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TOP 10 TRENDS FROM SPRING 2014 FASHION WEEK

Spring Trend

Fashion’s most fashionable month has come to an end but on an emotional note – Marc Jacobs quit Louis Vuitton after 16 years of service. It was one of the finest collections from Jacobs and so goes for his contemporaries. The Spring runways was rife with billowy fabrics and earthy shades. From never-fading floral prints and monochrome to metallic-candy wrapper texture, the runway throughout New York to Paris has lots to offer for spring. Here is a list of top 10 trends from the month long fashion shows – New York, London, Milan and Paris.

(1) Color Me Neutral:

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L-R:Bottega Venetta, Donna Karan, Chloe, Givenchy, Michael Kors

Spring is typically stereotyped with bright colors but this season designers went neutral with earthy shades. From nude to khaki to stone beige and moss green the runway was warm.

(2)Sheer Up:

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L-R: D&G, Christian Dior, Kenzo, Elie Saab, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga

Whether it is a netted mesh or chiffon, designers wants us to be transparent. Most of the runway look can be scary for the ladies because not all can wear a sheer dress without the basic inner-wear like the models. Wearing sheer can be quite tricky but if done rightly you win the race.

(3)Floral Bloom:

FLoral Print Paris Fashion Week 2014 RTW Top Trends

L-R: Barabar Bui,Miu Miu, Elie Saab, Balenciaga, Carven, D&G

Floral is ubiquitous. It hardly is out of a designer’s canvas. Taking a look at creations of Elie Saab, Dolce and Gabbana and Miu Miu is same as wandering in a flower garden. Prettiness blossoms.

(4)Fringe Benefits:

Fringe Paris Fashion Week 2014 RTW Collection Top Trends

L-R: Alexander McQueen, D&G, Miu Miu, Manish Arora, Guy Laroche, Moncler Gamme Rouge

It’s not just Taylor Swift who gets the benefit of a ‘fringe’, our designers have worked hard to benefit from the ‘fringe detailing’ they displayed at the runways. McQueen’s warrior-inspired collection had plentiful of fringe, so did Dolce-Gabbana’s red fringe dress. It had the 90′s disco look.

(5)Swirl The Ruffles:

Ruffles Paris Fashion Week 2014 RTW Collection Trend

L-R: Isabel Marant, Dries Van Noten, Rochas, Saint Laurent, Lanvin, D&G

Ruffles and frills was one of the most interesting trends in the runway. Designers will make you swirl with the intricate-detailed ruffles. One of the most talked about ruffles was by Dries Van Noten, the eccentric layering, frills and ethnic beading, it just gets better.

(6)Slip Dress:

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L-R: D&G, Elie Saab, Preen, DKNY

Slip – the wardrobe staple of late 90′s, slipped back this season. Who can forget the famous lace-trimmed slip dress worn by Princess Diana, it was a Dior creation back then and still is a Dior-headed trend of the season. Only this time slip is back with more detailing.

(7)Make a Statement:

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L-R: Christopher Kane, Alexander Wang, Kenzo, Christian Dior

Spring runway made statements and it was loud and clear. From Wang to Dior, designers went vocal with the embroidered play of words and printed graphics, adding fun to the season.

(8) Crop Tops Crops Up Again:

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L-R: Balenciaga, Carven, Lacoste, Narciso Rodriguez, DKNY

They were everywhere this season, like an epidemic. Crop tops was a huge trend last year and looks like it is here to stay for another round. DKNY, Lacoste, Louis Vuitton all have a role to play here.

(9)Pleats To Please:

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L-R: Celine, Rochas, Jenny Packham, Alexander Wang

 Pleats have come a long way from being synonymous with a schoolgirl uniform. Today pleats is defined as a feminine trend, ranging from knife pleats to box pleats, it makes for a powerful cut with ladylike elegance.

(10)Big Pants:

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L-R: Proenza Schouler, Marni, 3.1 Philip Lim, The Row

Anything comfy is widely appreciated. The wide-leg trousers at Marni and Emporio Armani remind us of the billowy pyjamas – the most comfortable clothing, anytime of the season. The big-pant trend tells us that runway is not just couture, but wearable as well (sometimes)