New York Fashion Week isOne of the most anticipated fashion weeks of the year. Now recognized as a more modern, indie fashion week, NYFW brings light to some new and talented designers while featuring some of the biggest names in the industry. This wonderful balance of new and classic made its way onto the runway as well – many shows played with juxtapositions such as masculine and feminine, modern and vintage, dark and light, or conservative and daring. We have hand-selected our favorite trends for you in our very own mini guide to this year’s NYFW Spring 2014 RTW collections!
Mixing it Up: Eclectic/Mixed Prints
Floral prints are most associated with spring, and while we did see numerous varieties of florals from the traditional to the modern, Spring 2014 should see a darker, more interesting side to prints. Eclectic or mixed prints made their presence known at many a NYFW runway show, from the subtle streak in 3.1 Phillip Lim to Oscar de la Renta’s all-over triple of houndstooth, spots, and floral. What’s more is that these prints tended towards the darker side of femininity, very often shown in deeper hues.
In the case of NYFW, “the blues” couldn’t have been more beautiful. Spring 2014 is turning out to be anything but typical, with more recent power colors (think red) taking a backseat to the fabulous cool tones painting the runway. Whether it be just an accent, like the florals in BCBG Max Azria, or an all-over multi-hued look like in Araks, it seems that everybody is feeling a bit blue for spring – and loving it!
Get Your Shine On: Metallics
Finally, that wonderful silver top is no longer banished to the depths of your closet once the sun starts coming out! Metallics aren’t just for holiday parties anymore, and we’re loving it. Everyone deserves a bit of sparkle, and what better time to shine than during sunny beautiful spring? The runways at NYFW were dripping in silver, gold, and metallic tones of every color imaginable. Whether it be an accent piece or an all-over look, metallics are the new statement piece for the Spring 2014 season.
Some NYFW trends were new and exciting, and some were simply too good to fade away. Leather falls into the latter category, and we’re loving it! A true fashion staple that seems to fluctuate over the years, Spring 2014 sees leather in a wide variety – from accents (Herve Leger Max Azria) to a statement piece (Helmut Lang) or a bold all-over look (J Mendel), leather is here to stay.
Pop Your Collar
A more subtle trend for Spring 2014, high collars graced the runways of NYFW in several shows. From the everyday dress shirts in Theysken’s Theory to the perfect glitzy accent in Monique Lhuillier, high collars balanced out the continued cut-out trend by adding a conservative touch to Spring 2014. Perfect for a fashionable yet professional look!
These were just some of our favorite trends. Did you notice anything else you loved? Let us know by commenting below! And as always, share this article with your friends if you loved it!