5 Major Spring Trends From New York Fashion Week Runways

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With their innovative, feminine as well as tailored silhouettes, designers at the New York Fashion Week set a new tone for spring clothing trends

Spring fashion has clearly come a long way from just florals, colour-blocking, sweatpants and cycling shorts. Its all about tailored, fitted and feminine silhouettes now and New York Fashion Week (NYFW) showed us exactly how to style them. 

Designers showcased collections that brought back memories of the 90s but also of a more feminine woman, in some cases. Many styles also seamlessly eliminated the gender divide.

There was a lot on offer, but we sieved through all the shows to bring you the five trends of spring 2019.

Spring Clothing Trends: New York Fashion Week Edition 

1. Ruffle overload by Tory Burch, Ulla Johnson and Jason Wu 

 
 
 
 
 
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This year, New York Fashion Week spring summer was all about ruffles and feminine cuts and designers Tory Burch, Ulla Johnson, and Jason Wu presented some of its best examples.

Their models walked through three locations including Cooper Hewitt Design Museum garden and Williamsburg and in tiered ruffles of dresses in pastel shades, as well as breezy slip dresses; setting the tone for next year.

 
 
 
 
 
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2. Androgynous dressing by Tibi, Oscar de la Renta, and Brock Collection

 
 
 
 
 
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This year spring summer 2019 trends also included eccentric and structured suits with coats that included shoulder pads (yes! they are back).

There was a fun mix of pastels, soft yet bright suits especially by Tibi, Oscar de la Renta, and Brock Collection. While the first two showcased modern tailored suits and fringes on coats, the latter took us back to the 1940s.

But in all fairness, they did pair their 1940s suits and structured dresses with gladiator sandals, making it very 2019. 

 
 
 
 
 
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3. Western vibes by Carolina Herrrera, Ralph Lauren, and Proenza Schouler 

 
 
 
 
 
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Boho girls can rejoice because your style is now officially on luxury runways thanks to designers like Carolina Herrera, Ralph Lauren and Proenza Schouler.

While Lauren celebrated his 50th anniversary inspired by the Western vibes, Wes Gordon for Herrera showcased crisp cuts and clean silhouette.

Schouler also put on display acid-washed denims and plenty of bandanas to give you that boho feel with a feminine edge. 

 
 
 
 
 
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4. Crisp whites by Rebecca de Ravenel, Gabriela Hearst, and Tome

 
 
 
 
 
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Spring summer next year will also be all about the crisp whites, whether it is through dresses or shirts or skirts, you name it.

Thanks to designers Gabriela Hearst, Rebecca de Ravenel and Tome who put on spectacular shows displaying their exquisite collections dominated by white. 

Expect a whole lot of asymmetrical white maxi dresses, pleated skirts (next year too) and long white structured shirts to hit the market next year. 

 
 
 
 
 
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5. Colour coordinated by Kate Spade and Longchamp  

After the untimely demise of Kate Spade, its creative director Nicola Glass debuted her collection and paid homage to the rather colourful designer.

With colour coordinated clothes, bags and hair scarves, the runway looked like a bright rainbow. 

Other designers including Longchamp also didn't disappoint, and had an array of gorgeous models walk down the runway in coordinated bags and clothes. 

 
 
 
 
 
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With their innovative, feminine as well as tailored silhouettes, designers at the New York Fashion Week set a new tone for spring clothing trends.

Expect a whole lot of whites, boho-chic patchwork, tailored suits as well as rufflers and laces next year. 

Also read: 7 Bag styles you must add to your closet this year

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Written by

Deepshikha Punj