As the fall edition of the New York Fashion Week almost comes to an end, there are some early trends from spring/summer 2016 that have emerged from the shows by various designers.
The boho suede fringe of fall has got a sleek update for spring. Dion Lee, Christian Siriano, Prabal Gurung, Ohne Titel and Serena Williams for HSN all showcased the trend in their respective collections. Also, crochet was everywhere from Tommy Hilfiger, Custo Barcelona, BCBG Max Azria to Giulietta.
Tie-and-dye patterns were seen at Altuzarra, BCBG Max Azria, Thomas Maier, Thakoon. Victoria Beckham took inspiration from the urban surf the prints featured on sleeves, hemlines of skirts and dresses. Meanwhile, Altuzarra revisited his Basque roots with espadrilles, linen and the crumpled look.
Rosie Assoulin showed a long-strapped green bikini layered over a printed blouse. Tommy Hilfiger’s show was inspired by the Caribbean island life, complete with the sea, beach and shacks serving drinks.
Colors that were all over the runways were orange. It found place in Jeremy Scott’s show and even Prabal Gurung made much of his Nepal-inspired collection, which was a meditation on orange and yellow. Besides, black and white never goes out of fashion, and was prominent at Givenchy, Victoria Beckham and Alexander Wang.
The statement accessories that were seen this season were oversized earrings on show at Jeremy Scott, Banana Republic, Rosie Assoulin and Alexander Wang.
Make-up this season featured subtle tones enhancing the natural beauty of the models. The focus was on radiant, well-hydrated skin, such as at Alexander Wang and Thakoon. Besides, Lam used little or no mascara for his models.
Gurung and Wang enhanced the eyebrows of their models. Beckham and Jason Wu used bright red lipstick, while Givenchy’s models all wore masks made of scraps of lace and sheer fabric and even jewels.
British designer Diane von Furstenberg was the only designer to opt for a disco look with heavy mascara, blush and eye shadow.