September 18, 2006

s/s 2007 nyc: the emerging trends.


as the collections draw to a close in new york, some trends can already been seen on the runways and it will be interesting to see if we also see them in london, milan, and paris.

tiny dancer

draping, knotted skirts, belted leotards and leggings were huge for spring. there was also full ballerina skirts, intricate pleating, and jersey shapes. designers michael kors and doo.ri did a wonderful job translating the dancer look to the runway in the most real and wearable way.

the roaring twenties

the silhouettes of the 20s: dropped waists, looser pants and skirts, and hats were all over the runways. the master of this trend: marc jacobs, whose show was the epitome of 20s grunge.

loose dresses

everyone from carolina herrera to diane von furstenberg to calvin klein showed some variation on the looser knee length dress. some of my favorites were from philip lim, derek lam, and vera wang.

the continuation of layering

the layering trend started during the pre-fall collections has shown it has legs, moving into spring with an emphasis on lighter, looser pieces. designers paired fine knit t-shirts with ultralight cashmere and cardigans. vera wang and michael kors worked the layering trend to perfection.


always a spring favorite, this season eyelet was moved center stage, appearing on camisoles, dresses, gowns and pants. ralph lauren presented a beautiful wrap gown with a brooch closure and eyelet hem.

sparkle & shine

given the overly somber mood of fall, it was only logical that spring would feature some embellishment, but there was more than i thought was possible. huge hologram stones on headbands and bags at marc jacobs, mirrored necklines at matthew williamson, and metallic fabrics at j. mendel, ralph lauren and others.

will these trends pop over when the shows move to europe? we’ll see…