Spring  2014 collections have hit the runways and I’ll be glued to my screen for the next five weeks watching every single show from New York, London, Milan and Paris. I pin the trending silhouettes, new colour combinations, and my favourite outfits along the way. This serves as inspiration for my own and my clients’ outfits for the upcoming season. I love watching the shows and breaking down what I see on the runways into bite-sized pieces. It brings me back to my fashion buying days, which I still miss from time to time. 

Although it’s early days because we’re only halfway through New York Fashion Week, it struck me that we might be heading into a skirt and dress season. And in particular, knee-covering skirts and dresses with movement. Many of the collections feature full skirts that are longer than minis. Variations on the trumpet skirt, which is fitted on the thigh but flares out with insets and godets further down the skirt, are especially strong. Circular skirts, pleated skirts and fit-and-flare dresses are also there.

Take a peek at some of my favourites, four days into the collections:

Derek Lam

Lela Rose


Christian Siriano

Creatures of the Wind (a favourite show)

I’ll be extremely pleased if these are the mainstream skirt and dress trends for the seasons to follow. I love knee-covering skirts that swish and move as you stride. Full skater skirts were aplenty this year, but only in mini skirt lengths. It’s high time retail offered longer and fuller skirt options alongside modern classic pencil skirts. That way we’ll probably wear skirts and dresses more frequently, especially to the office.

I want a trumpet midi skirt right now. Who else is feeling the midis with movement trend for Spring 2014?