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New York Fashion Week spring/summer 2014: The highlights

by Ursula Dewey Published on 13 September 2013

New York Fashion Week spring/summer 2014 was a week's whirlwind of fashion risk-taking, celebrity spotting and OMG trends. As well as hot new styles, must-try make-up and sidewalk street style, it was the week we'll also remember for Rihanna's mullet debut and some serious new fashion contenders, including the microtrend for the uniboot...

No two fashion weeks are the same and now that New York's spring/summer 2014 shows have come to an end, we've had a chance to look back at the week that was. We've rounded up our fashion week highlights so get ready to reminisce...

Rihanna's mullet hairstyle

Rihanna's no stranger to changing up her tresses, but her latest foray into experimental hair was debuted on the front row where she showed off her brand new barnet. This time we feel she may have gone too far - even Rihanna can't get away with a mullet. She teamed her extreme new hairstyle with a vintage-punk ensemble; a silky vintage dress, choker necklace and some lump-of-chunk creepers.

Rihanna debuts her new mullet © Getty

The fashion pack got fooled

As much as we heart fashion, there's a moment where you just have to draw the line. Some of us mere mortals can't live in vinyl - no matter how hot the models make it look on the runway.

That's why we love these spoof interviews from American chat show host Jimmy Kimmel. He set up a team to interview hardcore fashion fans asking their opinion on faux trends like the melon head, the uniboot and faux designers who simply don't exist. The lengths these fashion fans will go to in order to sound style savvy is a must-see.

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Harper tried a fashion top knot

Harper Beckham may be tiny but she's a fashion force to be reckoned with. The tiny toddler made it onto her mummy's front row and sat next to American Vogue Editor Anna Wintour. Better yet, she was working a fashion top knot so sleek it would make Susie Bubble green-eyed with envy.

Victoria Beckham brought back the mule

Mules might be all kinds of comfy but they're the last thing we think of when it comes to got-to-have-it fashion.

We were pretty shocked to see style maven Victoria Beckham march her models down the runway wearing these ugly numbers - this is one trend we're so not on board with. ​The rest of Victoria Beckham's show was inspiring though (thankfully!) with clean line shapes and no fuss silhouettes. We loved her use of monochrome and geometric shapes. Check it out:

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The frow got fashion fierce

The New York fashion pack are always fighting fierce when it comes to their frow wear and as always there's plenty of A-listers to look out for. This year was no different and as well as a mullet-sporting RiRi there was Jessica Alba, Dita Von Teese, Christina Ricci and Solange Knowles. Of course there could only be one person who was immaculate every day of fashion week - Olivia Palermo. Oh to have that wardrobe.

The Frow © Getty

Hot new beauty trends

We're forever wanting to change up our look - and the NYFW beauty trends on parade have got us pining for next spring/summer already! From the barely there make-up at Sass & Bide to the bright blue eyeshadow at Marc by Marc Jacobs, next season is gonna be full of beauty contrasts.

We fell for the halo braids at Nicole Miller and the high shine hair at Ruffian - not to mention the inside-out braids at Oscar De La Renta. We're more than ready to embrace these looks from here on in.

Sass & Bide © Pixelformula

Rita Ora walked for DKNY

One of our fave moments this NYFW? Seeing Rita Ora strut her stuff down the DKNY runway - the girl looked like she was having the time of her life - check out that posing. Looks like if music doesn't work out she'll be in safe hands with modelling - no wonder she's Cara Delevingne's wifey.

Rita Ora at DKNY © Pixelformula

Fashion predictions

It wouldn't be fashion week without a touch of trend spotting. We got to grips with next season's must-try trends. The designers decided that next summer should be full of clean lines, geometric shapes, touch-me textures and look at me colours. From Californian cool to city boho and high drama glamour, this NYFW had it all.

Tory Burch © Pixelformula

What was your fave thing about this season's NYFW? Tweet us @sofeminineuk!

by Ursula Dewey

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