As expected with each new fashion year comes a variety of looks that both envelope the future and relish the past, and women’s ready to wear was no exception. Featuring a plethora of styles both good and bad, it seems that the primary look for the upcoming spring looks is a mixture of Mod and Modern in kicked up neon-pastels and futuristic metallics. Silhouettes and palettes may turn flowier and towards the exotic once summer hits, but for now, surreal and washed out looks and tones are the big selling point. The majority of styles reminisce of tailored garments which nod toward a Euro/London menswear style and close with a feminine finish. While not all styling found is terribly flattering on the female form, the waist and decollate are key sexual focal points in much of the clothing- as waists are being accentuated with smart belts and figure hugging dresses, or ignored with Twiggy-type shifts. The necklines also vary in the extremes, either covering it all or dropping to bare all.
Lots of love,
Just felt like throwing this in here, because it’s beautiful!
Some lovely window displays went up in the Big Apple for the Lunar New Year, and while I could have lunmped them into my last post I felt that they needed their own blip.
Found a great blog in my research for window displays in the 212… and behold, Donna Karan’s nightmare….Almost as bad as the sassy phrased velour track pants and sweats that can be seen on college broads the world over….
TO THE BLOG! http://sohowindows.blogspot.com/
Go to it, it’s neat. A lot of what I’ve spotted in that blog are glimpses of what makes 212 great. Visions of these nooks and crannies, the kind that make out of town folk cringe and locals rejoice. If you can’t find it, you won’t ‘infect’ it with your middle America-ness, amirite??
But beyond that, it also showcases one of the few places in America where you can still find a plethora of small boutiques and businesses that flourish- even if only for a brief time. The good news? Once the light dies on the little boutique, another new flavor of the month is ready to swoop in and take it’s place.
The issue with this blog though is that it’s frightfully slow in updating, which presents quite the challenge for viewers like me. But free press is never on time. And thus- I move on. Google, save me!….
Google…? Hello? Oh, you only have a zillion posts for holiday displays? Santa is great and all- but ….I finally found a flickr stream that’s updated frequently and has the info on when and where this stuff is…. and the results are in: Bright pop colors (Especially LEMON!), mod themes and Leah’s favorite: the Burberry metallics.
With the ebb and flow of hemline changes, comes the tides of shorts. I personally don’t care for this style, because it tends to chop long beautiful legs right in half- emphasizing a chunky dumpy sad girl look…however we can’t love things all the time, right?
Pleats add to the dumpy sad girl shorts look- making slender women seem wider, and not in a good way. But I must say that this look does seem to be striking gold across the catwalks in NYC shows, and I’m sure once the snow melts New Yorkers will be gobbling this look up.
Let’s just remember that adding heels to a pair of these awkward shorts does NOT make them any better. Wear trousers, a skirt….some nice palazzo pants perhaps?
Geisha Styling, oragami inspiration with strict lines and bold color choices. Kimono sleeves and even tabi shoes! Such a fun and interesting look that to me is a total nod to the exciting ‘cartoon’ styling that I feel will be huge in the upcoming seasons.
These looks are exaggerated and make a huge statement, and I’ve noticed the looks to relish the use of alternative and innovative fabrics such as patent leather and PVC.
I’m noticing a very blocky look in much of the major upcoming trends, with acute attention paid to tailoring and color usage.
Pinterest board for fall fashion in NYC
Here’s a link to the pinterest board Leah and Emily started for the 212style blog. Find a ton of links inside that show off the most common trends found on the New York Fashion week runways!