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by Julie Shamgochian

Sportswear, sparkles, and classic black and white hues with hints of neon dominated the theme of Spring New York Fashion Week (NYFW). Designers drew inspiration for this upcoming season from various forms of art, sketching, city life, and their heedless imagination. Models glided down the runway in collections that captured these inspirations, combining modernity with past fashion trends that we call retro, simplistic or hyper feminine. The eight day soiree dazzled attendees, while stunning street style turned heads in Lincoln Center on September 11.

High end designers like Rebecca Minkoff, Nina Skarra, and Charlotte Ronson stood out with their perception of edgy styles. Minkoff displayed both an edgy and playful side by incorporating leather, metallics, patterned leggings, and flowing dresses.

Skarra held true to her Scandinavian roots with simple garments with a twist. Some of her more timeless pieces included long red and white dresses, black and white separates, and white blazers. Ronson is known for her trendsetting womenswear and the collection balanced simplicity with bright colors and shades of blue.

Here’s an inside look at more spring trends:

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Fringe Forward: 1920’s Gatsby Legends takes 2015. The free-flowing styles featured white and ivory colored sweaters, vests, and dresses. Designers Rachel Comey, Sachin & Babi, Creatures of Comfort, Kaelen, and Ulla Johnson all introduced fringe as part of their collections.

Gingham Prints: Time to mix ‘n match checkerboard style. Combining an edgy black and white look or a blend of colored hues is also trending for next season. Oscar de la Renta was the designer to watch as he paired busy prints with solid pieces for a popular retro feel.

Sporty-chic: DKNY, Rag & Bone, and Alexander Wang brought back 90’s sportswear with sleek track pants, oversized overalls, and a new take on the classic Varsity jacket. To compliment the sporty influence throughout NYFW, chunky sneakers and sandals completed many outfits.

Keep rockin’ the crop: Didn’t think crop tops were going to last in the fashion world? Wrong. The short shirts ruled the runway throughout NYFW as part of Lela Rose and Tracy Reese’s collections. Hip-fitting pants and skirts were a popular match with solid colored crop tops.

Metallic: Ralph Rucci, Altuzarra, and Jason Wu showed off glimmering tops and dresses with shiny accents.

Fresh Pastel: Pastels of pink, blue, yellow, and orange tones hit the runway as a spring favorite. Pastel shades were also spotted on nail art and makeup color schemes.

For further inspiration, check out New York Fashion Week’s website for live video streaming of models walking the runway in the latest high fashion.

Julie Shamgochian can be reached [email protected]

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