While you are starting to dig out your shearling for the upcoming cold weather, the fashion crowd is already planning their spring wardrobes based on the range of looks that have been showcased during New York Fashion Week. To help sort through the barrage of images flooding your feeds, we broke out the most important trends to give you a head start.
It seems that our love affair with 70's silhouettes continues, with shapes that reference the loose caftans and wide-legged pants of the disco era. But don't go rushing to your local vintage store to recreate this trend, for designers are adding bright splashes of color, belted waists and diaphanous fabrics to make these slouchy shapes feel ever so chic. Take your pick from high-waisted options at Tribune Standard to exaggerated sleeves at DVF.
Diane von Furstenberg
Diane von Furstenberg
Designers are surely hoping that recession showers bring moneyed flowers, as this new batch of sundry prints will give even the most miserly reason to stop pinching those pennies. Zac Posen let Naomi Campbell be his Persephone as the opener for his show in an abstracted floral motif, while Charlotte Ronson kept it more rock and roll with a tighter repeat and more dramatic styling.
Maybe it was the Facebook IPO, or maybe it is the fact that this NY Fashion Week people spent more time plugged into their Instagram than talking to those around them, but many designers embraced advances in digital printing to tell their tale. Tibi's recent pivot into a sleeker and more contemporary vibe lent itself well to this design element, and the uber-cool kids around town, Timo Weiland, showed that they don't follow trends, they set them.
Designers from all ranges of the price spectrum showed stripes on white grounds, taunting us to consider a life behind bars. From the wide awning stripes at Marc Jacobs to the straw thin versions at Alice and Olivia, these styles betray that nothing is days is on the straight and narrow.
Nadine joined IBTimes in July 2011 and is the editor of the Continuous News Desk, which covers trending news. She writes about retail, the fashion industry and pop culture...