Spring Trends + NYFW Fall 2014!

Christina Yi Spring 2014

Christina Yi Spring 2014

With the start of February comes the spring retail calendar (six more weeks until spring, if the groundhog is to be believed) and the first fall collections of the year at NYFW. I don’t know about you, but I look forward to the fall season. I love fall fashion. It always seems more creative to me. It’s also nice to have something to look forward to in February, which is typically New York’s worst month of the year when it comes to the weather. Some designers have already shown their collections, but my first show isn’t until tomorrow morning. Follow along on Instagram for my most recent updates!

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Fashionistas Just Wanna Have Fun! Desigual SS 2014

desigual spring 2014 geometric print dress

photos: WWD

Fashion, intentionally or not, can evoke a feeling when you wear or see it. A good designer or design team understands that and plays to that feeling be it sexy, pretty, professional, relaxed or in the case of Spanish brand, Desigual, FUN!

Born in Ibiza and based in Barcelona, Desigual has built a brand known as much for its innovative prints and bright colors as it is known for its philosophy of positivity and fun.  Each season, the design team creates a massive collection (sometimes over 1000 pieces when you include clothing and accessories) based on a specific theme.  For Spring/Summer 2014, the theme was La Vida es Chula (Life is Cool). …

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Catherine Malandrino Spring 2014 | Fashion Week

Models smile at each other at Catherine Malandrino Spring 2014 looks in pink and blue at New York Fashion Week

Catherine Malandrino is a designer whose work I always look forward to seeing season after season. She makes clothing that women want to wear and can easily wear, which is more difficult than you might think. Too often, I believe we take ourselves too seriously in this industry. There’s fierce competition for who can have the freshest, most astounding look– and while we may greatly admire its beauty, at the same time we think to ourselves that it could never really fit into our lifestyles. It could never really be for us. For most of us, there’s little room in our lives for completely frivolous pieces. I think we seek clothing that is both beautiful and wearable, which is something that Catherine Malandrino always does with great confidence and a touch of romance.

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Katya Leonovich Spring 2014 NYFW

model walks the runway at katya leonovich spring 2014

Katya Leonovich Spring 2014 continued the trend of neutral patterns, loose silhouettes and interesting cutouts. There was a definite evolution of pattern and shape from the Fall 2013 show. Katya Leonovich does chiffon in a way that’s very interesting and somewhat edgy rather than sweet. I’m hoping the style will continue to be one of her signatures in collections to come.

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Marc Jacobs Spring 2014 Runway | Dark Beauty

marc jacobs spring 2014 model walks the runway in a burgundy and black dress

In contrast to everything else I’ve seen for spring, Marc Jacobs created a bold, dark collection. Typically we tend to see darker reds, greens and blues for fall, though after a week filled with pastels and nudes I found the color refreshing. But don’t fret if you’re on board with Spring 2014 trends: volume, exposed midriffs, fringe and print had a strong showing in this collection.

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Art Meets Fashion– Yuna Yang Spring 2014 | NYFW

a model in a vintage inspired outfit with wide leg pants walks for yuna yang ss 2014. photo by charles roussel

An artist draws inspiration from things in their environment—things they see, taste, feel or just plain like. A fashion designer, with each garment a work of art, draws inspiration in similar ways that a traditional artist does. Over the past century or so many designers have drawn their influence from the art world including Elsa Schiaparelli (influenced by Salvador Dali), Yves Saint Laurent (influenced by Piet Mondrian), and Louis Vuitton (who collaborated with Takashi Murakami in 2002). Now added to this illustrious list is, New York-based designer, Yuna Yang (www.yunayang.com). …

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Details | Son Jung Wan Spring 2014 | NYFW

neutral spring 2014 trend at son jung wan on the runway



Neutrals appear to be a leading trend for S/S 2014, whether black and white or the softer beige and cream that’s being shown. Skin is in– cutouts and crop tops continue to be popular and leather is gaining momentum as well.

Expect shimmery fabrics and sheer chiffon to have a major moment. Son Jung Wan used a number of fabrics with shimmer or high sheen, and a few looks also featured gold or rose gold sequins. Additionally, pants and jumpsuits are in, especially for cocktail and eveningwear. …

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Ai | New York Fashion Week Snippet

ai art institute new york runway

Quick trend report as we head into NYFW day three– it’s safe to start looking for:

  • leather, especially in pale colors
  • neutrals, especially nude
  • geometric patterns, especially neutrals
  • crop tops
  • culottes
  • pencil skirts, especially the midi length
  • metallics
  • texture.

I might be wrong, but I think emerald and blue are going to be phasing out for spring. They’ll still be popular colors, but even Desigual showed a collection filled with black and white print.

More spring fashion to come!

Brandon Sun F/W 2013 | New York Fashion Week

A very downtown, undone city-chic collection from Brandon Sun. Very specific, but very cool. Brandon Sun used to be Design Director for Oscar de la Renta furs, so that fabric that looks like velvet? It’s actually mink. So interesting. Such a high-end material done in a bit of an insouciant way.

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