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The Top 10 Spring Trends From New York Fashion Week

Sep 13 2013 - 4:15pm

The nonstop runways at New York Fashion Week leave little time to take it all in. Now that it's a wrap, we're doing exactly that — so consider this your field guide to the Spring 2014 trends.

Designers like Michael Kors [1], Derek Lam [2], Marc Jacobs [3], and more turned out a mix of sporty accents, white on white, and barely there cuts — and that's really just the beginning. Get a glimpse of the biggest trends to come out of NYFW right here, and see exactly what you'll be shopping come Spring.

— Additional reporting by Leah Melby

That '70s Girl

Designers embraced the feel of the decade with everything from printed caftans to a modern reinterpretation of vintage suiting. Day dresses were given sexier '70s necklines, pants were cut with higher waists, and blouses were finished with bow-tied collars, all adding up to some seriously retro-feeling styles.

From left: Diane von Furstenberg [4], Michael Kors [5], Jenny Packham

That '70s Girl

The Row

That '70s Girl

Sachin + Babi

That '70s Girl

Michael Kors

That '70s Girl

Jenny Packham

That '70s Girl

Rachel Zoe [6]

That '70s Girl

Diane von Furstenberg

That '70s Girl

Marc by Marc Jacobs

(Garden) Party Girl

With lovely floral prints and pretty cuts, you could picture any of these looks on the garden party girl. But it's not just the botanical prints; the feminine cuts could qualify any of these designs for a chic backyard gathering — and beyond.

From left: Christian Siriano, Tory Burch [7], Oscar de la Renta

(Garden) Party Girl

Rebecca Minkoff

(Garden) Party Girl

Nonoo

(Garden) Party Girl

Zac Posen

(Garden) Party Girl

Tracy Reese

(Garden) Party Girl

Tory Burch

(Garden) Party Girl

Christian Siriano

(Garden) Party Girl

Oscar de la Renta

(Garden) Party Girl

Honor

So Hippie

Designers couldn't get enough of the vintage vibe, this time a '60s feel that manifested in fringe, Birkenstocks, and easy, hippie-inspired silhouettes.

From left: Anna Sui [8], Donna Karan [9], Opening Ceremony

So Hippie

The Row

So Hippie

Anna Sui

So Hippie

Tibi [10]

So Hippie

Donna Karan

So Hippie

Anna Sui

So Hippie

Opening Ceremony

So Hippie

Marchesa [11]

Warming Up

The color wheel this season was decidedly one-sided. Collections were crafted in warm shades of poppy, deep fuchsia, and tangerine, giving cocktail dresses, jumpsuits, and even suiting a rich color story.

From left: Ralph Lauren [12], Nanette Lepore [13], Costello Tagliapietra

Warming Up

Prabal Gurung

Warming Up

Nanette Lepore

Warming Up

Ralph Lauren

Warming Up

Christian Siriano

Warming Up

Costello Tagliapietra

Warming Up

Tommy Hilfiger

Warming Up

Rebecca Minkoff

Warming Up

Richard Chai [14] Love

Warming Up

Suno [15]

Warming Up

Giulietta

Great White

White's a usual suspect on the Spring runways, but these head-to-toe looks were standouts. It was all about the tonal and textural play in these white-on-white runway moments — shades of crisp white, cream, and ecru adding up to a can't-miss head-to-toe mix.

From left: Rachel Zoe [16], Derek Lam [17], Rebecca Taylor

Great White

Derek Lam

Great White

Reed Krakoff

Great White

Rebecca Taylor

Great White

Calvin Klein

Great White

Alexander Wang

Great White

Rachel Zoe [18]

Great White

Thakoon [19]

Formal Hour

There are certain runways you can always count on for formal frocks, but the style seemed extrapopular on Spring 2014's set. Frothy and unapologetically feminine, every style was ready for a black-tie occasion (or worn in real life with gladiator sandals if you're a street style type).

From left: Michael Kors [20], Catherine Malandrino [21], Naeem Khan

Formal Hour

Delpozo

Formal Hour

Bibhu Mohapatra

Formal Hour

Oscar de la Renta

Formal Hour

Catherine Malandrino

Formal Hour

Michael Kors

Formal Hour

Naeem Khan

Sheer Evidence

Floaty, light, and perfect for Spring, sheer inserts, skirts, and sleeves were all over the runway. It can add a dose of sex appeal to an otherwise demure look or simply lend some lightness to the overall feel.

From left: Theyskens' Theory, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Sachin + Babi

Sheer Evidence

Marchesa [22]

Sheer Evidence

Clover Canyon

Sheer Evidence

Carolina Herrera [23]

Sheer Evidence

3.1 Phillip Lim

Sheer Evidence

Sachin + Babi

Sheer Evidence

Theyskens' Theory

Fancy Flashers

Turns out crop tops aren't going anywhere. Midsections were out on display this Fashion Week, exposing the entire stomach or a simple sliver. Plan on renewing your gym membership; trust us.

From left: Narciso Rodriguez [24], Diane von Furstenberg [25], Michael Kors

Fancy Flashers

ICB [26]

Fancy Flashers

Diane von Furstenberg

Fancy Flashers

Louise Goldin

Fancy Flashers

Michael Kors

Fancy Flashers

Narciso Rodriguez

Slouchy Style

The opposite of body-con, formfitting trousers and shorts, the slouchy silhouette is relaxed and, most importantly, comfortable looking. The pajama-like pant is still here and long; knee-length shorts with a built-in casual vibe were spotted frequently, too.

From left: Rachel Zoe [27], Jen Kao [28], Tibi [29]

Slouchy Style

Alice + Olivia

Slouchy Style

AllSaints [30]

Slouchy Style

Jen Kao

Slouchy Style

Proenza Schouler

Slouchy Style

Rachel Zoe [31]

Slouchy Style

Steven Alan

Slouchy Style

Tibi [32]

Good Sport

With many a sport, so are there multiple ways to engage in the runway's take on athleticism. From literal, jersey-like tops to sleeker bombers and mesh, you can be the team captain or someone a little less vital (who still looks good).

From left: Vera Wang [33], Marc by Marc Jacobs [34], Tess Giberson

Good Sport

Calla

Good Sport

Tommy Hilfiger

Good Sport

Sachin + Babi

Good Sport

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Good Sport

Tess Giberson

Good Sport

Vera Wang


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