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:
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)
RED ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
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)
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)
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)
PLASTIC MAKES PERFECT
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)