Another New York Fashion Week trend that is perfectly in keeping with the distancing from minimalism is the use of bright/neon colors. Sometimes called “highlighter hues,” palettes of bright, neon pinks, greens, oranges, and yellows took over the runways. This is unsurprising, due to the fact the the revival of 80’s decade trends has also been increasing over recent seasons. Designers like Marchesa, Naeem Khan, and Tracy Reese all ditched neutral, subdued pieces that make up the minimalism trend, and opted for a composition of eclectic, vibrant colors, all perfect for the warmer months of the year.
Stacey Bendet of Alice and Olivia, was inspired for her Spring 2018 collection by the iconic Chelsea Hotel in New York City. She got help from young artists in the city to create her designs, which included pieces like brightly colored suits and ruffled dresses in busy, floral prints. Tracy Reese debuted a collection of simple, staple style pieces, with the added lively statement of hot pink, graphic prints, and sequins.
Click through the slideshow above to see how other designers incorporated this color palette into their most recent collections.