Pyer Moss did its first fashion week just last year. Kerby Jean-Raymond seems to understand perfectly what women want. And he speaks to all of them. Including modest women. His show was amongst the most diverse in terms of representation, and he even featured a fully covered model. Bravo! His collection mixing African American roots and pop culture made sensation. The satin yellow dress is exactly the kind of dress we like. To wear with a white – or black – top underneath to keep it more modest, this is the kind of silhouette we adore. Very chic and elegant. Kerby is a very polyvalent designer and can go from the classy, elegant, and very graceful dress to the ultimate streetwear look with 0 fashion faux pas. Ladies, if you are looking for luxury modest streetwear outfits, look no further. Pyer Moss got you covered.
3.1 Philip Lim offered us unconventional yet very modest inspirational looks. This all-white effortless look composed of an asymmetrical blazer with sleek cutouts caught all our attention. This playful and innovative approach of fashion is brilliant. His collections presented elevated staples for the active woman.
This discreet brand characterized by its timelessness, streamlined and effortless designs is the ultimate destination for women who dress modestly with a minimalist style. The designs speak for themselves. Clean cuts, classy and elegant silhouettes. From the long black coat to the tailored look, the row is the brand to watch if you need to create or renew your wardrobe of staples.
For its second season collaboration with Zendaya, Tommy Hilfiger’s collection was all about celebrating womanhood. With 70s and 80s references, they presented contemporary versions of wide-leg pants or the leisure suit. The collection was also a powerful take on inclusivity and diversity with women of all colours and body shapes. And the iconic hijabi model Halima Aden was part of the game!
Brandon Maxwell’s collection pleasingly surprised us. It seems that he intentionally and openly dedicated a wide range of looks to modest women. He presented a lot of loose silhouettes, wide cuts, women with head covers. With a soft palette ranging from red, white and yellow, he gives us a lot of ideas on how to play with different colours. Whether it be for a casual day event or an occasional night out Brandon Maxwell is our saver. His red kaftan is perfect to achieve a fierce yet very modest look. The silky white dress is a good option to consider for a special event.
Big shout out to Serena Williams who launched the very first collection of her brand S by Serena. She not only had a hijabi model open her show, but she literally celebrated all body types and women. She should definitely win an award for that because this is what all brands should do. Also, she presented some very interesting designs that we, modest fashion enthusiasms could easily wear.
SallyPointe’s monochrome looks are everything. The key to achieving this kind of look with perfection is to play with different fabrics and layerings. She also introduced some bicolour looks. Bicolour is an ever-growing trend, especially on trenches.
It was such a pleasure to see the uprising supermodel Iman Ugbad Abdi opening the show. Michael Kors offered us powerful bossy silhouettes keeping it very modest. And he also gave us options for our night outs such as this wonderful sparkling red gown.