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.
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.
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.
3. FUN FURS. Fur is everywhere, but with a twist: patterned fur, dyed fur, Mongolian fur…and so on.
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.
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!
all photos via style.com