WHAT'S HOT ON THE RUNWAY FOR SS14 NYFW? / by Noel Jean

New York Fashion Week is easily one of the most highly anticipated fashion events each year, with everyone eager to see their favourite designers showcase their latest collections. Here's some of our favourites from the SS14 collections, which incorporate some of the trends we've been expecting to make a comeback!

Let's start with Prabal Gurung, who's line was built on the idea of the 'idealized woman'. These pieces are crisp, with stunningly embroidered gowns and the theme of transparency running through-out. The designer made some edgy risks with these clothes but they paid of, making him one of the most talked about designers at NYFW.

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BCBGMAXAZRIA was also eager to take risks with their collection for Spring/Summer 2014. They used an unusual mix of light summer materials, combined with harsher folds and edges. Feminine versus masculine was also a big theme with BCBGMAXAZRIA, as they contrasted formal and informal looks, using tuxedo's and kitchen apron's. There was also a huge element of sexiness as bustiers were introduced.

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The word to best describe Diane von Furstenberg's SS14 pieces would be 'matching'. The theme of the collection seems to be for each piece to have a similar top/skirt/pants to go with it. Tribal is also a clear theme, with vibrant prints and colour schemes used by the designer this year.

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DELPOZO was inspired by a painting for this collection. "Gypsy Woman With Tambourine" by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot was the piece of art that was used to create lots of feminine frills, stunning ballgowns and voluminous skirts.

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Yigal Azrouel used a minimalistic range of colours, like black, white and gray. On suits, the tailoring was precise and structured, with everything looking crisp and trendy. Other pieces were cut and sliced into a patchwork of textures, varying from cotton to mesh or leather.

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Victoria Beckham decided to go for ruffled mermaid hems on shirts, short dresses and sleeveless blouses. The collection is mostly black and white, with occasional splashes of colour. There were pieces with a lot of textured panelling, incorporated in sheer and roughly woven clothes.

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Jill Stuart's collection this year is classic and chic. She combines naughty and nice to create cute motif dresses and butterfly sleeved tops, paired with matching knickers. The collection is mostly black and white, with each piece being very feminine, with 70's inspiration.

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For the Menswear collections, Public School NYC has really stood out. Continuing to fuse streetwear aesthetic with high-end menswear, even though the brand has been around for a while already, it really does seem like things are finally falling into place. The new Spring 2014 collection is well rounded, true to the general direction of the brand, modern and clean, yet for the most part easy to wear.

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We can't wait for more! It's an exciting time in fashion, where we can see into the creative minds of these fabulous designers who create remarkable pieces year after year!