New York Fashion Week drew to a close yesterday, and while we battle our jet lag and get set for London's shows we've found time to filter through what we saw on the runway.
NY's offerings are the first indication of what we're going to want in our wardrobe's next spring (we like to plan ahead), so which trends have we spotted so far?
As seen at Preen, Ralph Lauren, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Diane von Furstenberg, Victoria Beckham and Prabal Gurung, the eye-popping brights in your wardrobe are set to be replaced by shades of mint, sherbet orange and pastel pink. But don't panic - thanks to the clean silhouettes and modern shapes, they're anything but sickly sweet.
Romantic bias-cut gowns
According to Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and Philosophy, the most covetable dresses are barely-there, diaphonous slips in flowing silk and satin with hints of lace. We're keeping our fingers crossed for a heatwave.
Modern grunge meets sportswear
A 90s grunge vibe may have influenced the collections at Narciso Rodriguez, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Theyskens' Theory, Maria Cornejo and Helmut Lang but make no mistake - this is a streamlined, polished look. Draped biker jackets teamed with sporty tailored trousers, leather parkas, cobweb knits and long, lean layering are key.
Summer's favourite theme was revisited at Proenza Schouler, Michael Kors and Donna Karan, but with none of the usual cliches in sight. Instead they offered up re-worked animal prints, crocheted raffia and hand-dyed linen.
Perhaps taking their cue from London's crop of print-savvy designers New York's hottest labels have fully embraced the colourful world of print for spring. At Altuzarra, Proenza Schouler, Preen, Thakoon and Prabal Gurung we spotted Hawaiian palm trees, pastel checkerboards, vibrant paisley and pixelated florals.