Top Spring 2011 Trends from New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week Unveils

Spring/Summer 2011 Couture

by Linda Ripoll

New York Fashion Week has become more than just two weeks filled with runway shows and parties for industry insiders, models, and shoppers. It has reached a position of prestige amongst anyone who has even the slightest interest in the world of couture and beauty. For the past two weeks, New York Fashion Week has taken over NYC as some of the top designers in the world displayed their gorgeous Spring and Summer 2011 collections.

Check out some of the hot new trends right from the runways for Spring and Summer 2011:

Top Spring/Summer 2011 Fashion Trend: Long Bohemian Skirts One of the predominant trends on the Spring/Summer ’11 runways was the long, flowy skirt. Various designers played up this decidedly bohemian silhouette with different fabrications, ranging from silky cotton to colorful knits. For the bold fashionista that doesn’t mind baring a little skin, the see-through long skirt seen at Nicole Miller was a stand-out and not for a shrinking violet. Although this look can seem a bit safe, it’s best when paired with a form-fitting tank, shrunken jacket, or even a seductively see-through knit top for that much-needed sex appeal.

Top Spring/Summer 2011 Fashion Trend: Leather and Lace Leather isn’t famous for being the ideal fabric for sunny afternoons, but this spring it’s standing out in several different ways. Leather dresses and skirts made a big splash on the runways, while leather shirts and jackets also made an appearance. Lace was also a big trend for spring as it was seen on several runways in varying styles and silhouettes. I personally love bringing leather and lace together for a feminine style with a rock ‘n’ roll edge.

Top Spring/Summer 2011 Fashion Trend: Like a Virgin White is officially the color of Spring 2011. From crisp linen shirts to pearl trousers and sheath dresses, the cool color was seen in every possible style imaginable. It’s best to do the monochromatic look and pop in some color with accessories, such as handbags, shoes, or jewelry.


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