Andra Naylor for Second City Style Magazine
Second City Style survived another Fashion Week in NYC – 63 shows
attended, 100 hours spent waiting in line and more than 75 reviews and
backstage interviews posted.
We soon realized that the mood for spring is upbeat: designers
showed looks that were bold, strong and bright, and distanced
themselves from the romantic presence that is too often associated with
the season. Designers were inspired by the outdoors – not
surprising, considering it's spring/summer – but there was a noticeable
nod to the beach, water, waves, sunset and daybreak. So what's in?
Which trends are out? Read on…the tide is changing!
On The Up And Up
– Strong, Embellished Shoulders: While previous
seasons ushered in the big shoulder in the form of sharp and tailored
or padded and massive, spring upholds it as the focal point of a look,
but this time with embroidery and sparkly embellishments. Behnaz Serafpour showed a very cool shirred dress with tassels on the shoulder, while Alexander Wang and Jill Stuart played with leather.
– Tri-Color Looks: I saw a lot of these not
only on the runway, but also in the audience. Favorite combinations
included mustard, gray, orange, citrine and navy. Take an opening look
from the Costello's Tagliapietra show – a draped dress in moss, violet-bronze and light purple or Rachel Roy's petal skirt, top and jacket in orchid, cadmium yellow and navy.
– Creative Prints: Print continues to be a mainstay, and this spring, some designers used their own photographs as the basis. Christian Siriano used an
aerial photograph of the Italian coastline and flipped, modified and
repeated to create a completely unique print, while the Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti collection played with fun butterfly, lip and eye motifs.
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