By Heather Hawkes & Jordan Koziol
It’s that time of year again! New York Fashion Week — where trends are set, statements are made and attention is certainly captured. New York’s fashion week commenced on Thursday, Sept. 4, and will be followed by London, Milan and, finally, Paris in early October.
The main purpose of all the madness is for top designers to market their spring and summer lines to an audience of buyers and top fashion editors to gain shelf space and good press. Designers display their line creations for the season ahead, so pay close attention to the trends that will be appearing in spring 2015.
Sleek, Modern and Silk: Presenting an Arabian desert-inspired collection, Nicholas K is definitely on our top-list. The designer displayed draped necklines, loose trousers and shawls worn tied at the waist, looped across the shoulders or twisted hijab style around the head. The collection flaunted beautiful fabrics in black, army green, crisp white and powder blue.
Soft Silhouettes/Pastels: Tadashi Shoji unveiled soft, dream-like ensembles at his show, using lace and chiffon to bring a more feminine structure to each piece. The designer also incorporated high-collared necklines and modest skirt lengths to balance out the cropped-blouses and sheer midriffs. BCBG Max is another designer who graced the runway with beautiful, soft feminine frocks that seemed to float across the floor with every step.
1960s/1990s: Whitney Pozgay’s line introduced a band of fun, bold patterns across structured crop tops paired with A-line skirts, as well as V-neck pant suits that seem to create an era-mash up between the 1960s and 1990s. But Pozgay isn’t the only one sending us through a fashion time-warp. Desigual also brought back ’90s mini skirts and ’60s mod dresses splashed with loud patterns and bright colors that surged the runway with a gracious energy-boost.