Monday, September 29, 2014

NYFW Runway in Review- Ethnic, Tribal & Damask

 For our final installment of our NYFW Runway in Review before we move on to London (and then Milan and Paris!) we examined some of this seasons fresh new takes on ethnic, tribal, and damask prints.

Designers (left to right)- Baja East, Custo Barcelona, M Missoni, Herve Leger, Rachel Zoe 

The summer season is all about travel and escaping the monotony of the everyday. Whether you are jet setting around the world or just exploring your own backyard this New Nomad trend will transport any wardrobe to worldly new heights! These exotic summer prints took on a softer, more playful approach this season by incorporating ikat and painterly techniques. Linear layouts and print mixing also contribute to this global bohemian vibe that will cause all urban gypsies to rejoice. 

Designers (left to right) - DKNY, Oswald Helgason, Custo Barcelona, Custo Barcelona, Marissa Web

Geometrics are taking over the New York runways and these Geo Tribe prints are no exception. Unlike New Nomad, these multicultural designs focus on clean shapes and bold layouts. Whether you stick to black and white like DKNY or use this graphic combination to platform pops of fun, bright color like Custo Barcelona this trend is destined to be a festival favorite!

Designers (left to right) - ZAC Zac Posen, M. Patmos, Naeem Khan, Alice + Olivia, Tadashi Shoji

Not everyone has the budget to embroider garments like Naeem Khan or source expensive laces like Tadashi Shoji but who says these one of a kind embellishments can't be interpreted into beautiful prints just as elegant and special as their inspiration? We love looking at embroidered evening gowns and reinterpreting them into sophisticated prints worthy of elevating your favorite t-shirt. This seasons luxurious laces and embellished damask placements were the most inspiring.

  Stay tuned later this week for LFW Runway in Review and be sure to checkout our Spring 2015 Pinterest Board for all of the best prints on the runways (so far)

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