New York Fashion Week: 7 standout trends we spotted on the Spring 2015 runways

nyfw spring 2015 trends
Photography by Peter Stigter
nyfw spring 2015 trends
Photography by Peter Stigter

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We’ve skipped across the pond for London Fashion Week, but before we say goodbye to New York, here’s a recap of the week’s seven hottest trends, spotted on the Spring 2015 runways:

1. Sport – Alexander Wang led the way with his sneaker-inspired collection, which included tiny white dresses with green details (a clever nod to Adidas’ Stan Smith trainers), neon perforated mini dresses and (team) spirited bags.

2. Brights –From sunny yellow at Diane von Furstenberg and Ralph Lauren to cherry red at Zac Posen and Donna Karan, the NYFW runways were awash with highly saturated hues.

3. Military – Marc Jacobs, Victoria Beckham and Rag & Bone referenced Army uniforms with their salute-worthy mix of utility shirts, flight suits, camo prints and cool cargo pocketed pieces.

4. Fringe – Reed Krakoff and Tory Burch gave this trend an arts and crafts spin, while Proenza Schouler’s cobalt gown got a curtain call with its long, loose strings.

5. Gingham – Picnic-ready, posh and perfectly on-trend, designers like Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, DVF and Altuzarra showed a variety of these cheery check prints throughout their collections.

6. Tunics – One of the most multi-functional must-haves for spring, the tunic popped up throughout the week–3.1 Phillip Lim had a chic robe-tied version and at The Row they were long and lean with extreme side slits. Wear this trend as a top or a dress–both get the green light next season.

7. Collarless toppers – Just because we’re talking spring doesn’t mean you need to shed your layers. Outerwear is still on the menu, but in a cool-girl way. From the minimalist styles at Calvin Klein (clean lines, clean palette) to the statement-makers at Proenza Schouler (colourful python-prints) round neck toppers ran circles around the other coats on the scene.