New York Fashion Week: Colors, Sporty Styles Reign

New York Fashion Week, which ends on Thursday, has shown that neon citrus colors and sporty styles are strong trends for spring/summer 2012, reports Reuters.

New York Fashion Week, which ends on Thursday, has shown that neon citrus colors and sporty styles are strong trends for spring/summer 2012, reports Reuters.

The semi-annual event has give almost 100 designers the opportunity to show collections for the upcoming spring and summer to retail buyers, media and celebrities. Even more are showing at other venues around New York City, coinciding with the event.

According to Reuters, fabrics such as mesh, neoprene and parachute silk and relaxed yet refined fashion to fit with more casual and active lifestyles have been featured items. The style is dubbed urban sport and athletic chic.

Saks Fifth Avenue senior fashion director Colleen Sherin told Reuters, “Urban sport ... is something that women can easily incorporate into their wardrobes and wear not only on the street but in the office as well. One of the biggest trends is it's about color, color, color. Really bright energetic colors from citrus brights to pops of neon brights. It's something that women will really embrace because we see they love to wear color.”

While bright colors were widespread this week, yellow emerged as a favorite.

Alexander Wang, Nicholas K, Rebecca Taylor and Rag & Bone featured anoraks, and Rebecca Minkoff, Yigal Azrouel, Tibi, and Charlotte Ronson are among the designers to take part in the color avalanche in addition the more relaxed style.

Susan Cernek, Glamour magazine's fashion development director, told Reuters, “As world events get increasingly complicated, clothing that is streamlined, unfussy and headache-free becomes more and more desirable.” And, with the economy in flux, designers at Fashion Week are giving more thought to who wears their clothes. Neiman Marcus fashion director Ken Downing, told Reuters, “They really are thinking in a very intelligent way about the woman who's walking in at retail and paying the prices that they're asking for their collection. Ultimately an updated classic and a flattering silhouette is what the customer wants.”
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