Designers opt for elegance, ease in spring New York collections

A model presents a creation from Naeem Khan Spring/Summer 2014 collection during New York Fashion WeekBy Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) – Soft, billowing fabrics in muted colors with bursts of yellow, cobalt blue, black and red dominated the runways on Tuesday at New York Fashion Week as designers showing their spring/summer 2014 collections looked back to earlier, elegant eras. With pleated, wide-legged trousers, sheer blouses, beaded, backless column gowns and tailored dresses and skirts, many styles were reminiscent of the 1920s and '30s. … USA, LLC