New York Fashion Week ended a few days ago and on the most fashionable american runways, we saw some of trends will be en vogue for Spring/Summer 2013.
1. Atout prints
|Diane Von Furstenberg - Helmut Lang - Hervé Léger by Max Azria|
|Oscar de la Renta - Prabal Gurung - Rodarte|
Prints are still en vogue for S/S 2013. Not more floral, polka dots or animalier prints. It's the triumph of graphisms, optical figures or prisms. Floral prints are ok, but only with dark shades: blu, gray or black.
2. Eye on silhouette
|Hervé Léger - Tommy Hilfiger - Narciso Rodriguez|
The silhouette, with hourglass line or an egg shape, is the focus of the collections of different fashion designers. Soft lines, rounded cuts on hips and narrow waist, emphasized by bands or belts.
|Tommy Hilfiger - Marc Jacobs - Oscar de la Renta|
Stripes are everywhere. Horizontal, vertical or oblique, it doesn't matter. They meet, mix and crash each other on pajama suit, tailleur with jacket and trousers or on dresses.
4. Androgynous touch
|Narciso Rodriguez - Jason Wu|
|Oscar de la Renta - Pierre Balmain|
Yves Saint Laurent created a feminine tailleur in the Sixties. Since then, the suit is entered in women's wardrobe, formerly to distinguish independent and emancipated women, who worked. After that suit became a cult item, loved by all women, no exception. New York want it with an androgynous cut but alluring and feminine touches: palazzo pants or skinny trousers above the ankle, to wear without blouses or tops underneath.
5. Metallic details
|Badgley Mischka - Diane Von Furstenberg - DKNY|
The rule is only one: catch the attention with details and iridescent items, like a metallic flow on jackets' revers, skirts, shorts and pants. To match to casual or sporty clothes for a daily outfit; with mini clutches and heels you quickly obtain an evening and glamour mise.
|Diane Von Furstenberg - Oscar de la Renta - Jenny Packham|
Sequins, paillettes, beads or mirrors. Let micro sparkling crystals seduce you and your clothes: minidresses, longuette skirts or long mermaid dresses.
7. Total White
|DKNY - Lacoste - Rebecca Minkoff|
|Narciso Rodriguez - Prabal Gurung - Vera Wang|
The purity and whiteness of white shades play with overlapping fabrics and volumes, enchant male lines male and feminine transparencies. Only few touches of colour and light are allowed. White dominates the catwalk.
|Diane Von Furstenberg - Mandy Coon|
|Hervé Léger by Max Azria - Jason Wu|
Comfortable, versatile, but very sexy at the same time. The jumpsuit, tight and very skinny, or fluid that gently caress the female curves, is an item which combines glamour and comfort. To match strictly with heels and belts, which emphasize the waist.
9. Peplum top
|Christian Siriano - Oscar de la Renta|
|Pierre Balmain - Vera Wang|
Also peplum top is reconfirmed for S/S 2013. Its shape, which highlights the waist, is combined with longuette or flared skirts, and it is particularly suitable for skinny figures. You can combine it with funny and eccentric details to avoid a too austere final result.
10. Orange Juice
|BCBG by Max Azria - Victoria Beckham - Helmut Lang|
|Carolina Herrera - Jenny Packham - Narciso Rodriguez|
Tangerine Tango, which was decreed by Pantone Inc. as The colour for 2012, is still en vogue for S/S 2013 season. You can choose it in total look, with ton-sur-ton details or you can match it to white, gray or black clothes. This kind of orange is super vitaminic, bubbly and explosive.
|BCBG by Max Azria - Helmut Lang - DKNY|
|Jason Wu - Mandy Coon - Marc Jacobs|
Leather and vinyl details seduce austere outfits by giving a mysterious and seductive touch. You can try vinyl details on coats, dresses or shorts suit. Dare a total look or, if you are shy, just wear one accessory. The only rule to follow is to capture attention. The city is at your feet.
Photos: courtesy of Vogue.it