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New York Fashion Week: the spring 14 story so far

Drapers fashion director Ian Wright’s initial reaction to the trends appearing across the pond.

We’re roughly halfway through the never-ending story that is New York Fashion Week so now seems as good a time as any to start pulling out some interesting themes. No surprises as such, and definitely nothing yet to really blow one’s mind, but as the most commercial of the big four fashion weeks, New York always provides some more tangible trends.

At Alexander Wang, DKNY, Victoria Beckham, Altuzarra, Rag & Bone, Prabal Gurung and, unsurprisingly, Lacoste and Y-3, sports luxe was on the agenda again. While not exactly a new trend – just how many luxury hoodies does one world need? – it’s still clearly on designers’ minds and brings a definite commercial edge to premium fabrics and techniques.

Pastels too still appear popular, with soft tones of peppermint, peach, pink, dove grey and blue popping up across everything from drop-shoulder jackets at DKNY to pleated tennis skirts at Wang and swishy gowns at Zac Posen.

Sheer panels have come through too, offering a suggestive peek at flesh without exposing too much. Wang, Lacoste, Rag & Bone, DKNY, Prabal Gurung and Victoria Beckham all gave us a smattering of see-through fabrics such as voiles and meshes, and is a trend set to be big across all levels of the market.

It’s early days, but these are three themes that are likely to stick.

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