Monday, September 10, 2012

Fashion Week Runway Trends: Part I

By ManhattanMataHari

With Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week underway, there are several emerging trends for Spring/Summer 2013. The good news? You won’t need to store all the brightly colored clothing from this past season. Additionally, some key pieces may already be in your closet and just require updated accessories. Stay tuned for more trends straight from the runways.

Black & White
While colors are still strong for next spring, black and white are gaining popularity. New takes on the little black dress and white on white are red-hot as seen at Alexander Wang, Tracy Reese, Catherine Malandrino, Cushnie et Ochs, and Victoria Beckham. Black and white combined perfectly together at Chado Ralph Rucci, along with the vibrant yellow also seen at Charlotte Ronson. Orange ranging from muted sherbet to bright clementine shades popped up at Diane von Furstenberg, Tracy Reese, Rebecca Taylor, and Victoria Beckham. Keep an eye out for shades of blue throughout the rest of fashion week.


Bare Midriffs
Charlotte Ronson
For those of us not blessed with a model figure, unfortunately bra tops and bandeau styles that expose various areas of the midriff are back. Peter Som, Jason Wu, Mara Hoffman, Edun, Charlotte Ronson, Catherine Malandrino and others all had various incarnations of bra tops. Thankfully, most were paired with blazers and tasteful bottoms. Even ladylike line Jill Stuart showed some skin, which means we will have to hit up the gym throughout the winter to prep for next Spring.




Tweet of the Wild
Birds are all over Lincoln center. Thakoon, Altuzarra Et et. are all showing flights of fancy paired with floral prints. Most designers are using these designs in a more whimsical fashion rather than a more literal intrerpriatation. We are most positive that this trend will not end in New York and only gain more popularity as European designers show their collections.

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