Empowering Style. The Celebrity Wishmaker Simonetta Lein Goes To NYFW where social media forecasts fashion

19 Sep Empowering Style. The Celebrity Wishmaker Simonetta Lein Goes To NYFW where social media forecasts fashion

My New York Fashion Week this year glamourously started like this:


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My look was inspired by the Eighties and pop culture. The gold sunglasses together with my necklace were my statement as a woman who isn’t afraid of showing that she is a girl boss. This look was picked out on day two of NYFW, as with my street style I was forecasting much of what we saw on the fashion week runways.


One big statement rings loud and clear at this fashion week: social media has the power to test trends.  They can therefore be proposed and decided upon when you see those trends becoming reality on the runways shows.


The Eighties were starting to come back in the previous season, and this new Spring Summer 2018 is giving them a leading role. NYFW Spring 2018 espouses colors, statement pieces, Eighties and Nighties and their excesses. Puff shoulders alternated with what almost seems as a “non styled” outfit that recalls the street looks from that period, with pastel colors and masculine lines.


Colors are in: social media gets inspired by fashion and vice versa. Pink is the social media queen color (with some red accents), AKA Millennial pink, as well as the unicorn vibes, with lavender tones and multi-color vibrations. This means that the fashion industry is very receptive towards the Millennial generation and it is listening  to them.


Credits to Justine Carreon / via Elle

Credits to Justine Carreon / via Elle

Credits to Justine Carreon / via Elle


Flowers and more flowers, coming back from the Seventies on Instagram to the runway shows.


Credits to Fashionisers


Another big trend is the squared neckline as we can see in the previous picture.  Puffed shoulders straight out of the Eighties, Polka dots reminiscent of the Fifties in a modern key, and maxi jackets and shoulders that remind me of growing up in the late Eighties. Truth. WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND, always.


Credits to Fashionisers

Credits to Fashionisers

Credits to Verve Magazine


Tom Ford’s vision of the Eighties (look number two) comes through with a clean feminine look that every woman would like to wear. Of course, the big star of the show is always Millennial Pink.


We first saw fanny packs coming back on social media a few months ago, again straight from the late Eighties and early Nineties. Here they are: the purses that you do not touch. They came back and they are here to stay.



Other trends I would like to mention are that total white is back, uneven lines are back as well as industrial materials.


The common thread to me is how social media is influencing the runways shows. When influencers propose a trend in the months before the shows, that trend becomes a must in the fashion industry. Once again, social media will set many more trends, so just be there and watch, or try to be part of it. This is the magic of social media.


As always, make your wishes come true.


The Celebrity Wishmaker, Simonetta Lein

  • Jennifer Lee Quattrucci
    Posted at 00:03h, 20 September

    Seriously amazing and I’m so obsessed by these designs!!! Definitely love the 80’s influence and the structure of the looks. The use of color is phenomenal and so glad to have social media to bring them to life!

  • Mike DeMato
    Posted at 19:47h, 20 September

    The Boss of Style.

  • Tara Majuta
    Posted at 22:22h, 20 September

    What a great and fun article! I love fashion, and I totally feel included in fashion week because of you! As always, you look absolutely gorgeous and stunning while you share the vision of our community! We are love and you share it so well! Great job, Wish Maker and Fashion Icon!!! ❤️

  • Gregg Masters
    Posted at 22:56h, 20 September

    Thanks for taking us to Fashion week through your eyes with all of your experience Simonetta!

  • Kallie
    Posted at 00:13h, 21 September

    I’m totally digging the 80s vibes these days and these colors are amazing. I’m all about color! All of these designs are beautiful!!

  • Rosemary Meier
    Posted at 02:04h, 21 September

    Love the fact that what goes around comes around. It’s wonderful to see pink with the red accents again and the return of the square neckline… Good job!

  • Sharon
    Posted at 07:41h, 21 September

    These designs are so unique and crazy well inspired! Obsessed with it all! Goodjob!

  • Kamen Kamenov
    Posted at 09:37h, 21 September

    Omg I am obsessed with the designs and with the eighties fashion… honestly I am so happy it is coming back and cannot wait to see everybody’s take of the eighties on the streests.
    Thank u for that amazing post

  • Eva Dominguez
    Posted at 16:07h, 21 September

    As an 80s baby I will forever adore the 90s style trends. The movie Clueless was my favorite reference for 90s inspired fashion. It’s so cool to see these trends come back! Seriously loving your NYFW coverage! Great job!!

  • lottiejessica
    Posted at 19:31h, 21 September

    Loved reading this post! Such a sucker for fashion! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Victoria Hoang
    Posted at 06:58h, 22 September

    I am very excited for these upcoming trends. So pretty pretty and chic trends. With the fanny pack trend. I’ve been wanting to get one so bad.

  • Bianca
    Posted at 00:43h, 24 September

    I wish I was around for the 80’s fashion! It looks so cool!! Glad it’s making a comeback

  • Jasmina
    Posted at 10:29h, 24 September

    Wow, what an absolutely amazing gallery of fashion, I just love seeing all these runway looks! And how interesting that when a look is proposed by a fashion influencer in the lead up to a show, that look becomes a must! And your gold sunglasses at the top of your page are stunning! xxx

  • Kirsten Wendlandt
    Posted at 20:28h, 26 September

    Im absolutely loving all the trends coming out of NYFW and can’t wait to play around with some of them this fall! I love how your outfit was 80’s inspired and I’m just dying over your sunglasses and jewelry. You looked absolutely stunning!

  • Meg
    Posted at 00:01h, 27 September

    These are such awesome trend picks! I am so excited to see all of these in action. Thank you for sharing!

  • Dom Baza
    Posted at 05:21h, 29 September

    Hello my friend, Love the fashion week recap! I love the all the 80’s and 90’s fashion is coming back. It should have not went away anyways. Thank you for sharing some of the best of the best.
    Love, Dom

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