The strongest trends for spring from ball gowns to floral suits took shape on New York Fashion Week’s runways
This season, designers use mesh to express their ongoing interest in athleticism. The perforated fabric forms skirts, dresses, jackets, and even accessories, like oversized day clutches and sporty heels.
Rag & Bone
The Princess Diaries
Floor-length skirts in silk taffeta, tulle, and organza are paired with everything from boxy lace to spandex tube tops to address everyone’s inner princess—even those who favor biker boots.
Oscar de la Renta
Though most designers favor ultraviolet colors for spring, there is a strong counter from the pastel contingent. Baby-pink, blue, and light yellow sequins, silk, and cotton are at their best when mixed together.
3.1 Phillip Lim
Vibrant florals, Navajo graphics, and apocalyptic prints are twisted, flipped, and faded through high-tech printing methods to give feminine dresses a fresh edge.
The simple, functional lines used by designers like Narciso Rodriguez and Cynthia Rowley evoke the rational theory of architecture championed by the Bauhaus school in the early twentieth century.
For spring, designers favor head-to-toe florals on slim-cut suits. The flowery prints descend from tailored blazers to skinny pants—or very short shorts—for surprisingly cool summer suits (and easy-to-mix separates).
For spring, designers use peplums to add structure to dresses or a feminine touch to suits. Whether printed, cinched, lace, or hung low on the hips, a slight pouf at the waist will be spring’s must-have accessory.
For The Birds
Fashion has abandoned cats for a season and crowned the bird print king. Marc Jacobs uses a colorful, abstract print, while Carolina Herrera chooses more literal avian illustrations—and there are dozens of other interpretations offered in between.
Marc by Marc Jacobs
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