Fashion Week is usually seven days of intense fashion and little to no sleep.
This year’s event was no exception.
Mercedes-Benz’s New York Fashion Week ran from Sept. 4 – 11, debuting new upcoming trends from fashion collections designed for spring 2015.
With a jam-packed schedule of fashion favorites and new rising designers, Fashion Week 2014 brought several unexpected trends to the table.
The humorous, musical opening ceremony, written by Spike Jonze and Jonah Hill, starred celebrities such as Elle Fanning, John Cameron Mitchell of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”, Bobby Cannavale and Alia Shawkat from “Arrested Development.”
The performance featured Drake’s chart-topper “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” and kicked off the fashion-filled event.
Fashion Week had a lineup of different designers each day, including big names such as Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Alexander Wang and Betsey Johnson.
Social-media savvy fashion-lovers could live tweet during fashion week at #NYFWLive.
Comments praised new color schemes and prints, the diversity of the models, the energy electrifying the runway and the anticipation for favorite designers and styles.
Popular pieces that were among the most popular of the week included dresses by Zang Toi, classic silhouettes by Oudifu, the ‘70s flair of Georgine’s collection, the animal print and earth tones featured by David Tale and the ready-to-wear ease of Nanette Lepore’s on-the-go collection.
While some collections created structure and fluidity through clothing, others presented realistic styles the public could wear on vacation or for a night out.
The selections were versatile and sparked new inspiration for spring fashion.
While some trends like bejeweled fruit were appropriate for runway-only style, others such as tropical floral prints, rainbow colors, gold accents and sheer fabrics can be easily incorporated into upcoming spring collections in a street-style setting.
Some of the newest trends that caught the public’s eye included high-slit skirts and dresses, or the “lazy girl” style.
This featured clear or beige painted nails, minimal makeup, the comeback of baby hairs, pseudo cat-eyeliner and streaks of gray hair.
Ralph Lauren added some high-tech touches with a 4-D holographic, virtual runway that was projected over a pond in Central Park.
Hood by Air allowed a Great Dane to trot alongside one of their models.
Not only were the dog collars decked out with metal, but so were some of the models’ eyebrows.
Pierced eyebrows by Rodarte were one of the most talked about fashion statements of the week.
To top it off, Misha Nonoo featured a man wearing a dress and heels strutting down the catwalk, complete with an iced coffee in hand.
With a larger selection of culturally diverse models, some celebrities also made their way down the hot pink carpet.
Kendall Jenner walked the runway, flaunting fashions from Marc Jacobs, while Rihanna made multiple appearances throughout the week.
Miley Cyrus collaborated with Moschino designer Jeremy Scott, to create an accessory collection entitled “Dirty Hippie.”
According to Time Magazine, Cyrus’ accessories were critiqued as a “high-DIY-project” while The Guardian claimed they “looked like they were made of kids’ toys.”
The event also had a live Snapchat story that updated every time someone that was present sent a snapchat of the week to the New York Fashion Week account.
This way, whenever someone checked their Snapchat MyStory page, they could view all of the submitted NYFW 2014 snapchats as they happened.
Online bloggers praised the “culture meets fashion” theme throughout fashion week, claiming that NY Fashion Week 2014 has been the most diversified runway show yet.
Editor’s Note: The information used in this article was from newyorkfashionweeklive.com, The Huffington Post, Style, T Magazine, Time Magazine and The Guardian.