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NYFW SPRING 2014: The Trend Report

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NYFW ended about a week ago and with an endless line-up, it takes some time to review and identify the strongest trends and colors of the coming season. As always, there were lots of surprises, new styles, comebacks and more! I wanted to present to you no more than 10 trends but it was impossible to narrow them down (I ended up with 20). Best thing about it? There’s something for everyone and pastels for me, yay! Let’s start!

sweatsForget about your classic pullover, it’s all about sheer panels, textures, graphics and even sequins this Spring!

  1. 3.1 Phillip Lim
  2. Alexander Wang
  3. Prabal Gurung
  4. Reed Krakoff

powdery

Powdery is the new nude! Pale blue, pale peach and pastel gray will be everywhere next season!

  1. Jason Wu
  2. Marchesa
  3. Narciso Rodriguez
  4. Tocca

shorts

The short suit has been around for a while now. But this Spring, forget about the blazer combo it’s more like a twinset.

  1. Alice + Olivia
  2. J. Mendel
  3. J. Crew
  4. Michael Kors

festival

For all of you, Coachella junkies, this season you’ll have a lot of garments to choose from. Festival fashion has gone from a style to a trend.

  1. Anna Sui
  2. Naeem Khan
  3. Donna Karan
  4. Rebecca Minkoff

slit

Spring 2014 will not only be about leg flashing, is all about thigh flashing!

  1. Altuzarra
  2. Ralph Rucci
  3. Rodarte
  4. Thakoon

cropped

We need to keep on crunching like crazy because cropped tops will be the strongest trend of Spring 2014.

  1. Rag & Bone
  2. Peter Som
  3. Narciso Rodriguez
  4. Jill Stuart

90sNobody saw this one coming but the nineties are back (all new and improved, of course)!

  1. Alexander Wang
  2. Rag & Bone
  3. DKNY
  4. Rodarte

oarty hem

Pretty hems with tons of volume, ladylike and beautiful!

  1. Cynthia Rowley
  2. DKNY
  3. Victoria Beckham
  4. Oscar de la Renta

surferBring on the neoprene, the zippers and the tropical florals, surf’s up this Spring!

  1. Tommy Hilfiger
  2. J. Crew
  3. Cynthia Rowley
  4. Calla

white

White trousers will be next season what leather pants are this Fall, a must-have!

  1. Calvin Klein
  2. Helmut Lang
  3. J. Crew
  4. Helmut Lang

sequins

Shiny disco ball? Hell, yeah!

  • Jason Wu
  • TBD
  • TBD
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs

sheer

Sheer panels are always in trend, but when you add some texture, you definitely get the peek-a-boo effect!

  1. Oscar de la Renta
  2. J. Mendel
  3. Jill Stuart
  4. Oscar de la Renta

pastels

Two Springs ago pastels were the strongest trend of the season, this Spring, they are back!

  1. Rebecca Minkoff
  2. Philosophy
  3. Alexander Wang
  4. Prabal Gurung

slip

Lingerie has been around for ages, but for Spring 2014, the slip will be your best friend!

  1. Jason Wu
  2. Thakoon
  3. Jill Stuart
  4. Tocca

wallpaper

Flowers are always very resourceful for Spring but for the coming season, we are really embracing wallflowers!

  1. Honor
  2. Marc Jacobs
  3. Tory Burch
  4. Oscar de la Renta

blue

Last season, it was all about the greens. This coming season, it’s all about the blues!

  1. Ralph Lauren
  2. Honor
  3. Jenny Packham
  4. Sachin + Babi

preppy

Tennis jumpers, pleated skirts, mod dresses and polo shirts, preppy is back!

  1. Alexander Wang
  2. Karen Walker
  3. Ralph Lauren
  4. Ruffian

citrus

I’ve never been a fan of citric shades, but it looks like I’m gonna have to start  liking them.

  1. Oscar de la Renta
  2. Costello Tagliapietra
  3. Ralph Lauren
  4. Lela Rose

golden

We all love gold and shiny clothes, so did the designers when thinking about next Spring!

  1. Altuzarra
  2. Creatures of the Wind
  3. Josie Natori
  4. Kate Spade

bikerBikers with nice and romantic dresses? Never say never until you give it a try!

  1. Jason Wu
  2. Ruffian
  3. Ralph Lauren
  4. Robert Rodriguez

What’s your favorite NYFW trend? I’m all about the slip, the powdery shades and of course, the pastels!

Sweet kisses…

llustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: style.com

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site

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NYFW COVERAGE: It’s a wrap!

Good Morning, my sweet readers! I’m enjoying the last days in Mexico City, with my family and friends. Even though it is always hard to say goodbye, getting back to Milano just in time for FashionWeek is really exciting. Since this weekend we celebrated the Mexican Independence, between all the party and the Tequila, I fell a little behind with my reviews (blame it on the shots). Anyway, the last five from NYC are here, written and ready for you. Keep on reading, baby!

