Trend Watch: The New Minimalism

Sleek, simple looks for spring recalled '90s minimalism with none of those unflattering, shapeless silhouettes.

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Sleek, simple looks for spring recall '90s minimalism with none of the unflattering, shapeless silhouettes. At Calvin Klein, brightly-colored dresses were fuss-free but still fun and lively.
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A clean white look from Chloe features a simple knee-length pencil skirt and the perfect cotton tee.
Celine's Phoebe Philo could be credited with the resurrection of '90s minimalism. A plunging V-neck and floaty drape make this simple black dress anything but ordinary.
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Jil Sander's square-shaped white tank and sweeping maxi skirt are quintessential summer chic.
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BCBG is typically known for their flashy, frilly evening gowns, but Max Azria stripped down the collection for spring with bare-bones shapes like this easy one-shoulder cocktail dress.
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Bottega Veneta's fuss-free t-shirt dress calls for a sunhat and an afternoon by the seashore.
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At Cushnie et Ochs, simple white dresses in a range of easy silhouettes ruled the runway.
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At DSquared, clean black pants and a classic white oxford were a recipe for easy minimalist chic.
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The only embellishment on Lanvin's dramatic silk shirt-dresses were the thigh-high skirt slits.
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The perfect plain tank dress by Michael Kors requires few accessories other than a belt and oversize satchel.
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Phillip Lim's easy t-shirt dresses came with flattering floaty sleeves and asymmetrical hemlines.
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Prabal Gurung's crisp white cocktail dress would be perfect for a summer lawn party or elegant evening out.
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Crisp white suits like this one from Preen are as appropriate for the office as they are for a weekend outing.
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Likewise, Ralph Lauren's perfectly pleated slacks and plain white button-down will never go out of style.
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Reed Krakoff put a futuristic spin on the minimalism trend by experimenting with new layering techniques, adding a short white blazer over a mid-length tunic and trousers.
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