This is written by our founder, Shalanda, who is currently covering New York Fashion Week for fashionmingle.net
Day 3 was full of lots of shows for me to attend. I ended my evening at 10pm after the 9pm Venexiana show. What a day of exciting Fashion! Team M&MS (Mara, Maryna, and myself Shalanda) started early in the morning backstage at Ruffian for designer interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and a chat with the lead hair stylist Nick. In between shows Maryna and I hung out at the press lounge presented by Samsung galaxy to edit photos and generate this trend report for you from the Day 3 Spring 2014 Collections of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week! Enjoy!
COLOR – Day 3 introduced the first collection that focused on bright, neon colors and that was Mara Hoffman’s vibrant Spring 2014 collection. Son Jung Wan presented pop of neon using a vibrant yellow hue for some of their garments, but mostly they stay with the color white. Still the overall theme for Day 3 remains steady at pastels, white, & beige and surprisingly darker hues of blue, green, red, & purple that would typically be seen in Fall collections. Designers overall are really moving away from the bright, neon trend.
FABRIC – Sheers, Sheen, & Leather. It’s no secret that sheer fabrics are in, and they have been for awhile. The Lacoste brand added chiffon elements to their sporty looks, elevating them from gym chic, to street chic. Ruffian favored fabrics with sheen, and created jackets, dresses and suits in sateen materials. Leather was a popular choice in Jill Stuart’s collection.
GARMENT TRENDS – Crop tops, and peek-a-boo cut-outs were popular choices in the Charlotte Ronson & Jill Stuart collections. Charlotte also played around with menswear inspired embellishments in her garments using Peter Pan collars, and illusions of ties and suspenders.
PRINT – Florals, Stripes, and more emergence of plaid. Plaid was seen at Ruffian, & Charlotte Ronson.
FIT – Lots of ankle pants, A-line skirts, and longer shorts & dresses.
HAIR & MAKEUP – Big hair was featured on the Son Jung Wan runway, while Ruffian inspired by vintage French aristocrats presented the side wave on their models. However, braids returned in a big way via Mara Hoffman with her models donning the longest braids I’ve ever seen to compliment her collection