White on white on white... Nothing shouts Spring/Summer louder than clean, fresh and crisp white. It can be leather, PVC, sheer, silk, contrasting layers, loose, fitted, structured, flowing - as long as it is white. Both Jason Wu and Helmut Lang's collections did it for me. The casual and care-free slouchiness of their pieces are the epitome of Spring. Victoria Beckham continues to channel the preppy prefect/tennis player into her collection whilst Wang manages to design pieces which look so white and shiny that they could've been made from a batch of Marshmallow Fluff (And that is not an insult).
Another trend which was undeniable on the NYFW SS14 catwalk is Monochrome. I am always on the fence when it comes to black and white print, we saw a lot of it last SS in the form of horizontal/vertical stripes and checks (think back to Louis Vuitton). However, this season the prints are more refined without losing the strong geometrical patterns that graced the catwalk last season. Proenza Schouler really impressed me with their noisy prints yet elegant cuts.
Last summer we saw the 'Holographic' trend with the likes of Jonathan Saunders and Burberry. We saw the shiniest of shiniest and I have to admit that even Proenza Schouler's holographic PS11 got me excited. This season we saw shiny, but more muted and easy on the eye. Marc by Marc Jacobs demonstrated this trend through metallic leather whilst Thakoon and Misha Nonoo's designs were softer with a pearl-like shimmer. My favourite pieces from this trend have to be 3.1 Phillip Lim with his almost rusty, metallic, distressed leather sleeveless biker jacket and buttoned shirt.
There are a lot more inspiring pieces I saw on NYFW SS14 catwalk but I would be here all week writing about them. Who was your favourite designer or trend from NYFW?
This post was submitted for IFB Project #112: NYFW Favourites