5 Trends from #NYFW Fall 2014


If one picture could sum up the strongest trends at New York Fashion Week’s Fall 2014 Ready-to-Wear runway shows, it would be this one from 10 Crosby Derek Lam.

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photo: 10 Crosby Derek Lam

1.  KNITS.  Head-to-toe-knits replace 2013 Fall/Winter leather staple pieces — from oversized sweaters to full-length knit dresses, knit leggings and pants.

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Elizabeth & James | Michael Kors – photos (2, 4 & 5) by Kim Weston Arnold | Marc Jacobs – photo by Gianni Pucci (middle)

2.  PINK.  While there was a smattering of typical Fall jeweled tones, there is a predominant shift to a Spring-like pastel color palette.  Pink is the “it” color — ranging from pastel pink and fuchsia, to hues of 2014 Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid, and then deepening to oxblood and true red.

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Marc Jacobs – photo by Gianni Pucci | 3.1 Phillip Lim – photo by Yannis Vlamos | J.Crew | Ralph Lauren – photo by Marcus Tondo | Diane von Furstenberg – photos (5 &6) by Yannis Vlamos | Helmut Lang – photo by Yannis Vlamos

3.  FUN FURS.  Fur is everywhere, but with a twist:  patterned fur, dyed fur, Mongolian fur…and so on.

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Diane von Furstenberg – photo by Yannis Vlamos | Milly – photo by Kim Weston Arnold | J.Crew | Ralph Lauren – photo by Marcus Tondo | J. Mendel – photo by Monica Feudi

4.  EMBELLISHMENT.  Adornment is a big trend with ruffles, feathers, and metallics continuing — or just the opposite — sans appliques — with lots of sheer tops (Marc Jacobs), and tulle skirts.  In form and structure, runways showed off simpler silhouettes, wider legs, angled skirts, in billowy fabrics that drape and flow.

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Vera Wang – photos (1 & 4) by Marcus Tondo | Milly – photos ( 2 & 6) by Kim Weston Arnold | Calvin Klein Collection – photo by Gianni Pucci | Tory Burch – photo by Marcus Tondo

 5.  MAKING A STATEMENT.  Lastly, for those who steer with the fashion-forward pack, statement clothing including word-y sweaters, bold graphic patterns, and clothing as wearable art (a trend we’ve already seen) continues forward.  Fear nothing and wear your thoughts — let them know you’re fierce and ambitious!

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Clover Canyon – photos (1 & 5) | Vera Wang – photo by Marcus Tondo | Marc by Marc Jacobs – photo by Marcus Tondo | Karen Walker – photo by Marcus Tondo

The collection that wowed me from start to finish?  Hands down –  Calvin Klein.  And Vera Wang…man, that woman is pure genius.  Check out the runway photos here and here.

all photos via style.com


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