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5 Trends from #NYFW Fall 2014

Posted by Cecilia Walker on

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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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