It's Fashion Week in New York City! This is one of my favorite times of the year. If you walk by Bryant Park (where the tents are for the shows) during the day time, you might not see someone famous but you'll definitely see someone fabulous. Model looking women, flamboyant fashionistas and gorgeous men seem to be everywhere. While most are excited to see the Spring 2008 ready-to-wear collections, others want to be seen in all their fashionista glory.
I've been checking out the shows from the past few days on Style.com and I have noticed a few trends:
- Volume is dying a slow death. For many designers, such as BCBG and L.A.M.B., dresses that compliment the feminine form and cinch the waist are back. Hallelujah! I was so sick of seeing racks and racks of tent-style dresses in stores. They only flatter tall, thin models. They make the rest of us look pregnant!
- Dark colors will work for Spring. Badgeley Mischka, Nicole Miller and L.A.M.B. all heavily featured dark colored clothes (like black and navy) on their runways. Who won't have a wedding or party to attend where a spring-time little black dress will make perfect sense?
- Metallics and ethnic inspired prints are spring-time favorites. Marchesa and Nicole Miller both included ethnic touches in their collections while most of the collections I viewed also had metallic style dresses or appliques.
So what can women who aren't a sample size (0 or 2), who have careers, families and active lives wear, or be inspired by for next Spring? Here are my favorite looks! (Click on the picture to find out the designer.)