Layering & Collage - at Louise Goldin, trousers and a tunic and a vest went together and panels of fabrics gave the illusion of layers. Patchwork florals and tartans at 3.1 Philip Lim had a grunge vibe while Proenza Schouler worked with panels of python skin. Stripes, tablecloth tartans and scarves at Marc by Marc Jacobs felt a bit street urchin/early Madonna, with a DIY feeling, and at Rodarte an amalgam of texture and pattern that felt like sci-fi fantasy. At Thom Browne, there were stripes, tartans, checks and gingham.
Flat shoes - low heels and flats with winklepicker-style points at Marc Jacobs; at 3.1 Philip Lim patent shoes and ankle boots. At Victoria Beckham we saw black leather lace-up sandals and buckled monochrome monk shoes.
Sporting trend - still a strong element in the collections. We saw retro sporting colour combinations at Louise Goldin, slinky shorts, vest tops, polo shirts and sweater style tops at Reed Krakoff, silver lightweight jackets at Milly by Michelle Smith and similar ice blue styles at Richard Chai, mixed with athletic shorts and tops.
Bra-tops - seen at Peter Som, Edun, Mara Hoffman, Richard Chai, Giulietta and Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti.
Sheer fabrics - seen at Richard Chai, Mara Hoffman, Y-3 and Vivienne Tam. Reed Krakoff's entire collection worked with sheer to gorgeous effect.
Big bold stripes - at Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors and Tommy Hilfiger. Expect stripes to be everywhere next spring.
A-line/skater skirts - spotted at Richard Chai, Peter Som and Victoria Beckham.
Peekaboo cut-outs - Richard Chai's sporty versions, Mara Hoffman's dresses bared pockets of flesh at the wast and Michael Kors' sfloor-length black dresses flashed some skin on the chest.