Amy in Carmen Marc Valvo Spring 2013 at his office in NYC

The biggest names in high-fashion have descended upon the Big Apple, ready to send their Spring collections down the catwalk at the highly anticipated, 2014 Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. A frenzy of strappy sandals, bold prints, and mermaid gowns dominated the runway as famous designers debuted their take on what’s in and what’s out this season. Here are a few highlights from some of our favorite collections:

Donna Karan: The DKNY designer debuted a collection laden with cinched-waisted crop tops, heavy belts, and pops of color. With a transition to evening wear, Karen showed off flattering and romantic mermaid gowns and skirts, paired with bold, tops and plunging necklines. This line is the definition of sexy and sophisticated.


Carmen Marc Valvo revealed his take on Spring ’15 with flirty  sheer fabrics, bold prints, and sexy strapless tops. This line covers all the 50 shades of grey; colors that were very popular at the year’s Fashion Week.

The highly anticipated  Alexander Wang show did not disappoint. This collection, which Wang claims is “inspired by tennis-shoes” is funky, flirty, and fashionable. The high-waisted, tailored trousers, and wildly-printed tops are great for work and social hour. Pair this playful look with a cute clutch and some strappy sandals and you are ready for the evening!

Trends to Love and Trends to Hang Up:

IN: High Waisted- let the midriff show! This fun and flirty style made a comeback last Spring and is here to stay, but with a more updated, refined look. Bring this trendy look up to fashion code with a higher fit and a bold belt to accentuate the waist!

OUT: Asymmetry- This look is SO 2013. This Spring is all about the tailored look, with clean necklines and hemmed drapings. Go strapless or opt for the plunging neckline instead, and you’ll be the eye of envy at the next soiree.

IN: Tweed- Where vintage Chanel and modern fashion meet. It’s a beautiful thing…So get those form fitting tweed blazers and pencil skirts to the dry-cleaners ASAP, or update your wardrobe with some new takes on this classic design. Vintage or modern, there’s no way to go wrong with this look.