Trend Report: New York Fashion Week Recap

It’s the final day of New York Fashion Week and we’re sad to see it go!  And even though summer just ended, the new collections have us excited to start dressing for spring again.  Check out 10 trends that are sure to dominate the spring season.

Florals were everywhere this season, gracing runways from J. Crew to J. Mendel.  Bolder than before, all-over prints and mixed floral patterns are going to be huge for spring.

The midriff made its first appearance this summer and isn’t going anywhere fast.  Belly bearing is here to stay, as seen in collections from Marc by Marc Jacobs to this season’s surprisingly edgy Jason Wu.  

Orange you glad you stocked up on Tangerine Tango, summer’s official Pantone?  Well, you should be!  Because orange has staked its claim as one of the top colors for spring 2013, spotted on runways from DVF to Rag & Bone to Nanette Lepore.

Green was another big color this season, making appearances on runways from DVF to J. Crew to Nanette Lepore.  On its own or paired with prints, green will be one to watch this spring!

Is the reign of the skinny pant coming to a close?  High-waisted, loose-fitting pants were a runway staple this season, seen in Marc by Marc Jacobs, Helmut Lang, and DVF, especially in bright colors.

Patterns and prints were exploding across the runway in almost every collection. From the vibrant prints in the J. Mendel collection to the 50’s style pieces in the Alice + Olivia collection, this is a trend that is here to stay!

Stripes were present all over the runway this week, popping up in collections from Marc by Marc Jacobs, to Nanette Lepore and J. Crew. The Marc Jacobs collection was almost entirely stripes! Talk about a dominating trend! 

If it ain’t brocade, don’t fix it!  Brocade is making a comeback, kicking up the luxe level of collections like Ralph Lauren, Helmut Lang, and even J. Crew.  

The harness neckline continues to dominate collections like Herve Leger, Prabal Gurung, and Helmut Lang.

Finally, it’s all about the drop waist for spring, spotted at Alice + Olivia, Helmut Lang, J. Mendel, and Nanette Lepore.

Which trend are you most excited about for spring?  Tell us in the comments!

images via Style.com


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