Lizzie Brooks ‘14
This past September, New York’s spring fashion week moved from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center, taking plenty of trends with it. The spring collections were filled with neutrals and dotted with jewel tone, blue, and orange accents. Fall’s camel hue
came back for spring, though white was definitely the season’s starring color.
In addition to sharing similar colors, spring’s lower hemlines allow fall’s skirts to easily translate into spring appropriate looks. Featuring sweaters and tweed blazers, respectively, Proenza Schouler’s and Jason Wu’s lines incorporated the fact
that spring in San Franscio and, say, in Ithaca, are two different breeds. Wu also showed his complete accessories line for the first time, which featured eyeglasses, footwear, and handbags.
The move to Lincoln Center gave designers a fresh opportunity to structure their shows. Catherine Malandrino took advantage of this and positioned her models on outdoor pedestals. Alexander Wang went left his comfort zone and completely left the color black out of his collection. As did Diesel, trading denim in for leather. Though black was fairly uncommon overall, some
collections like Vera Wang’s featured the color heavily, and additionally, sheer fabrics and leather were abundant in the line.
How will the collections that went down the runway in September morph into which outfits will go down the slope? Luckily, the similarity of the fall and spring shows indicates that most of clothing brought in on move in day will mesh with whatever new items join them during the holidays. In the colder weather, a blouse thrown
over a dress with leggings underneath might make it work. With a bit of playful tweaking, fall’s outfits should work just a well in the spring…as long as they still look great with rain boots.
[All photographs taken from www.style.com]