This September, the eyes of the world turned to New York, as NY Fashion Week kicked off once more. As per usual, they predicted and dictated the trends we will be wearing when the sun finally emerges again in spring 2014.
The style sticking around for another season seems to be the highly popular monochrome look, with black and white as permanent a fixture on the runways as it was at NY’s last fashion week. Derek Lamb, Diane von Furstenberg and Ralph Lauren are among the many designers that embraced this style for spring.
Another popular feature on the catwalks this week were outfits daring to bare a little flesh. Many of the dresses donned this week were slipping off the shoulders’ of their models; a more subtle alternative to the recent trend of cut-out detail, that still oozes sex appeal . This style seemed to have already been accepted by many of NYFW’s attendants, with Alexa Chung and Gia Coppola wearing the trend. More skin was revealed on the catwalks, with many big-name designers, including Calvin Klein and Alexander Wang, using sheer materials in their collections.
A massive fixture at this month’s Fashion Week was crop tops, another returning style from last season. They featured in the collections of DKNY and Diane von Furstenberg among others. The news that bare midriffs are definitely here to stay for another year is great news for a student budget.
Pretty much every shop on the high street boasts a cheap but cheerful array of crop tops; New Look, Topshop and Miss Selfridge having particularly nice choices. Plus, all of those festival and holiday crops from this summer can now be recycled, and you’ll still be as stylish as New York’s finest.