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4 Trends From NYFW Ready-To-Wear 17 That We Can't Wait To Try Immediately

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There was something in the air during New York Fashion Week – and we're not just talking about the fabulous abundance of velvet. Now, more than ever, it felt as if designers are infusing their collections with a spirit that is both rebellious and inclusive. 

Anna Wintour sat front row rocking a "Fashion Stands With Planned Parenthood" button, and Prabal Gurung's ladies gave us a finale in t-shirts reading "I Am An Immigrant," "Voices For Choices" and "Our Minds, Our Bodies, Our Power," among others. 

Plus size models Ashley Graham and Iskra Lawrence worked the runway for Michael Kors and Christian Siriano, respectively, while the presence of transgender models like Stav Strashko, Casil Mcarthur and Leyna Bloom (the latter of whom closed out Chromat with a bang) helped to communicate a powerful message: the fashion world should be a strong, visible champion for diversity. 

While we wait to see whether the rest of the fashion circuit is as riled as New York, check out 4 trends we spotted on the runways that you can start rocking right away:

Pointed shoes ruled the runways during NYFW. Yeezy gave us boxy thigh-highs while Thom Browne showed of his ice-skate-inspired booties. Plus, we saw no shortage of pop-y pastel offerings in every color of the rainbow from the likes of Calvin Klein, Tibi and more. 
1) Derek Lam (image: Elle.com) 2) Yeezy Season 5 (image: Dlso.it) 3) Calvin Klein (image: Wwd.com)
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Tory Burch Pointed Toe Ankle Boots - $238
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Zara Join Life Flat Leather Shoes - $50
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Yeezy Transparent Ankle Boots - £569
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We’d like to preface this one by saying that this season’s abundance of gender-non-specific looks aren’t just some time-sensitive trend – they mark an exciting point in fashion’s evolution towards equality and embracing individuality. This NYFW showed an impressive DGAF attitude about gender roles, mixing more men and women than ever on the runways. Pantsuits were aplenty (cue one Hillary Clinton in attendance) while Calvin Klein's models sported androgynous, '70s styles; even Alexander Wang had his hand at giving us boxy, plaid blazers. 
1) The Row (image: Thefashionlaw.com) 2) Calvin Klein (image: Knotoryus.com) 3) Tibi (image: Vogue.com)  
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Forever 21 Plus Size Longline Blazer - $38
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Cos Elastic Waist And Cuff Wool Trousers - $115
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Front Row Shop Pink Wool-blend Double Breasted Blazer - $87
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From Marc Jacobs to Anna Sui (our fave), to Erin Fetherston and Michael Kors, velvet was in full, plush effect, and often with a vibe that made us nostalgic for peak-Halston. While it's not necessarily novel to see velvet making a comeback as the temperature drops, we love the luxe jumpsuits and jackets we're seeing elevated by the texture. 
1) Marc Jacobs (image: Elle.com) 2) Anna Sui (image: Wwd.com) 3) Erin Fetherston (image: Wwd.com)
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Velvet Ruched Skirt by Boutique - $170
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Forever 21 Plus Size Crushed Velvet Dress - $23
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7 For All Mankind Velvet Halter Jumpsuit - $299
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Who said activewear had anything to do with sport? In light of recent political turmoil, the fashion world has become outspoken: Public School blasted a version of This Land Is Your Land over the speakers as its models walked the runway in fire-engine red, "Make America New York" apparel, while others, including Prabal Gurung, Creatures of Comfort and Marchesa dedicated looks from their collections to sharing their views on everything from feminism to immigration. 
1) Public School (image: Wwd.com) 2) Creatures of Comfort (image: Mirror.co.uk) 3) Prabal Gurung (image: Popsugar.com)
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The Outrage, Si Se Puede Unisex T-Shirt, Charcoal Black Triblend - $32
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Human Rights Campaign Make America LGBTQ Again, Red Cap - $26
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ACLU Hoodie - $60
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Cover image: Wwd.com
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