New York’s Finest: Top NYFW Spring 2014 Trends

New York has served up spring’s offerings, and they are pretty. Totally wearable and entirely covetable, here are a few of my favourite trends.

METALLIC
Ralph Rucci’s shimmering and sequined white floor length dress fluidly glinted down the runway, winking at the metallic trend, while full-on bronze was presented in the form of shiny pailettes on a mini dress.  Over at Altuzurra, super shiny silver and gold dresses and separates were draped beautifully, making the trend tangible with the ability to mix in mattes. Sparkly, silver-clad stunners appeared on the Jason Wu runway sporting tank tops, skirts and dresses in sequined silvery elegance, and at Thakoon, silver was also the choice metallic to inject some shine into slacks and a dress or two.

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Altuzarra S/S 2014

 

PLEATS
Twice-trendy Proenza Schouler’s spring collection featured pleated skirts striped with gold and silver streaks, doubling their lust-appeal. Both sporty and sweet pleats made the cut for Alexander Wang’s collection, which had models baring miles of leg in micro-mini pastel hued pleated numbers as well as simply splendid day dresses with pleated skirts.  White, above the knee pleats with unfinished hems were topped with sheer-paneled, boxy t’s at Calvin Klein, looking both romantic and modern at the same time.

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Proenza Schouler S/S 2014

 

ONE OF THE BOYS
Streetwear and style blog favorite 3.1 Phillip Lim presented yet another covetable collection that had laid-back, extremely wearable pieces that were slightly menswear inspired; to-the-knee cuffed shorts, jackets and t’s were made special with texture and fabric. The forever ladylike and impossibly chic Victoria Beckham mixed in a few masculine pieces to her collection this season as well; sleeveless, oversize blazers topped Bermuda shorts, and the designer herself even looked the part when taking a bow in loose black slacks and a crisp white shirt.

Victoria Beckham S/S 2014

Victoria Beckham S/S 2014

BLACK AND WHITE
Graphic gowns done strictly in black and white looked elegant and modern at Carolina Herrera, with designs ranging from simplistic blocks to dip-dyed looks to sweeping stripes. Delicate black and white sheers were blocked symmetrically on a diagonal and bloomed lacy roses on dresses and skirts at Zimmermann, who also presented pieces that dripped black into white and oozed style.  Easy to love staples like black slacks looked au currant at BCBG Max Azria when paired with tailored, sophisticated, crisp white tops; separates and gowns alike were also heavy on the no-colour palette.

Carolina Herrera S/S 2014

Carolina Herrera S/S 2014

CROP
Sporty and sexy, Rag & Bone’s spring 2014 collection featured crop tops in bubblegum pink and black leather. Practically the entire Rodarte collection flashed abs – embroidered scorpions slithered across dresses that had a sheer panel around the middle, ruffled, plunging V crop tops were va va voom sexy, and metallic, fringed bra tops exposed miles of middle as well. Similarly, Lacoste presented the crop trend with a sheer-paneled dress too, and incorporated the trend into a matching skirt and top set in beige with a rust trim.

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