We love Spring Summer collections, we really do.
They’re made for our sunny weather and when you layer them up, they’re perfect for our occasional rainy days. Plus, we can’t resist those summer-friendly shades that just brighten up our day.
Get inspired by these accessible looks from New York Fashion Week. We pick 10 collections we love and the Spring Summer 2014 trends that we expect these fashion labels will inspire next season!
3.1 Phillip Lim Spring Summer 2014
Much like beautiful layers of sedimentary rock, Phillip Lim’s geological inspiration results in creative waves of colours, arched across white tops, jackets and pants. His canvas results in a highly wearable and hugely covetable collection: we’ve got our eyes on that casual-luxe sheer jumper in particular.
Trends: sports luxe, sheer details, round shoulders
Alexander Wang Spring Summer 2014
For a playful nineties’-inspired riff to your wardrobe, add these funky pieces from Alexander Wang as soon as they’re in store. Alexander Wang features his logo in laser-cut letters all over gloves, tops and dresses in tribute to a time he remembers as being “really fun”. The “Parental Guidance” slogan sweater is bound to be a hit among the streetstyle stars; your main problem involves getting your hands on it as soon as you can.
Trends: logo craze, sheer details, crop tops, nineties, menswear-inspired
Altuzarra Spring Summer 2014
Designer Joseph Altuzarra makes a compelling case for thigh-high skirt slits — paired with unbuttoned shirts or long sleeved knits, it’s a new kind of sexy that really anyone can try. Ace that artfully ‘dishevelled’ runway look now by wearing some of your boyfriend’s shirts as skirts. Button up just midway, like in Altuzarra’s collection. If you find the daring slits in the front is too in-your-face, wear it at the side and cover up with a long blazer.
Trends: slit skirts, separates, boyfriend shirt
Michael Kors Spring Summer 2014
If earthy tones are more like the hues for you, Michael Kors is your go-to for Spring Summer inspiration next season. The designer says he wanted to create a wearable and romantic collection for warm, humid weather like in Singapore, so you’ll find plenty of midriff-baring bandeau tops, light summer dresses and loose wide-legged pants. Dress up the look with a belt at the waist and skip the tight pencil skirts; as seen on Altuzarra too (above), slits on your skirts are a sexier, comfier way to dress for the season.
Trends: crop tops, seventies-inspired, forties-inspired, slit skirts
Ralph Lauren Spring Summer 2014
The eye-popping mod shades and shapes make this the collection you’ll love if you’re not one to shy away from colour. It’s a change from the ongoing trend this season for the laid back nineties’-inspired fashion. Ralph Lauren’s monochrome suits and preppy dresses are just as wearable for a clean and crisp look.
Trends: monochrome fever, sixties’ mod, white shirts, preppy chic
Prabal Gurung Spring Summer 2014
Pretty pastels reign on Prabal Gurung’s Spring Summer runway, with the added feminine touch of florals, fifties-style rounded shoulders and layered skirts; the latter is a look that you can easily copy too. The plentiful amounts of lavender is a refreshing change from the pale pinks too; you may just love purple as much as Gurung next season.
Trends: pastels, layered skirts, florals, fifties-inspired
Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2014
Summer doesn’t necessarily spell a wardrobe full of pastels and bright hues for everyone. So if a sedate palette is more to your liking, get inspired by Proenza Schouler’s soft cream tones, monochrome looks and touches of silver foil; the latter gave pleated skirts a fresh new look too. The criss-cross crop tops and full-length skirts have just the right amount of pretty for a more feminine and grown-up look next season.
Trends: crop tops, metallics, nineties’-style shapes
Tommy Hilfiger Spring Summer 2014
The most beach-ready collection thus far, with outfits inspired by what surfers would wear, after chasing the waves. Sand, surf boards and wooden chairs were even brought onto the runway to make the beachgoing illusion complete. Learn from Hilfiger: wear an oversized sports jersey as a dress and then pair it with a blazer or coat to smarten up the look.
Trends: Sporty chic, crop tops
Vera Wang Spring Summer 2014
Sporty chic and Vera Wang? She may be better known by most for her traffic-stopping wedding dresses but with this line, Wang makes her athletic leanings more prominent (the former figure skater continues to design for athletes) with sexy sheer panels on bomber jackets and more sportswear-inspired clothing. She shows how to layer it well: her romantic touch shines through with her flowy “sports luxe” mix of mesh, gauzy racerback tanks with delicate silk slips.
Trends: Sports luxe, sheer details, layered looks
Victoria Beckham Spring Summer 2014
Boyish blocky shirts belted up with flirty, asymmetrical miniskirts: Beckham’s outfit du jour for Spring Summer 2014 is a “boy meets girl” look we love. Sheer panels and geometric cutouts update the classic white shirt, an item you’re sure to stock up on, given next season’s infatuation for shirts.
Trends: monochrome fever, all-white ensembles, menswear-inspired