fashion. Top 12 Spring 2014 Trends From New York Fashion Week
The Conclusion Of New York Fashion Week Brings The Beginning Forecast Of Next Season's Trends
Though it’s still too early to tell which trends the masses will take to, I have to confess that New York Fashion Week possessed a scattering of strong recurring looks that are worth highlighting.
While a few spring trends are repeats from seasons past, others definitely felt shiny and new. Of course, there were a few that might be a tad difficult to get behind, however I feel the fashion-forward individuals will give them a go come spring.
Several designers such as Phillip Lim, Herve Leger, and Derek Lam utilized occasional fringing on everything from chunky sweaters to dresses. Picture the ends of a velvet scarf rather than western-style fringe.
The crop top becomes, well, more cropped. Last season's ladylike crop that showed just a sliver of midsection when paired with a high-waist skirt or trouser has seemingly been replaced with full-on stomach-baring, a look we spotted at a staggering amount of shows.
Fiesta-favorable fashion introduces a mexican theme as one of NYFW's fresher trends. Rebecca Minkoff kicked off this trends with looks featuring colorful embroidery, elaborate cut-outs, and one conspicuous tee encompassing the phrase “Let’s Go to Mexico”.
Christian Siriano referenced a trip to Isla Mujeres off the coast of Mexico as a major source of inspiration for his flouncy and polished collection. Other designers such as Cynthia Rowley, Delpozo, Naem Khan, and even J.Crew got in on the festive endeavor.
A number of designers showcased updated interpretations on the classic preppy tennis sweater, taking the V neckline slightly deeper, while using spring-ready hues. The trick to pulling off this trend is to keep the rest of your outfit ultra-modern with things like skinny trousers, chunky shoes, and slouchy bags.
Marble prints made a strong presentation on the runway for Spring 2014 with designers such as Phillip Lim, Rachel Comey and Peter Som using a swirly motif on pieces like sweaters and dresses, mostly in earthy shades of blues and grays.
White had an immense presence on runways for fall and looks like it'll remain a trend straight through to spring. Scores of designers showcased head-to-toe looks using modern bright-white separates in seasonally appropriate fabrics such as cotton, chiffon, and silk.
90's Style Tank Tops
Also distinctly known as those '90s-style tank tops, this very specific cut hasn't been seen since the days of Spice Girl mania! You can only imagine the surprise when a number of designers including Thakoon, Band of Outsiders, and Rag & Bone seemingly pulled the silhouette out of a time capsule to remarkably fresh effect.
At the start of the week, a handful of designers utilized the use of candy-colored stripes on the runway, but succeeded in creating a small micro-trend.
As the week progressed, however, more bold stripes emerged from designers such as Cynthia Rowley, Jeremy Scott, Naeem Khan, and Tanya Taylor. It was a refreshing change from last spring’s all-pervading stripe trend, which was fashioned primarily in graphic black and white.
A number of designers showcased see-through pieces for spring in all forms. However, the best iteration was the use of strategic see-through stripes and panels that made their way onto everything from T-shirts, skirt hems, blouses, and evening gowns.
Modern Plaid Prints
While standard-issue plaid and tartan were stalwarts on fall runways, it seems the pattern made a significant shift for spring. Several designers showed silk and cotton pieces outfitted with their own interpretations of plaid print, most of which were done up in striking, springy colors.
Now here's a silhouette I've see over the past few seasons that managed to look new and of-the-moment on spring runways. Designers such as Delpozo, Opening Ceremony, ICB, Philsophy, and more showed off oversized boxy tops—many with rounded or dropped shoulders—and paired with a variety of bottoms, including straight skirts and slouchy shorts.
Each spring it's typical to see some type of floral pattern emerge, and this year it's all about bold flowers with a vintage feel. Designers like Ruffian as Oswalt Helgason took a cue from 1970s and showcased blooms with a more psychedelic edge, while others (Delpozo, Suno) referenced the 1960s with the literal use of large dandelions and sunflowers.