ANNA SUI SPRING 2013

Ever since I was a 13 year old, I’ve been a fan of Anna Sui. Her perfumes were a regular on my beauty table. Each season, even though she never seems to steal the spotlight, she manages to deliver beautiful, interesting and delightful collections. The thing about this designer, she puts special attention to details. Each look, each piece, each accessory, has that certain uniqueness and that Anna Sui signature style. She doesn’t seem to follow a certain line of inspiration (each ensemble is very different from the rest), but when you put everything together, there is that sense of collection. For her Spring 2013, Anna Sui was all about rocker with a French twist. With models the size of Karlie Kloss and Lindsey Wixson, the runway was painted with micro-florals (the kind we really, really love). The girls sported fishnet tights (cropped, of course) with flared dresses and cropped jackets, lace underneath plaid (the punk touch), textures on textures and rips all over amost everything else. The funky ingredient? Candy-colored hair!

PROENZA SCHOULER SPRING 2013

When it comes to Proenza Schouler, forget about Ralph Lauren, forget about Calvin Klein and as much as it hurts to say it, forget about Marc Jacobs. This is the star of NYFW and it’s not something that’s earned easily (Jack and Lazaro have worked their pretty asses off, season after season). Thier Fall 2012 show was a beautiful display of fashionable perfection (the peacocks and the skirts were pure poetry) and a show that was gonna be hard to top. By just looking at a couple of runway shots, we can safely say that they managed to pull it off. By entering the world of the digital print, they just proved they can do it all and kill it all (in a good way). Knee-length was the only length, print patchwork their strongest element and as always, flawless tailoring their weapon of choice.

Boxy jackets, leather garments, perforated skirts, and colored snakeskin (move over, blue eel, python’s in the house) accompanied Proenza Schouler’s cheery print collage. As for the accessories (a matter that has to be addressed, we are talking about the boys that gave womankind the gift of the PS1), gladiator-like shoes (big, big ass, ginormous trend for next season), cut-out sandals, embellished ones and of course, printed bags. We just can’t get enough of Lazaro, Jack and their unique creativity and style.

CALVIN KLEIN SPRING 2013

She’s sexy and she knows it! That’s the Spring 2013 woman for designer Francisco Costa. But we are not talking sexy in a Victoria’s Secret-pouting-brazilian-bombshell kind of way, we are talking sexy in a demure, sophisticated and classy one. This Calvin Klein collection was all about sheer, shapes, panels, inserts and a very neutral color palette. As minimal as one can get (duh, after all, it’s Calvin Klein), Costa sent and array of mid-length skirts and cocktail dresses down de runway. With some cut-outs and plunging necklines here and there, the collection oozed classy sex, yeah, as strange as that may sound, that’s what came to mind. It was definitely a great way to bid farewell to NYFW, great indeed.

RALPH LAUREN SPRING 2013

About the sarape thing on Ralph Lauren’s show, we are not even going to go there. Ralph Lauren has always given us themed catwalks, Gatsby for Spring 2012 and Dapper boys for Fall 2012. This time, the designer was all about the Latin  vibe (a little over-the-top, if you ask me). Maybe it’s just me, but there’s more to us than the Mexican blanket cliché, or the Spanish matador jacket (when Moschino did it, I loved it, this time, not so much). It’s like when it comes to music and someone asks: “So you are latin? I love the Gypsy Kings”. I don’t think that Bamboleo is the only definition for our music. Anyway, enough with the bashing and on to the positive: the evening wear.

Ralph Lauren is definitely getting stronger and stronger in this department. Last season, he killed it with the silk and the feathers, this season even more so! Wanna bet that little white number with the red rose makes it on to red carpet? I’m pretty sure it will. Satin, column dresses, liquid gowns and a few embellished numbers were part of Ralph’s evening display. A beginning I’d like to forger, but a closing that’s worth remebering.

REED KRAKOFF SPRING 2013

Oh man, Reed Krakoff just keeps on getting better and better by the season. Each piece from each and every single one of the ensembles looked like it really belonged. The chunks of color (neutral colors) worked perfectly with each other and with the tailoring. There was sheer where sheer was needed, there where panels where panels where needed and pink-colored python (my dream finally came true). The vibe? Triple S: sexy, sophisitcated and sporty. The most important element of the show: sweatshirts (big trend this Fall and even bigger for next Spring). As for the accessories, I’m gonna be opening soon the “Help this poor soul buy her pair of Reed Krakoff, two-tone, strappy sandals” fund (just in case you want to donate to this humble cause).

LOOK OF THE DAY

When it comes to color combnations, I always love twisting and turning until it feels right. For today’s look, I wanted some drama and colors like Oxblood and Bottle Green are just that. To soften the look, a threw in a little blush (that Zara blazer, the one that popped more than once on those NYFW street style snapshots, is just a dreamboat) and to spice things up, a little leopard print never hurts, right? This will be the last days of shorts and bare pins, before Fall and tights fall upon us. Let’s make the most of it, shall we?

