If you ask me what is the hottest trend at the New York Fashion Week Spring 2015 collections, my answer will have nothing to do with fashion itself: selfies still rule.
Wherever I am seated waiting for a fashion show to start, there are people to the left and right of me taking selfies, not only before, but also during the shows. Even some designers got into this old trend! Designer August Getty didnt think twice when, at the end of his presentation, he stood at the beginning of the catwalk and took a selfie. I have yet to see a model taking one during her runway walk in a show but fashion week is not over yet, and everything is possible!
It is quite obvious that for the spring collections, designers will embark in the floral motifs as a point of inspiration. Kate Spade and Tommy Hilfiger took it to another level when both designers brought real grass into their scenarios. Rebecca Taylor’s beautiful floral appliqués on her dresses made us believe that gardening can be chic. To mark his 25th anniversary collection presentation, Carmen Marc Valvo created menswear where organza tuxedo shirts and indigo with floral prints were my favorites. At the end of the Desigual happy presentation which was opened and closed by model Adriana Lima models strutted down the runway in their Christian Lacroix Say Something Nice for spring dresses while throwing flowers to the audience. Everything from chiffon dresses to kimono tops all screamed flowers at the Spanish brand house.
No flowers were at the house of Alexander Wang, however. the designer delivered a fierce sneakers-inspired collection where Nike Flyknits became strong origami dresses and Adidas Stan Smiths were recreated as tennis-court dresses for street style. Awesome indeed. Monique Lhuillier who was TheBlot Magazine’s pick for the F/W 2014 Best Collection never disappoints. She was inspired by early-morning sunrises with all the pastel shades as the sun is peeking through the clouds; the result was, of course, ethereal. Ball gowns and cocktail dresses translated her pastel magical approach to this sunrise and was always truthful to her silhouette.
There are so many fashion trends in these shows that one must have a strong sense of style to select whichever ones work best for them, or you will end up on that famous fashion victim list page. Besides white on white (again), black-and-white prints, crop tops, gingham, sporty chic and other trends that I observed on these catwalks, two have become my favorites from this round of shows in New York City: fringes (Ulla Johnson, Nicholas K, Rebecca Minkoff, Jay Godfrey, Peter Som) and tuxedo-inspired looks (August Getty, Alexander Wang, Prabal Gurung) although I must say that I will keep my eyes closed for the perfect tuxedo-fringe-selfie-inspired look. After all, everything is possible in the fashion world.