NYFW: My Modest Picks from the F/W 18 Runways

When I first moved to New York, I was working for a global trend forecasting firm. Each season when Fashion Week descended on the city, the feeling in the air was almost palpable. Whether it was studio spaces downtown, Lincoln Square's iconic setting, or Skylight Clarkson Square on the West Side, part of my job entailed reviewing the collections. I know, I know. How glamorous! Right? Truth be told, it was an exciting time. And I was fortunate enough to attend many shows. Just to be in the room with such talent was a privilege. 

As New York Fashion Week came to a close last week, I thought I'd go back to my roots and share with you my modest picks from the F/W 18 runways. Take it as inspiration for next Fall and relish in the knowledge that modest fashion is here to stay. I've got you covered - literally. 

All images via Vogue.com

3.1 Phillip Lim

Pastel perfection with color-blocking and stripes. 

A Détacher

Denim, florals, and bright turtlenecks. 

Adam Lippes

Allover patterns. matching sets, poncho turtlenecks. 

Alice + Olivia

Grunge-inspired, plaid, leopard.

Carolina Herrera

Brights, polka dots, feathers. 

Derek Lam 10 Crosby

Layering, pretty in shades of pink, midi and maxi lengths. 

Gabriela Hearst

Stripes, A-line, fitted tops. 

Grey Jason Wu

Oversize sweaters, muted palette with a pop of color. 

Kate Spade New York

Denim, leather, bold prints. 

M Missoni

70s-inspired geometric prints, spearmint pop, burnt orange. 

Oscar de la Renta

Flora, gardenscapes, fuschia. 


Purple passion, Canadian Tuxedo (denim-on-denim), pastels and brights. 

Tory Burch

Stripes, hot pink, suede. 

Rebecca Brown