Painterly prints at BCBG. Photo: Karl Prouse, Catwalking/Catwalking
The shows are still rolling out in Europe so we have yet to see all of the spring trends emerge but here's a list of what was hot last week in New York.
- Organic fabrication - To create their dreamy prints, Costello Tagliapietra collaborated with AirDye, an organization creates said patterns without wasting water or emitting pollutants. Meanwhile Organic by John Patrick's speakeasy-themed collection was created with green fabrics for the third season in a row.
- Menswear - The models were suited up in 3-piece pinstripes at Ralph Lauren, while louche sophistication ruled at Richard Chai Love and Band of Outsiders.
- Hair Bows - A slew of designers used bows to top off their garments with varying degrees of flounce. Marc by Marc Jacobs went totally 80s with bright ribbons, Milly opted for black bows that would make Madonna proud and Rebecca Taylor let the trend go to her models' heads - literally - with clever chignons twisted into a bow shape.
- Dark Nails with Texture - It's the polar opposite of the usual springy brights, but many designers chose subversive tips - with flashes of flare - to anchor their flowery prints and exuberant stars. The nails at 3.1 Philip Lim were black with zaps of blue and green. Tracy Reese finished her black tips with a sparkly top coat, Carolina Herrera mixed black with purple for a "heathered" effect, and Rodarte's inky look was achieved with black polish infused with chunky black glitter.
- Random Front Row Celebs - Aside from the usual gaggle of editors, socials, and stars, there were some unexpected attendees. Mickey Rourke attended Max Azria and Michael Douglas was at Michael Kors. Janet Jackson sat prettily in the front row at Ralph Lauren while Jason Schwartzman revisited with Kate and Laura Mulleavy - the makers of his his wife's wedding dress - at Rodarte.