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Instead of a weekly pick, we’re kicking off a series for NYFW. What are you wearing to celebrate this fashion holiday?

This week, hundreds of fashionistas, bloggers, models, and photographers descend on the streets of NYC for a feast of fashion. We’ll be following along from the Burda office, and taking inspiration for next season’s sewing. From now until the catwalk closes September 12, we’ll bring you one of our favorite looks from the day’s shows, and tips on recreating it. Feeling inspired? Tag your projects with “NYFW Spring 2014”, and we’ll pull them into a special gallery!

What better way to highlight the Spring 2014 shows than Honor’s latest collection. Designer Giovanna Randall is known for feminine clothes, and this collection doesn’t disappoint. The high buttoning collars, the floral tap pants, the sixties pastels like coral and powder blue… I love it all!

The full on mix-and-match florals would be a little overwhelming at the office, but this is great inspiration for mixing prints in smaller doses. Take the skirt and tank ensemble below. Honor gave mint floral patch pockets to the wallpaper-print skirt, but you could tone down the look by making the skirt in a solid color. Or, find your contrast in texture: a lace color, satin cuffs, sequined pockets.

I look to the runway for bits of inspiration, and don’t try to copy full looks. Try the Lace Panel Shirt for a bit of texture play, rock the tap pants from the this set under a blazer for a night out, or make the Chiffon Blouse in floral chiffon and contrasting satin for a beautiful, and subtle, take on these Honor blouses.

Also key to this show’s funky-botanical mood? A smoky eye, barely blushing lip, and Bardot-style loose ponytail.

Tell us your favorite show from today!

All Honor photos Marcus Tondo/Indigitalimages.com

Fabrics shown from Spoonflower.com and MoodFabrics.com.


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    Sep 8, 2013, 09.36 AMby purplegoat

    I’m still working through the chiffon blouse with black contrast – its actually been a bit more fiddly than I thought it would be!

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      Sep 9, 2013, 02.55 AMby MandieW

      Can’t wait to see your finished product!

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    Sep 8, 2013, 09.29 AMby dayocouture

    I’m creating 2 outfits for a beauty blogger to storm the London fashion week but will follow the NYFW for plus-size recreate inspiration.

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    Sep 7, 2013, 09.43 PMby chetange

    Beautiful spring looks. I want all of them. But instead I will settle to recreate some of them.

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