New York Fashion Week – what more can be said? For one glorious week, the city that never sleeps is taken over by some of the best designers and the fashion fiends that love them. So what was hot on the runways this season? Let us take you inside the top ten trends from NYFW.
1. POWER PASTELS
At Coach, Isaac Mizrahi, and Derek Lam, soft pastels were juxtaposed against dynamic shapes and textures – adding a little punch to the typically feminine hues. Leather and furs were the fabrics du jour at Coach, whereas dynamically shaped chiffon in a must have skirt took over the runway at Isaac Mizrahi. Sticking to a feminine shape, although adopting a mod colour blocking palate was Derek Lam.
2. ALL WHITE EVERYTHING
A trend we saw this winter gets a fresh spring reinvention with soft fabrics layered. Victoria Beckham took structured shirts and trousers in sexy spring fabrics for her take of the trend, whereas Prabal Gurung played with fabrication with coordinating pieces. Showing a softer side to the trend was BCBG Max Azria, with deconstructed trenches and culottes.
3. BEDROOM SILK CHIC
Fabrication got a little sexy at the TOME, Creature of Comfort, and Houghton shows, with silks and lace not out of place in lingerie made their way into outerwear. Wrap tops and loose skirts set the scene at TOME, deconstructed suiting at Creature of Comfort, and sexy, sleek slip dresses (that Rihanna has had to have put orders on) at Houghton did the trend the best.
4) LIVING IN THE 70S
Flared trousers, hemlines up to there, and Donna Summers sequins recalling long lost discos, the 70s were back in a big way with tackling the trend the best. Tommy Hilfiger was inspired by iconic 70s records like Sargent Pepper’s and The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Woodstock, and “the free-spirited festival girls of today”, with short hems, flowing chiffons and a bold colour palate creating his collection. At Honor, the colour palate was muted, but the silhouettes were not. Peplums and flares were loud and proud – leave the skinny’s in the wardrobe! While Tommy Hilfiger paid tribute to the rock gods of the 70s, Naeem Khan updated the quintessential disco look, the jumpsuit, for 2015.
5) PRINTS PLEASE
Mixed prints, remixed florals, and big brights recreated the spring time print. Nicole Miller showed an effortless take on print clashing, whereas DKNY showed layering at its best. The biggest standout by way of prints? Carolina Herrera’s shattered vase rose gowns – showing a harder edge to the tried and true floral.
6) GET SHIRTY
The simple button up shirt gets a contemporary make over. BCBGMAXAZRIA showed Hamptons chic with attitude, to the sheer, lazer cut shirts at Rebecca Taylor, to the sexy, masculine take at Jason Wu – the shirt is the it trend of the summer. Don’t regulate yours just for work!
7) EMBELLISHMENT EMPIRE
Embellishments were loud and attention grabbing this NYFW. The biggest take on the trend was at Versus Versace, with a mini dress version of Liz Hurley’s infamous safety pin dress (on the 20th year anniversary of it, no less!), but Marc Jacobs’ oversized buttons and Oscar de la Renta’s subtle sequin and feather separates were close seconds.
8) FRINGE BENEFITS
Fringe made its way back onto the runway in a big way, ranging from the casual to all out formal. Christian Siriano made the most dramatic show of the trend with a stunning two piece fringed gown. Proenza Schouler opted for sleek and sexy over opulent with their offering, and Tory Burch showed a subtle take on the trend.
Stripes have been ever-present in the last few seasons, but were injected with fresh life at Thakoon, Victoria Beckham, and Altuzarra. Monochromatics were clashed against summer brights, intersecting lines were played with and thin vs. heavy stripes were juxtaposed against each other.
10) GET INTO GINGHAM
The classic print just got sexy. Diane Von Furstenberg, Oscar de la Renta, and Michael Kors all tried their hand at the trend, with coordinates, sexy separates and casual chic takes showing how versatile the print (and the designers) are.