Even though New York Fashion Week just ended, we wanted to revisit the Spring 2013 trends from the runways of last September. With warmer weather just around the corner, these are the looks to guide you as you plan your spring and summer sewing:
BLACK/WHITE: Think high contrast and go for bold black-and-white prints, like this DVF dress, or big stripes a la Marc Jacobs. Jason Wu demonstrated that color-blocking in black and white still looks fresh, and we love how Lela Rose used lace appliques to create a flattering silhouette. Mood fabrics for black-and-white sewing include: black ponte knit, silk/cotton voile bold print, off-white ponte knit.
ASIAN FLORALS: If you love prints, be on the lookout for delicate, Asian-influenced florals. You can go head-to-toe floral chic (Etro and Nanette Lepore), or you can limit the blooms to a pair of pants or skirt. Floral fabrics we love at Mood online include: Carolina Herrera taffeta (limited yardage), cotton batiste, embroidered silk shantung.
SHEER TOUCH: There was a lot of peekaboo on the Spring 2013 runways. We adore how just a hint of sheer can take a dress or top from ordinary to chic. How much sheerness you incorporate is up to you, which is why it's so much fun to sew your own clothes. Sheer fabrics from Mood include: ivory silk organza, blue iridescent silk chiffon, bright salmon sheer georgette.
BRIGHT BAZAAR: Colors were definitely on the bright, borderline-neon side this season. You'll cast off the winter blahs when you wear a top, dress or skirt made in one of these hues. Some of Mood's bright-colored fabrics include: bubblegum pink linen, aqua crepe de chine, neon green rayon jersey.