NYFW sets the trends. What to expect in fashion coming up
Fashion forward is not just a concept but during Fashion Week it’s a commentary on how we’re looking at Spring attire while still wearing our fall clothes. It keeps us on our toes. (Perhaps that’s why we wear such high heels? To keep us on our toes?) Here were the top three trends that we saw:
Go with the Flow : Speaking of being on one’s toes, Sachin & Babi’s Spring collection was inspired by ballerinas. The concept was a balance of flow and strength.
(Yet, ironically, the models wore one earring instead of two. I’m not sure I understood that choice.) There was lace, ruffles and silk organza and ballet shoes on all the models (some actual ballet dancers.) I didn’t love the pink ruffles but that’s just me.
I gravitated to the black and white lace gowns with floral embroidery.
Other designers Michael Costello, Con Ilio as well as Monique Lhuillier also embraced the power of the flow with beautiful pieces that seem to float across the runway.
Noon by Noor also showed flowy and feminine making it a definite trend this Spring:
Taking the plunge: Plunging necklines, that is. Show us your sternum seemed to be the motto at an number of shows. Forget push-up decollete, this was about showing the flat area from neck to (almost) bellybutton. We did see this bare area balanced by a lot of fabric on the rest of the garments. Modern, with a touch of 70s disco flare. Here’s some pieces from the Misha Collection:
Irina Shabayeva also showed a number of ballgowns with this alternative to the traditional sweet-heart neckline whereas this more casual pantsuit was seen at Pamella Roland, but echoed the plunging v-neck look:
See through styles: Sheer is not going away. Noon by Noor showed sheer with polka dots which added a playful and youthful edge to the fabric that can often seem risque:
Pamella Roland’s sheer inspiration was more of a loosely woven, modern style:
Tadashi Shoji also showed phenomenal sheer pieces,
and Misha Collection wowed with this skin-baring, yet high-necked, long-sleeved creation
If you want to hit the trend trifecta, perhaps find yourself a sheer, flowy outfit with a plunging neckline. Probably best not to wear it at the office though.