NYFW: Top 5 Fashion Week-trends spring/summer 2015

All eyes are fixed on the catwalks in New York, London, Milan and Paris this month, where the newest collections for summer 2015 are being displayed. But what trends will make it to the top most wanted list for next spring? FashionUnited lists the top 5 trends from New York Fashion Week.​

#1 Sport

Sportswear is no longer confined to the boundaries of the gym and trendy jogging leggings are spotted on the streets on a daily basis. So it was not very strange to see sportfashion items in pop up in collections for a number of labels, such as DKNY, Lacoste and L.A.M.B. Alexander Wang took the trend one step further and translated trainer designs into clothing. For example, the iconic Nike Flyknit was one of the many sportswear shoes that he transformed, turning it into a body-con dress. He also presented bomber jackets and tops whose lines and colors were taken from trendy sneakers.

(DKNY – L.A.M.B. - Alexander Wang)

#2 Layers

An abundance of fabric was spotted on the catwalk, crafted into pleats, folds and layers. Together it created a rich and lush image, but remained nevertheless sober due to the use of subdued colors. The lack of bold colors also makes its more wearable and accessible. This trend was spotted at the Row, the luxury brand from Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. Incidentally, this collection was the last to be designed by Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski, who is set to begin her new role at Hermés.

(The Row – Rag & Bone – Rosetta Getty)

#3 Over-sized jacket

The large over-sized jacket has been a staple for the past few seasons, and remains a strong trend next summer. The jacket was spotted in two out of three collection presentations during New York Fashion Week, appearing in different lengths and colors, with or without lapels, with button or casually held shut with a knotted belt. One new version of this trend to emerge was the calf-length jacket, without sleeves, usually paired with long, wide pants.

(Theory – Thom Browne – Jason Wu)

#4 Summer sweater

The sweater is another trend that has overlapped several seasons and for spring/summer 2015 a number of variations have emerged. Special material blends, summer knits and a range of colors and necklines have been spotted. Victoria Beckham showed a special example during her catwalk show, which featured braided details at the neck and hemline of the sweater.

(Tibi – Tory Burch – Victoria Beckham)

#5 Bandeau Top

It remains to be seen whether or not this trend is picked up by the general public, as this catwalk trend may not be for every fashion lover. Nevertheless, the somewhat revealing bandeau top has made it onto the top 5 list because it was spotted all over the catwalk. It was tastefully combined with a prairie skirt at Diane von Furstenberg and Donna Karan, whilst it was given a more festive chic vibe at Alexander Wang and hip at Marc by Marc Jacobs.

(Diane von Furstenberg – Donna Karan – Marc by Marc Jacobs)

Photo's: Style.com and Vogue.co.uk