Spring 2014 Fashion Trends from the Runway *Editor’s Favourites*

The runway shows are not yet over,  but we couldn’t help share some of the looks and trends we saw from Paris, Milan, London and New York Fashion Week.  Spring is about rebirth, growth and reinvention, and sometimes that change means looking to the past and making it fresh again.  Spring 2014 shows a variety of trends many of us had already loved, ranging from pastels, to wide leg trousers.

A whole slew of designers, including DKNY, Narciso Rodriguez, Altuzarra and Alexander Wang presented effortless glam and sportswear. More commonly, a combination of sleek lines with athletic cuts and pairing down a detailed top with sneakers.

If there were ever a time you felt overwhelmed by spring florals, the pastel trend is perfect for you. A.L.C, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Narciso Rodriguez and various other designers presented pastels in for formal and casual looks, including sportwear, moto jackets, dresses and trousers.

We’re not against narrow leg pant, but we were happy to see a number of wide leg trousers hit the runway from designers BCBG Max Azria, Maison Martin Margiela,  Philosophy and Rachel Zoe,.  Great for many body types the wide leg pant gives off an air of relaxation.

Giambattista Valli, Badgley Miscka, Christian Siriano, Narcisco Rodriguez and Alberta Ferretti are among the many designers who injected an air of effortlessness into their collections with exposed midrifts, transforming formal suits and dresses into everyday staple pieces for the wardrobe.

Alice and Olivia, Christian Siriano and Katie Ermilio presented very collections from different perspectives, but one thing they had in common was their modern take on the 1800’s tea-length skirts and dresses.

Lace was all over the runway, sometimes tailored with clean times and others flowing away from the body. Badgley Mischka, Elie Saab, Burberry Prorsum and Naeem Kham were amon the many who continued to incorporate lace in their collections for Spring 2014.

All photography rights: style.com