Ultimate Trendsetters: 8 Influencers Who Stole the NYFW Streets


With New York Fashion Week (NYFW) in our midst, a plethora of incredible collections are hitting the runway. However, it always seems as if the true standouts are the bloggers and celebrities taking on NYC with their best street style looks. Below we have curated our eight favorite influencers setting trends at NYFW–some of which are FIDM Graduates.

1. Chriselle Lim


Who says you can’t wear white after labor day? FIDM Grad Chriselle Lim‘s two piece white jumpsuit is a dream. And her slip dress with lace is bringing new life to the ever-growing “Bedroom Chic” trend. See more on her blog.

2. Aimee Song


Aimee Song always conveys a modern elegance through her clothing. With almost four million Instagram followers and a leading fashion blog, Song is a major go-to to for style inspiration–especially during NYFW. The mix of textures and colors in the first look bring a positive new meaning to mismatch. Also, can we talk about those chunky 90s retro heels in the bottom picture? AS IF.

3. Drew Scott 

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FIDM Grad Drew Scott’s blog about menswear and lifestyle is strictly made for lovers of monochromatic mood, and a classic combination of black and white. His killer menswear looks brought a new edge to this season’s NYFW scene.

4. Pam Hetlinger 

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Long gone are the days of ripped jeans only being a casual, grunge look. Hetlinger brings just as much elegance and sophistication with her first look as she does with her more traditional floral ensemble. See more on her blog.

5. Brittany Hampton

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FIDM Fashion Design Grad and former DVF Global Ambassador Brittany Hampton brought a unique 80s vibe to the streets of NYC. Thinking outside of the box is Hampton’s specialty.

6. Mary Seng 

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Mid-calf dresses and skirts are back! Mary Seng’s individualistic take on this old school concept is giving it new life. See more on her blog.

7. Rocky Barnes 

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Rocky Barnes‘ style always has a sultry edge, and the above two looks did not veer from that. The flowy mustard AMANDA UPRICHARD wrap dress with a colorful clutch is the perfect summer look to wear out to brunch. The more monotoned look on the bottom is the epitome of perfect street style. Who doesn’t love high-waisted palazzo pants?

8. Christine Andrew

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This fashionable mom is the perfect crossover of edgy and feminine. She embraces the artsy denim jacket trend, as well as a unique take on the LBD. Check out her blog to see more.

All image credit goes to the individuals in these photos. Their Instagrams are linked in their names throughout the post.

Shout out to FIDM Merchandising & Marketing Student Laura Gedeon for contributing to this post. Check out her blog.

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Author: FIDM Staff

Whitney Sutherland recently graduated from FIDM's Merchandising & Marketing program. She’s an adventurer, a movie lover, a social media enthusiast, a health nut, a passionate writer, and a lover of life.

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