Trends Alert: What Rocked At New York Fashion Week S/S 2015

London Fashion Week might have started already, but we still can’t get over New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015, which saw an eclectic mix of different trends and styles this year. Some of the more astounding collections included all-time favourites DVF, Zac Posen and Oscar de la Renta. This time around, a lot of designers turned to retro trends and added their own creativity to modernise the garments, from baby bell bottoms to fringes to gingham. We have rounded up a list of trends that were featured prominently on the runway.

White Galore
It seems white is the new black this spring. The colour that signifies purity was seen a lot as designers incorporated this palette into their collections. The classic was used in every form, from skirts to tops to dresses. The all-blanc ensembles of Donna Karan and Zac Posen really stood out.

nyfw 2014L-R: Falguni and Shane Peacock, Jill Stuart & Zac Posen

Flower Power
Spring signifies warm weather, birds chirping and blooming flowers. Even though the floral print has been around for some time now, this time the designers went bolder and louder with the pattern including textured designs. The floral print was prominently featured in the Michael Kors collection, with bright and large flowers adorning the outfits and making them pop.

nyfw 2014L-R: Michael Kors, Whitney Pozgay (whit) & Altuzarra

Stripes are a classic print and we don’t think they will ever go out of style. There are so many different patterns to choose from, horizontal or vertical, classics or colourful.

nyfw 2014L-R: Nanette Lepore, Cushnie Et Ochs & Tommy Hilfiger

Tasty Tassels
Tassels have made a comeback this year in a major way, and they have nothing to do with cowboys. Be prepared to see this trend off the runway, when springtime comes around. From tops with bottom fringes to skirts and elegant dresses made out of tassels, the swaying effect is here to stay.

new york fashion week 2014L-R: Creatures Of Comfort, Jad Godfrey & Proenza Schouler

Another retro print making a comeback is the gingham. DVF and Altuzarra heavily incorporated the checkered style into their collections. They also gave a distinct look to this pattern by adding colours like blue and red, making the outfits more feminine and polished. From high-slit dresses and skirts to peplum tops and sweaters, nothing was left unchecked.

nyfw 2014L-R: Kaelen, Altuzarra & DVF

Quirky Accessories
We all know that a look is not complete without the appropriate accessories. And the designers at New York Fashion Week embraced the concept of big-is-better with their arms and legs. There were a lot of quirky accessories mixed with serious designs that caught our attention like Donna Karan pairing her classic, tailored garments with Pharrell-inspired top hats, or Victoria Beckham ditching high heels for flower appliqué pointy leather flats. Tory Burch complemented her feminine collection with large earrings.

nyfw 2014L-R: Donna Karan, Tory Burch & Victoria Beckham

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