We are approaching the end of New York Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2015, and it’s a wild card where emerging trends erode quickly and new fashion cues seem to come to the forefront right behind them.
It seems that prints have substantially lost their supremacy from seasons past. Still, when prints make an appearance, the current formality guides the design. Oddly enough, florals are back and appear sharp as opposed to sugar sweet. We like this new spin. We are also witnessing some bold geometric patterns referencing the 1970’s.
Formality is not reserved for eveningwear alone; as it turns out, daywear creations are also adopting this trend, but are doing so with equal decorum and humor. From retro spring styles to more utilitarian takes on classics, there are many show-stoppers in the spring-summer 2015 fashion collections.
Longer fluid forms are bringing a deceptively European flair to the collections this season. From evening gowns in layers of soft textiles to pajma-like pantsuits, these charming and chic innovations are likely to generate more looks next season.
Paired with looks from short hems to long pants ensembles, white shirts – and creative hybrids – are adding a sharp twist to a myriad of looks and defying the classic workplace use. With the current fad for indigo, the white dress shirt becomes a natural ally and designers are giving it an interesting revamp. You can never go wrong with a crisp white shirt… so why not have fun with it?
Jackets of every kind are present in almost all the collections we’ve seen. Think reworked leather biker or satin evening tuxedo, denim classic or high-tech fabric versions. These jackets are paired with every garment type from day to evening. Out of all these jacket styles, cropped versions are the most interesting and might actually become the editorial favorite.
Of course, we’ve also seen some extraordinary plays on garment construction meant to grab the attention of editors. These directional looks range from reading sexy to super-edgy and play with styling, even fusing different garment types together. This creative exploration is welcome and offers a platform to launch more civilian versions.
We’ll find out by week’s end what will define New York for Spring – Summer 2015….