New York Fashion Week: Top Trends

All the big trends from the spring 2014 catwalks.

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Spring 2014 is all about showing the midriff. Here, a wrap top plays peek-a-boo at Proenza Schouler.
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CALIFORNIA COOL: A number of designers were looking west for spring 2014, yielding collections stocked with references to surf and skate culture. At J.Crew, designer Tom Mora offered up these decidedly radical Hawaiian print board shorts. Kowabunga, dude.
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CALIFORNIA COOL: You don't have to be a beach bum to appreciate the oversize boardshorts and button-down printed shirts at Tommy Hillfiger--though the look would look extra fetching with a surf board under one arm.
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CALIFORNIA COOL: Los Angeles and all its resident subcultures provided ample fodder for Rodarte's spring 2014 collection, which was a romp through their '80s babies childhoods complete with backwards baseball caps, open button-downs and slashed denim.
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SHAG CARPET: Phillip Lim added a fluffy shag texture to his spring 2014 collection, which took inspiration from geodes and natural rock formations. We're not sure if this fuzzy texture had its origins in a geology textbook, but we dug it nonetheless.
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SHAG CARPET: Intriguingly, a very similar texture popped up at Proenza Schouler, this one made to look like a Moroccan throw-rug with a windowpane motif.
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GRAPHIC TEES: Whatever statement you're looking to make, don't be afraid to spell it out next season. Designers like Jeremy Scott--who produced this awesome "I'm a Mess" knit in neon yellow--added cheeky graphic tees into the mix for a sassy, rude-high-schooler appeal.
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GRAPHIC TEES: If you grew up in the '90s then you remember the proliferation of parental warnings on everything from VHS tapes to posters at school. Brilliantly, Alex Wang re-appropriated the familiar warning on a series of graphic tees and printed sweatshirts.
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CROP IT: Wang also championed the ubiquitous crop top, which was already having a major moment this summer and showed no sign of slowing for spring 2014. Ladies, to your yoga mat--time for a set of crunches.
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CROP IT: Thakoon had a sleek, simple take on the crop top trend, pairing a belly-baring sleeveless tank with a slim pencil skirt.
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CROP IT: At Maria Cornejo, the look was more boxy than skimpy, with full sleeves and a deep V neckline.
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CROP IT: For a more organic (though no less alluring) effect, Proenza Schouler wrapped a thin metallic fabric into a criss-crossed crop top.
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METALLICS: Dark metallics in unusual fabric treatments made a shimmery splash on the spring runways, starting with Richard Chai's steely-blue sequined shift dress with a low drop waist.
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METALLICS: Metallic-spackled leather at Phillip Lim felt fresh and fashion-forward but still imminently wearable.
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SWING LOW: Fall was all about the mini skirt, but come spring, we'll all be rocking knee-skimming skirts like this breezy cotton number from Suno in blue and white stripe.
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SWING LOW: Derek Lam also extended his hemlines for spring, pairing a white cotton pencil skirt that hit below the knee with a belted white peplum jacket.
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SWING LOW: Sure, they may only suit the tall girls, but that doesn't stop us from lusting after Proenza's extra-long skirts, which swished just above models' ankles.
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WHITE OUT: When in doubt, reach for white: just about every collection we saw this season featured a crisp, all-white look or two (or three, or four). Among our faves: a frilly white sundress and technical moto jacket at Altuzarra.
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WHITE OUT: For a simpler take, peep Jenni Kayne's easy-breezy white tank, which was draped across the front, and wide-leg sailor pants.
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WHITE OUT: Why rock one shade of white when you could try two? Rag & Bone paired a cream-colored tank with a bright white knee-length skirt to create a more dynamic look.
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WHITE OUT: At Suno, a crisp white poplin popover paired perfectly with a knee-skimming skirt cut from the same fabric--perfect for a steamy summer day.
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