1. TRESSE SWIMSUITS
When we saw the tresse bikinis, monokinis, and one-piece swimsuits Alexandre Herchcovitch sent down the runway at Rosa Cha, all we could think about was how cool they would look with a pair of shorts or flared maxi skirt.
2. SEXY BACKS
Whether it was cut-outs on the backs of dresses at Max Axria, "vertebrae" running up the backs of dresses at Chado Ralph Rucci, or naked zippers at Thuy, the back was big this fashion week as designers did all they could to make editors, buyers, and ultimately customers, take a second look.
3. SLOUCHY T-SHIRT DRESSES
It's your coolest t-shirt, longer! Max and Lubov Azria designed a few variations for their BCBGMaxAzria Spring 2010 line.
4. PRINTED DENIM
The resurgence of the '80s brought studded jeans, boyfriend jeans, and acid wash jeans back, and with their spring '10, G-Star hopes to make printed denim a trend. Love this print on print suit.
5. SEXY CAFTANS
Muumuus usually conjure up frumpy images of Three's Company's, Mrs. Roper but Tiffany Amber, who showed her spring '10 collection as part of the Arise Promise of Africa Group Show (see left), and Brasilian designer Carlos Miele updated this classic style by showing skin.
6. SQUARE FRAME SUNGLASSES
For spring/summer '09, round sunglasses broke through as a hot sunglass trend, but the cool, oversized square frame shades Cynthia Rowley accessorized her spring '10 line with may flip that trend.
7. HIGH CUT SHORTS
Brian Reyes showed several different shorts in full and high-cuts, in cotton, jersey, seersucker, denim, sequins, and t-shirt material. LOVED the high-cuts in particular because paired with wedge heels, your legs'll look model long.
8. PAINTERLY PRINTS
From Jackson Pollock-reminiscent splatter prints to dresses pieced together with multhued fabrics, we were loving the graphic prints that looked brushed on in several spring '10 collections including Chado Ralph Rucci (right), Ohne Titel, and Toni Maticevski (left).
9. PASTEL SUMMER SUITS FOR MEN
The spring '10 men's shows featured tons of color in men's suiting. Calvin Klein, Jean Paul Gaultier, C.P. Company, Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Moschino, and Paul Smith presented a spectrum of suits as did Michael Kors (pictured here) while Louis Vuitton paired dark suits with colorful shoes. I think the color adds a sharpness to the suit mainly because it takes a certain kind of swagger for a man to rock a pastel suit.
10. QUILTED LEATHER ANYTHING!
Ever since Rihanna rocked a quilted leather blazer on the season premiere of Jay Leno's new primetime show, I've been keeping a close eye out for a quilted leather jacket, but now Alexander Wang has me drooling over quilted leather shorts. Perhaps it's the Chanel association, but quilted leather anything just screams high-fashion luxe.
(Source: BlueFly, NYFashion Week)