So far, the New York Fashion Week spring 2014 edition brought a multitude of interesting ideas for casual style lovers. Minimalism adapts will be delighted to know that the new season will bring many simple modern alternatives worth taking into account. On the other hand, those addicted to prints will also find plenty of exciting choices as it seems that graphic prints will still play an important role in the spring 2014 trends. Floral prints also seem to be making a comeback, even though so far, their presence on the runways was rather discreet. In other words, the spring/summer 2014 season will bring something for everyone and these five gorgeous lines can easily serve as inspiration:
NYFW Spring 2014: Soft Geometry at Richard Chai Love
Richard Chai Love embraced the concept of soft geometry for his spring 2014 line. Though the simple, lightweight pieces dominated the line, chic geometric and abstract prints added visual interest to the new outfits. From a chromatic standpoint, the perspective was definitely well defined: there were a few accent tones, but versatile tones like black, white and grey dominated.
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NYFW Spring 2014: Bold Tones at Costello Tagliapietra
Designers Robert Tagliapietra and Jeffrey Costello decided to look into their own wardrobes to find inspiration for the new line and add a feminine spin to it. The results were extremely interesting. There were many vibrantly toned mid length skirts and colorful cardigans which exuded femininity and sophistication, but at the same time, the masculine inspired shirts brought an interesting balance. In the end, the allure was one of reserved femininity.
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NYFW Spring 2014: Minimalism With a Feminine Touch at Rag & Bone
At Rag & Bone a sense of minimalism prevailed and the concept of soft geometry was once again beautifully expressed. Designers David Neville and Marcus Wainwright took inspiration from the '90s and brought a variety of oversize jackets, pleated skirts for a feminine allure and included a few leather pieces for a hint of edginess. Color-wise, neutral tones dominated but pastel blue and delicate pink tones brought a hint warmth to the new looks.
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NYFW Spring 2014: Bold Surf-inspired Accents at Peter Som
Peter Som explored the sporty side of femininity by taking inspiration from surf. The looks sent down the runways were bold, edgy yet ladylike in an extremely modern perspective. If other designers used geometric prints and abstract motifs in moderation, he made them the focal point of his collection as it was the exact thing which highlighted the theme of the new line. Cropped tops, oversized coats, flirty mid length skirts and bermudas were among the most memorable pieces from the new line.
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NYFW Spring 2014: Feminine & Retro at Zimmermann
Feminine pieces with a subtle retro allure was the idea sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmermann focused on for their new line. The duo brought an array of feminine dresses, elegant jumpsuits and chic high waist pants. The label also brought metallic accents, a myriad of abstract prints and chic floral motifs. From a chromatic standpoint, chic pastel tones dominated the runway. Delicate, subdued yet never plain or boring could have easily been motto of the new line.
View more: Zimmermann Spring 2014 Collection