Did you notice these pop culture references at NYFW?

NYFW is in full swing right now, and hundreds of designers are showing off their Fall/Winter 2017 collections. Last season, we saw designers take punny punches at pop culture: Desigual recreated Snapchat filters, Namilia immortalized Justin Bieber on a dress and Monse even used the eerie theme song from Stranger Things as runway music. And as it turns out, that trend has carried over. Quite a few of this season's collections are drawing inspo from past and present pop culture, and we’ve rounded up just a few of the quirky looks hitting the runway at NYFW right now.

My Little Pony

This is designer Hayley Elsaesser’s NYFW debut, and she’s partnered with Hasbro to create a fabulously colorful first collection. The patterns of this My Little Pony collection are *so* cute and definitely 80s-inspired. We never thought we’d say this, but how do we steal Twilight Sparkle’s look?


At the Grammys, politics were the true star (besides Beyoncé, of course), and they’re also taking center stage at NYFW. Public School New York switched out President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan with one of their own: “Make America New York,” and Tome drew inspiration from feminist art activists the Guerilla Girls, emblazoning the back of one of her jackets with their poster (see opener image!).

Little House on the Prairie

Coach’s S/S 17 show last fall was clearly inspired by post-apocalyptic movies like Mad Max: Fury Road. This season, with its grassy, Great Plains-looking runway and decorative, vintage pieces, the brand is drawing inspo from the past instead. We love the shearling jackets—so warm and so chic!

The 90s

We’re getting some major Aunt Becky from Full House vibes with Lacoste’s collection. Metallics, velvet and slouchy leather—this collection has us wishing we could time travel. 


Ottolinger made our Disney princess dreams come true this season with this lengthy, accessorized mane. How gorgeous is this hairstyle?! 

As Seen On TV

Jeremy Scott’s As See On TV rhinestone top referenced the famous advertising slogan. The show’s message was one of political activism, as every worker at the show wore a T-shirt (also designed by Jeremy) with that read, “Our voice is the only thing that will protect us.” On the backs, he listed every Senate representative's phone number. A call to action, perhaps?

What was your favorite NYFW look? Have you been keeping up with the shows? Let us know in the comments below.


by Emily Cavanagh | 2/16/2017
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