SPRING FEVER: Fashion week recap

We may have yet another brutal winter in store, but knowing what great things Spring fashion has to offer is of some comfort for sure. Here are just a few trends that caught our eye:

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It seems appropriate and perhaps not so coincidental that oriental-inspired looks appeared all over S/S 15 runways… considering that the Met Costume Institute recently announced its 2015 exhibition, to be called “Chinese Whispers: Tales of the East in Art, Film, and Fashion.” This trend tends to recirculate every few years, so we say bring on those origami prints, kimono sleeves and obi belts (definitely the obi belts)! (Only in non-racist good taste, of course).
(from left: Carven, Gucci, Hervé Léger, Andrew Gn)


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It’s always exciting to see allover red looks on the runway, but we are especially loving this half-step down the color spectrum to red orange. If you’re going to eschew the spring florals then this is your ticket to statement dressing. This could literally stop traffic.
(from left: A.F. Vandevorst, Akris, Antonio Berardi, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi)


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To paraphrase Meryl Streep’s character in The Devil Wears Prada, florals for spring isn’t exactly groundbreaking. Not that the revival of 60s/70s hippie chic is terribly innovative either, but the combination of the two seemed like a popular theme this year. It’s a softer look for sure, but we could get on board with crochet dresses and fringed vests (fringe, always a favorite). The return of bellbottoms might take some more convincing… or maybe we’re extra excited about it.
(from left: Alberta Ferretti, Dries van Noten, Marchesa, Emilio Pucci)


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For lovers of jewel tones like us, the idea of darker shades like deep emerald is fabulous for spring. Fall/Winter collections showcased this hue quite a bit, but these looks move us more into ‘forest green’ territory, many even incorporating jungle-inspired details and prints.
(from left: 3.1 Philip Lim, Erdem, Tibi, Marni)


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Save it for a rainy day. Transparent PVC details in jackets and tops are either an expression of futuristic fashion or a major upgrade for raingear. Or maybe both. Here at Karla Colletto, we love using less conventional materials like this to mix it up. Plus you can show off your outfit underneath (maybe a cute swimsuit too?)
(from left: Lisa Perry, MSGM, Osklen, Thom Browne) 

October 14, 2014 |

Style files: Tahiti

Forget Oktoberfest, let’s go the South Pacific! Tahiti sounds nice… right before the rainy season and just in time for a pre-holidays detox. If you go in November, you could even get a good deal on cruises and airfare, not to mention a lighter crowd, though you might be in for rain as well. Believe us, if we could hop on a plane (or a boat) tomorrow, we would!

If you’re traveling to tropical places this month, what will you bring? This look is a great beach or pool outfit when paired with a wide-brimmed hat and thrown over a strapless Karla suit. With some minimal island-appropriate jewelry it can be a perfect ensemble for touring and dining on the mainland. You can even rock this dress into the evening–just update your jewelry, swish on some mascara, and swap out the sandals for some strappy heels.

Karla Colletto Strapless Twist Bandeau / Mickey Lynn Crystal & Marquis earrings /
Oliver Peoples Marbled Square Emmy sunglasses / Diane von Furstenberg Annie washed silk maxi dress /
Chloe Marcie large shoulder bag / Melissa Odabash Laurianne wide-brimmed hat /
Ettika Hamsa layered necklace / Jules Smith slinky bracelet /
Sondra Roberts woven minaudiere / Marni ankle-strap gladiator sandals




(photos via Tahiti Tourism North America)





Trunk shows coming up!

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Don’t miss out on these upcoming events in the tri-state area!
The first one of the season kicks off in New York in just two weeks!
Whether you’re shopping for a winter getaway or just itching to try on your favorite piece from the Cruise 2015 collection, we always love to see you there!

Thursday, October 16 – Saturday, October 18
1252 Madison Avenue
New York, NY

Thursday, October 23 – Friday, October 24
1051 3rd Avenue
New York, NY

Great Shapes
Saturday, November 15
20 East Mount Pleasant Avenue
Livingston, NJ

Great Shapes
Saturday, December 6
190 Mineola Avenue
Roslyn Heights, NY

Shirley & Company
Friday, January 23
8120 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA

Shirley & Company
Saturday, January 24
42 Greenfield Avenue
Ardmore, PA



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