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5 Hot Trends Spotted at the #NYFW Spring 2016 Shows

From Alexander Wang to Custo Barcelona, here's what we're adding to our closets ASAP. 

By Imani Ellis

As hundreds of models, journalists, and fashionistas pound the pavement of Manhattan in search of what Spring 2016 has to offer, one cannot help but notice the hot trends that the future of fashion has in store for us. Here, we recap five of the hottest trends we’ve seen thus far on New York Fashion Week runway.


Photo: Rodin Banica

Never one to disappoint, Son Jung Wan’s Spring 2016 collection, entitled “The Gentle Beauty of Nature” opened with a stunning metallic rose skirt. Silver, gold, teal, and lilac metallic was incorporated throughout the entire collection which included beaded jumpers, peek-a-boo cut out dresses, boat neck sleeveless dresses, and multi-colored sequin strapless rompers.

Bravolebrity To Sport it Best? Sonja Morgan and Lisa Rinna


Over at the Academy of Art University Show, eight students were given the opportunity to debut their thesis collections. Max Lu and Jingci Jessie Wang’s 2016 collection was a standout for sure and usedhigh quality fabrics and new materials such as lame, metallic, leather, and sequins to present her collection. Showcasing over-sized tunics, jackets, and blazers, the pieces was inspired by the art of dreaming and incorporated a pastel toned canvas which was architectural and futuristic.

Mehrzad Hemati's 2016 collection blurred gender lines incorporating menswear elements into the cotton, silk charmeuse, duchess satin and organza. Long robes and silk capes flowed down the run way and featured custom closures, which were designed to look like piercings.

Bravolebrity To Sport it Best? Yolanda Foster and Caroline Manzo 


The Custo Barcelona Spring 2016 collection was an amazing colorful explosion filled with vibrant patterns and bright hues. Paired with equally as exciting handbags, the collection included flirty mini-dresses, flowy tunics, sheer statement blouses and mixed prints. Incorporating a mix of flared pants and textured aqua textured shorts, the color palette for the various looks were inspired by nature: petal pink, emerald green, violet, white gardenia, mauve, fuchsia, lime, tangerine, and Mediterranean blue came together harmoniously in the pieces. Juxtaposed to the colorful landscape, black remained an important constant tying the entire collection together.

Offering a splash of color, Francesca Liberatore’s color palette was limited but bold. Bright oranges and oxblood were matched with bleached white and ashy black for a stark contrast on the runway. Off the shoulder floor length dresses and sheer robes were both sensual and sophisticated.

Bravolebrity To Sport it Best? Kenya Moore, Juliet Angus and Quad Webb-Lunceford


Libertine presented a fun and playful Spring/Summer 2016 collection that included colorful chains, pulsating patterns, neon, and glitter. A deliberate DIY aesthetic, Libertine was exciting and provided a breath of fresh air as the models laughed and skipped down the runway in their collaged tunics and rock–and-roll inspired ensembles. Standouts included a silver sequin jogging suit, a matching pants suit covered in silver sequin forks and a black sheer gown covered in multi-covered gems. Proving that the faux fur trend is here to stay, Libertine incorporated a gray and black multicolored faux fur jacket that was incredibly stunning.

Bravolebrity To Sport it Best? Annabelle Neilson and Meghan King Edmonds


Celebrating the 10th anniversary of his eponymous brand, Alexander Wang showcased the ultimate street style on the runway with mesh, army green, athletic hoodies, leather, and spikes. The show closed with a leather-fringed dress paired with white sneakers and red shoe laces. Chains were incorporated throughout the collection on bras, earrings and belts for the ultimate urban grunge ensemble that looked both comfortable and chic.

Bravolebrity To Sport it Best? Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Melissa Gorga

See how Bravolebs are celebrating NYFW below.

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