As NYFW continues, new trends develop for the upcoming spring season

(THE PICKET)—As New York Fashion Week continues, we can already tell that the bohemian style is in for the Spring 2016 season.

Designers like Victoria Beckham gave their show a “carefree attitude.” The former Spice Girl designed an urban surf (not to be confused with California surf) collection that brings the beach vibe to the city.

Beckham’s show took place Sunday in lower Manhattan.

The show began with models strutting the runway in white knit dresses. As the show progressed, it was obvious that print was the focal point of the collection.

The print was what Beckham called the “urban surf print” with surf scene fabrics covered in black brush strokes.

The 41-year-old designer said since Asia is her fastest growing market, there are plenty of Asian inspired prints throughout the collection.

Beckham also noted that her collection is not designed for size zero but for women of all shapes and sizes.

As the Sunday shows continued, Opening Ceremony took the runway giving a whole new meaning to runway accidents.

As Candice Swanepoel demonstrated at the Givenchy show Friday night, even top models fall on the catwalk.

Opening Ceremony designers, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, worked closely with the New York City Ballet to have seven NYC ballet dancers dressed in their collection intentionally wipe out on the runway. Their falls were recovered by graceful ballet moves, choreographed by NYC ballet choreography resident, Justin Peck.

But that’s not all!

Madeline Stuart, an 18-year-old model from Australia, made history on Sunday as one of the first models with Down syndrome to walk the catwalk during NYFW.

The model strutted the runway in multiple looks from designer Hendrik Vermeulen’s Spring 2016 collection.

One of Stuart’s looks was a white gown covered by a metallic overlay with sheer ruffles. To complete the look, the model had her face painted with a shimmery blue color and rhinestones.

The Brisbane native’s website says that “she wants people to know that Down syndrome is a blessing, something to be celebrated” and that she “loves the camera.”

For more information on Madeline Stuart, visit her website at

NYFW is being streamed live all day until Sept. 17 on as well as on their mobile NYFW app. 

Hayley Butler is a staff writer for The Picket. She can be reached at or followed on Twitter @haybutler


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