Spring 2013 Fashion And Trend Recap

on January 24 2013 5:17 PM

With New York Fashion Week just around the corner where designers will unveil what’s in for the fall 2013 season, may fashionistas may be wondering what trends are all the rage now.

Temperatures may not feel like it on the East Coast, but spring is just around the corner when it comes to the fashion cycle. The glossies have already started promoting their spring fashion previews in the February editions, so start shopping now if you want to be ahead of the curve. But what will emerge on the racks as winter coats and thermals are shelved?

After carefully examining all of the collections that debuted in September, a few not-so-spring-like trends will make their rounds this season, like the pantsuit, which was revived at Christian Dior, Stella McCartney and Saint Laurent.

Graphic checker and windowpane motifs, as seen at Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton and Pamella Roland, along with bold stripes from designers like Tommy Hilfiger and Michael Kors in mod-like fashion will replace the typical floral trend for spring.

But fret not floras, there will still be some flowers and ruffles, like at Carolina Herrera and Balenciaga, but exotic brocades and intricate beading as seen as Vera Wang, Prada, Diane von Furstenberg and Tory Burch will bring out the jetsetter in us all.

For those looking to explore in a different way, look no closer than your own skin with a bit of S&M sex appeal as seen at BCBG, Thakoon and Jason Wu and peek-a-boo sheers at Alexander McQueen and Dolce & Gabbana. This gang of outsiders, along with Rodarte and Alexander Wang, heavily relied on leather -- yes, leather! -- as spring’s go-to fabric, but there were still some featherweight chiffons and silks like at Prabal Gurung, Giorgio Armani and Tom Ford.

And if the season’s most popular palette of black and white a la Marc Jacobs, Celine and Jil Sander has you down, the antidote of electric color from head-to-toe like at DKNY, Michael Kors and Derek Lam is sure to perk your mood.

Sweet Suits

Dior by Raf Simons Dior by Raf Simons, Spring 2013  Reuters

Check Mate

Louis Vuitton Louis Vuitton, Spring 2013  Reuters

Jail Stripes

Marc Jacobs Spring 2013 show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York Marc Jacobs Spring 2013 show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York  Reuters

Riveting Ruffles

Givenchy Givenchy, Spring 2013  Reuters

Globetrotter Gals

Vera Wang Spring 2013 Vera Wang Spring 2013  Reuters

S&M Bourdoir

A model presents a creation from the BCBGMAXAZRIA Spring 2013 collection during New York Fashion Week on September 6, 2012. A model presents a creation from the BCBGMAXAZRIA Spring 2013 collection during New York Fashion Week on September 6, 2012.  Reuters

Showy Sheers

Akris Akris, Spring 2013  Reuters

Light Leather

Alexander Wang Alexander Wang, Spring 2013  Reuters

Featherweight Fabrics

Donna Karan Donna Karan, Spring 2013  Reuters

Black-And-White

Jil Sander Jil Sander, Spring 2013  Reuters

Electric Color

DKNY Spring 2013 at New York Fashion Week DKNY Spring 2013 at New York Fashion Week  Reuters

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