Spring 2014: 15 Top Trends from New York Fashion Week
As always, the end of New York Fashion Week brings with it the inevitable forecasting of next season’s trends, and while it’s still too early to tell which styles the masses will take to (the weather’s barely started to cool down for fall, how can we be expected to think about next spring?!), it’s worth highlighting a handful of strong recurring looks that emerged with a vengeance from last week’s fashion spectacle.
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While a few spring trends are repeats from seasons past (sheer everything), others definitely felt shiny and new (Mexico-inspired looks, swirly marble prints.) Of course, there were a few that might be a tad difficult to get behind (crop tops that aren’t merely cropped but completely midriff-baring, so start your crunches now), but we have a feeling fashion-following folks will give ‘em the old college try come spring.
We know it’s a tad early to start planning out exactly what we’ll be wearing and buying come spring when we’re still mulling over which fall pieces to invest in, but it never hurts to get a mental jump on things, right?
That said, check out the spring 2014 gallery above that highlights 15 trends to know now from New York Fashion Week.
Several designers such as Phillip Lim, Herve Leger, and Derek Lam employed sporadic fringing on everything from chunky sweaters to dresses. However, the fringes we're seeing for all are quite soft and delicate—think the ends of a velvet scarf rather than western-style fringe.
Conspicuous logos—arguably this season's big nod to the '90s—had everyone buzzing during New York Fashion Week, as a mix of designers from the fairly new (Alexander Wang, Jonathan Simkhai) to the established (DKNY) paraded looks down the runway featuring blatant branding.
Very Cropped Tops
Ladies, start your crunches now because for spring, we’re seeing the crop top get, 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, including BCBG.
Fiesta-friendly fashion with a Mexico theme was one of NYFW's fresher trends, with Rebecca Minkoff kicking things off with looks that featured colorful embroidery, elaborate cut-outs, and one overt “Let’s Go to Mexico” tee. Christian Siriano touted a trip to Isla Mujeres off the coast of Mexico as a major source of inspiration for his flouncy, ladylike collection, and other designers such as Cynthia Rowley, Delpozo, Naeem Khan, and J.Crew got in on the festive action.
There's a hackneyed fashion rule that says red should rarely be worn in the evening, but this season proved otherwise. In fact, we're fascinated with the idea of eveningwear going red for spring, with several designers—notably Diane von Furstenberg, Badgley Mischka, and DKNY using the bold hue in several incarnations for floaty, formal gowns.