The runway can be an awe-inspiring spectacle of creativity. From crazy couture to chic ensembles, a bevvy of beautiful looks walked down the catwalks at the recent New York Fashion Week. Here, we'll show you how to take runway to real life with style tips and suggestions inspired by one of the greatest style shows on earth!
When looking for designer inspiration, it's important to remember that runway looks are meant to be theatrical - the hair and makeup can be extreme and settings are certainly dramatic - but lots of looks can make the transition from runway to real life... Or at the very least can inspire ideas that are atypical. For brides looking to through a fashion-forward affair, there's really no better place to look for ideas than from fresh off the runways.
To start off, florals were a HUGE trend in New York. From Monique Lhuillier's applique creations to a sheath with brightly contrasting flowers from Oscar de La Renta, there was serious flower power everywhere we looked!
From left to right: Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta, Cynthia Rowley, Lela Rose
Black & white can sometimes get a bad rap, but this classic combo was anything but boring for the Spring 2014 season. The mod look is not for the weak-of-heart and takes a bride that's willy to take a risk, but we think it's a pretty brilliant, and sophisticated payoff.
From left to right: Calvin Klein Collection, Catherine Malandrino, Derek Lam, Diane von Furstenberg
Last but not least, is a trend we frankly did not see coming. Some of the biggest designers of the season like Prabal Gurung and Cushnie et Ochs opted to use a color palette that would make Barbie positively gleeful. Pink, purple and pastels that landed somewhere right in the middle, where shades that sashayed and stunned. These looks are prefect for a pretty, girly celebration!
From left to right: Prabal Gurung, Nanette Lepore, Cushnie et Ochs, Erin Fetherston
Hope you enjoyed the runway report and happy shopping!