Top 9 Trends for Spring
- Vintage Redux :It seems a post-minimalist world is one with pussy-neck bows, embroidery, embellishment, lamé, layers and retro shapes with sharply modern updates. The word on these mash-up runways are “more is more.”
- Pajama Party:Whether cotton poplins, floral satins or star-spangled silks are preferred, designers are releasing two-piece pajama sets from the confines of the bedroom. Wear your elevated pjs on the streets with pride.
- Give The Slip: While some may proclaim minimalism is dead, that ’90s staple, the slip dress, is making a comeback. This time, simple strappy numbers are replaced with slips that imbue bits of lace, ruching and graphic color play.
- Solid Stripes: The stripe story for spring is all about coloring between the lines, indeed. Bold, layered shades lend even more interest to this graphic tale.
- Que Linda: Perhaps the book on designer shelves going into the season was “The Sun Also Rises,” because the Euro country of favor is decidedly Spain. Flamenco ruffles, off-the-shoulder details and shocks of red have us dreaming of Barcelona in the spring.
- In Sequins: All the glimmers isn’t necessary gold. The sparkle of choice for spring is unabashedly blingy paillettes built to light up the night.
- Bomb Squad:Your light spring jacket is going to be the bomb. Cropped, voluminous styles lend a sporting vibe to everything from dresses to leather trousers and hot pants.
- The New Romantics: Whoever said romance is dead has not yet perused the latest catwalks. Feathers, ruffles, pastels, cream, chiffon and sheer details add up to the sort of earnestly pretty frocks that make even the most cynical fashion girl swoon.
- Petal Pushers: The floral story for spring rings in somewhere between demure, ultra-feminine and even ironic. Think ladylike frocks with English garden patterns and Victorian ruffles, sheer black florals and edgy grunge prints.
(Source Cowan: Harper’s Bazaar)