NYFW trend update: this is what you’ll be wearing next summer

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After a hectic week of New York shows, we bring you the ultimate edit of S/S '16's most important trends

The message from New York was loud and clear: women want relaxed, easy and wearable pieces. And designers were giving it to them in spades. Sophisticated, loose-fitting silhouettes were seen everywhere, as well as several different takes on deconstructed  tailoring. Take note ladies - we're calling this the new way to dress.

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Bombs away
If you invest in one summer jacket - make it the bomber. The ultimate trans-seasonal piece, the key this spring is to look for a style that is longline rather than the cropped versions of seasons past.

Cold shoulders
Peek-a-boo shoulders made yet another appearance this season, distinguished from their off-the-shoulder cousin by the presence of straps. Offering a tantalising glimpse of bare shoulder, it's a sexy look that doesn't reveal too much.

Crop it
Keep working on those abs because crop tops are here to stay next spring. The key is to mix back an elegant crop with low slung wide leg pants and a flat sandal for a modern and sporty look. Seen at Alexander Wang, Rosie Assoulin and Michael Kors.

Deconstructed layers
One of the freshest look seen on the New York catwalks, this trend meshes elements of pyjama dressing with sharp tailoring. While trench coats were aplenty, the key to this look lies in its masculine appeal. One of Buro's favourite S/S '16 trends, our pick of the shows was Givenchy's feminine take.

Bridal detailing
An array of intricately detailed gowns shown at NYFW were reminiscent of a fairytale princess bride. From soft fringing at Givenchy to delicate lace panelling at Rodarte - these looks brought back ethereal femininity.

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Festival florals
The ultimate floral festival dresses were seen on the runways of Coach and Tommy Hilfiger. Add a military jacket and pair of wellies and you're practically Kate Moss, ready for Glastonbury.

Stringing along
Long, loose strings hanging from jackets, dresses and pants were the latest detailing trend this season. Purely ornamental (and a potential fire safety hazard), it's a fun look and a more subtle approach to the heavy fringing featured last A/W.

Boudoir dressing
Underwear as outerwear made its way back to the runway, with an array of slinky nightie-style dresses seen at Calvin Klein, Givenchy and Wes Gordon.

The man-style pinstripe is back this spring, embodying modern tailoring at its best with a subtle nod to updated power dressing. Our pick? The perfectly styled pinstripes at Givenchy.

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Relaxed tailoring
Forget bodycon - low slung wide leg pants and loose fitting jackets offer a relaxed, effortless and - most importantly - comfortable look. The laidback silhouettes aren't just modern and fresh, they're also perfect for spring weather. 

Safari time
A timeworn classic - this season's safari suit is less structured, with a subtle fluidity of shape aided by use of softer fabrications. It's a look that's always done best by Mr Kors.

Sexy splits
Get out those pins - this season's longer hemlines are made sexier with thigh-high splits. Our pick of the pack? Dion Lee.

Soft goth
Delicate lace and tulle mixed back with velvety, liquid silk satins were seen at Givenchy, Rodarte and Vera Wang. It's both sexy and mysterious, but with a sweet edge.

To dye for
Sexy tie dye was shown at Altuzarra and Thakoon in deep shades of green, red and blue - making a strong case for the ancient technique as the perfect print for summer vacations.

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