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.
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.