Just as temperatures began to reflect autumn's imminent arrival on the East Coast, designers in New York City showed their visions for spring 2014 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
While many of the collections this go-round seemed to focus on safe, predictable choices, other designers took risks and attacked trends head-on. For those ready to get a jump on next year's styles, here's a primer on the top trends and the best labels of the season.
Sassy skirts: From textured feather numbers in assorted colors to mesh flared skirts from Milly, spring is all about skirts with attitude.
Island patterns: Tracy...