Just as we say goodbye to summer, we get to see just what it is the fashion industry will have us wearing next year. Starting with New York, some of the top designers have shown off beautiful flowing dresses, boho patterns and styles and throw backs to eras past.
Here we have picked or top 10 shows for wardrobe inspiration next spring…
Despite being a relative newcomer to New York Fashion week, it is easy to see why Prabal Gurung is popular with leading ladies including Michelle Obama, Kate Middleton and fashionista actress Sarah Jessica Parker. This collection was influenced by his homeland of Nepal, especially since the devastating earthquake. From Buddhist burnt oranges to holy yellows the soft flowing chiffons provide a delicate warmth that is ultimately flattering.
Diane von Furstenberg
It was Studio 54 meets boho with flowing fabrics, clashing patterns and shapes that belong in the fun-loving seventies. DVF also included her iconic wrap, now 40 years old, in this fun, flirty collection.
Pop star turned designer Victoria gets more relaxed with each collection. Flat shoes, soft tailoring and long lines replace towering heels and body hugging silhouettes – perhaps a reflection of the LA lifestyle that she is said to have embraced and loves. White with splashes of colour and plaids add to the spring freshness.
Riccardo Tisci reflected on 90s couture with his inaugural showing of Givenchy at NYFW. Lingerie style slip dresses and tops were prominent and his stunning crocodile dress, made by hand sewing leather pieces on tulle, was breathtaking.
The muted colours and relaxed simple shapes gave clean lines and soft tailoring to Tibi’s spring collection. The luxe fabrics and design create a timeless look that will take you from season to season.
American icon Dennis Basso always does glamour terribly well. This season’s show was inspired by women ‘South of the Border’ with bright colours and bold prints, intricate embroidery and lace and luxe fabrics.
Oscar de la Renta
Peter Copping chose rich jewel colours with ruby and emerald and mixed this with black lace slips to create a sumptuous collection. Reflecting the late Oscar de la Renta’s feminine aesthetic, the silhouettes gave a nod to the 50s.
There was a very retro feel to Tory’s spring collection. American late 60s early 70s housewife chic was reflected in the muted tunics and embroidered tops. Her evening dresses also stunned with gold foil embellishments and metallic brocade.
Ralph Lauren was at his preppy best with his nautical feel collection. The pieces were fresh, flattering and most of all very wearable. If you only follow one trend next season, this will provide effortless elegance at home as much in the city as at the seaside.
Pop art, clashing colours and 80s shapes were all part of the theme of Marc Jacobs patriotic collection. In shades of red, white and blue these were attention grabbing outfits and very fitting for the closing show of New York Fashion Week this season.