Day 2 collections showed the same trend as Day 1: very little in the bright & warm colors and more contrast pairings using pastels and bold hues of black and cool colors (think purples, greens, and blues). Beiges, rose and other flesh tones were popular across the board. Neon, which was so popular for a few seasons, seems to have run it’s course.
PRINTS – Stripes are still holding strong, and florals are always a popular choice for Spring. Instead of abstract prints with designs placed sporadically, prints for Spring 2014 are streamlined and concise, following exact lines and rows as seen in the Noon by Noor show. With this streamlining, prints are taking on a more geometric feel. Bold trimmings give the appearance of lines and geometric shapes, further cementing the movement to print conciseness.
FIT – Welcome back length! From Rebecca Minkoff’s shorts to Nicole Miller’s knee-length skirts, the return of modest length to the female silhouette is a refreshing change after a season of (sometimes obscenely) short bottoms from yesteryear. Designers are also moving away from the skinny pant trend, and offering more options in pant leg fits from straight-leg (Noon by Noor) to palazzo pants (Argentine Designers)
MAKEUP & HAIR – Though a bold red lip was seen on the models in the Nicole Miller show, the continuing theme of “enhancing” natural beauty was the popular choice for the designers. The models were again styled with that beach-tousled, wavy hair and crown braids.
Report provided by our friends at Fashion Mingle, writer Shalanda Turner.