Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom (PressExposure) September 29, 2009 -- The fashion weeks are well under way and Models Direct has been picking up on some of the trends that have been emerging. There are some that you might already recognise, still sticking around from last season, as well as some new styles to look out for. Here are just a few trends to keep an eye on for spring/summer 2010, direct from New York Fashion Week.
Military style. The military trend that is popular for autumn is still present in the spring/summer fashion shows. Designers including Anna Sui and Marc Jacobs both carried on the military jacket trend in their spring collections.
Ruffles. Marc Jacobs complemented these tailored jackets with an explosion of girly ruffles. He may have taken it to an extreme, but this is certainly a trend that can be taken in a more wearable direction for spring as can be seen on models in the Doo Ri collection. The effect gives the impression of wind and movement, a theme that is also present in the Preen and Badgley Mischka collections. Layering has also been popular, whether it's the layering of garments or of the fabric itself.
Prints. There has been a big contrast between colours at NYFW with both pastels and brights being popular. Prints have been abundant in both colour trends, with Adam choosing delicate butterflies, Diane von Frustenberg's ranging from ethereal flowers to animal print and DKNY opting for bold, abstract florals. All are perfect for spring and summer.
Rock'n'Roll. Vera Wang kept it dark, using black and charcoal tones. The collection was quite gothic with huge spider-web necklaces, layered sheer fabric skirts and dresses - think gothic tutus and sequined embellishments. Ethical label Noir maintained the biker glam trend with black leather.
Cut-outs. This is an interesting theme, and despite being quite impractical it is still noticeable on the catwalks at NYFW for next season. Max Azira's collection kept it organised and sophisticated with "paper lantern-like dresses" and metallic cage styles, while the Rodarte models kept it edgy in the Death Valley inspired collection.