NYFW Fall 2014 RTW: Trend Recap
Although New York Fashion Week has come to an end, it is still on our mind. Despite the bitter cold, this past week has been buzzing and the city has been energized with exciting fashion on the runways, in presentations, and on the snow-swept streets. We are swooning over these five Fall/Winter 2014 trends: Fur, cocoon coats, lux colors, large prints, and metallic.
The Fall/ Winter 2014 runways were inundated with chic fur designs, so we would have to conclude that the fur trend is here to stay. Aside from the staple fur vests and voluminous coats, designers incorporated fur trims onto coats and jackets, with some combining fur with active-wear inspired designs, as well as statement accessories such as stoles, neck warmers and handbags. Pull inspiration from Nonoo's burgundy, shaggy fur vest, Marissa Webb's fur neck warmer, BCBG Max Azria's paneled fur coat mixed with sporty dresses, Kate Spade's all-over fur, top-handle bag, or DKNY's fur hem dress. Faux fur elements can easily be added into your wardrobe for instant elegance.
You don’t have to be a burgeoning butterfly to wear a cocoon-shaped coat. Designers such as Noon by Noor and Parkchoonmoo used the simple cocoon coat to create minimalistic looks. Even Zimmermann's vibrant red, lace-print cocoon coat featuring motorcycle jacket elements had an understated tone with its simple lines. A cocoon coat can be used to your advantage as it allows more room to layer sweaters, jackets, and scarves. It also plays into the trend of oversized coats and sweaters.
Get lux with lux colors such as burgundy, emerald, teal and other rich jewel tones, as well as pastels. These alluring colors make it easy to work into the wardrobe and can essentially be worn casual to glam, and in any article of clothing or accessories. Designers such as Costello Tagliapietra and Creatures of the Wind paired lux colors together for a bold look.
You won't need to look under a microscope to see the prints spotted on the runways of designers such as Alexander Wang and the queen of prints, Diane Von Furstenberg. Large prints such as houndstooth or animals create an interesting focal point and retro-inspired looks.
Metallic designs are hotter than ever with shiny hues of gold, silver and blush. The metallic trend was utilized in a range of cuts and styles, including Rebecca Taylor's exquisite brocade dress, Tocca's shimmering silver dress, and Raoul's edgy pencil skirt.