For all the details on today’s look, go to FASHIOLISTA

That’s a wrap for NYC (I just realized I totally forgot Rodarte, but I’m too lazy to review the Mulleavys now)! Moving on to London and all it’s excentric fabulousness!

Have a great week, sweet kisses…

llustration: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: style.com, Sam Edleman, Net-a-porter, Topshop, ASOS, Essie
 

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site

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NYFW Coverage: PS’s Autumn, Jill Stuart’s Sorbet Selection

Yes, I photoshopped my fabulous self wearing Miu Miu,  sitting behind Anna Wintour
(Photo: Getty Images)

FWNY ended yesterday, London kicked-off today! I love September, and I love that I live in one of fashion’s four capitals. Milan is already packed with models, you recognize those amazons by their height but also by that photo book and map they are always carrying. And while my italian city is getting ready to recieve a horde of fashion-hungry, stylish people, New York is picking up the pieces of what was another fabulous Fashion Week. Here for you today, four more shows!

PROENZA SCHOULER S/S 2012

Is Autumn the new Spring? Apparently for Lázaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough it is! Proenza Schouler presented a collection in which short suits, A-line skirts and platform shoes were everywhere. Known for ther craftiness and innovative skills, the fashionable duo worked with eel skin for some of their garments, like thas stunning black & white dress you can see above or the shiny and colorful skirts like the blue one below.

The designers also threw into the mix a variety of colorful, floral prints, one of the strongest trends of the season so far. Outstanding collection once again from Proenza Schouler, they gave us nostalgia, they gave us edginess, they took us back to the 1950’s. But most importantly, by setting the mood with those colors and vibe, they reminded us that the world is not a happy place these days and that things are not looking good.

ANNA SUI S/S 2012

From PS’s 50’s vibe to Anna Sui’s 1940’s magical collection! In 55 looks she gave us so much versatility, a great range of materials, it was a burst of different styles! Retro but with a modern twist, the collection was fun, flirty and playful. With Karen Elson as her show opener, it was an immediate hit (if someone can rock the retro look, is Karen Elson). Anna took us from vibrant purples and reds to florals and ruffles to black mixed up with red. She also had a little 70’s vibe going on.

She gave us romance with beautiful lace and soft prints in neutrals. Model royalty including the coveted star, Karlie Kloss and Jessica Stam were styled with red lips and turbants, retro curls and waves to complete the look.  She ended the show with perfectly executed, black and lacy looks, a perfect finale for an overall perfect show.

JILL STUART S/S 2012

Another collection (Preen did it first, now Jill Stuart) that hit me right where my soft spot is, pastel mayhem from Jill Stuart! A color palette that looked like mix of candy and sorbet, a beautiful palm tree print to compliment the looks. Soft  and sheer fabrics paired up with tailored garments. Fresh, sweet and girly, that’s how I describe Stuart’s display on the runway.

A-line skirts (major trend alert!), candy colored, smart shorts, THE PEPLUM (j’adore!), dresses dropping from the waist, sheer madness, all this paired up with patent platform pumps or metallic ones. A collection so sweet and sugary, I don’t mind if it gives me cavities, I just want to wear it all!

PHILOSOPHY by Alberta Ferretti S/S 2012

The one thing about the italian designer is that she always stays true to herself, to her style, her colors, her vibe. This collection was no different from what we usually get from her. Hey, there’s a reason she called her second line Philosophy. With soft hues such as mint and blush, sheer fabrics and floral, romantic prints, Philosophy took us back to de 1920’s. Soft dresses with movement that looked light as feathers, some paired up with tailored jackets, one with a goregous sweater. Others beaded and embellished to perfection. All so Old Scool, all so “Great Gatsby.

NYFW LOOK OF THE DAY

This is the last one of FWNY’s series of looks, my mind is already in London. So I saved the best for last, my favorite look! And in a very sorbet fashion and because the Autumn sun still allows it, I chose this Miu Miu mango, structured top made out of silk. I paired it up with a lace skirt from TOPSHOP in raspberry. And since the top has a little built-in peplum (very in this season and the next!), it allows the skirt to fit perfectly underneath. To add more details, right where the peplum starts, I put on a leather, blush, skinny belt  with a fish buckle on it. The shoes had to be mint colored, I already knew that before trying to find a pair that went well with the ensemble. Platform pumps, pure perfection!

For accessories, Fendi’s leather Peek-a-Boo in blush, this bag is just my dreamboat! To keep on adding more colorful details, this Alexander McQueen sparkly bracelet (it’s on sale on the-outnet) made out from pink crystals and the coveted YSL Arty ring in mint. Perfect combo! For beauty, a cute, side ponytail and pink lipstick to add more cuteness, YSL’s Rouge Volupte in Rose Paris is a great choice.

There you go! There’s still one more post on FWNY coming up later this week! Ready for our London posts?

Remeber you can get more details about the outfit at my FWNY list at Fashiolista.com, just CLICK HERE!

Hoping you have a great weekend, sweet kisses…

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