Archive for the ‘trends’ Category

Trends: This Buds for You

April 12, 2010

 Florals large and small are making a big impact in intimates for fall,

Trends: Bubblicious – Bubble Skirts

March 3, 2010

The bubble skirt phenomenon may have started in the fall but the trend is carrying over into spring as well. Bubble skirts will continue to be seen in the form of single garments as well as on dresses. They are perfect for glamorous looks but can be dressed down as well. The bubble skirt is a form of draping with a gathered hem. The idea of the look is to create a bubble like appearance on the skirt, thus giving it it’s namesake. H&M and Forever 21 make bubble skirts as does luxe designer Phillip Lim. Paired with the right pieces, such as a fitted tank or sleek cardigan, the bubble skirt offers versatility and style.

Trends: Cotton Candy

February 12, 2010
Gabriele Colangelo Spring 2010

Candy cool colors are a delectable wardrobe treat for spring. Soft pinks, baby blues, lush lavenders and creams were seen on the palettes at runway shows for Alberta Ferretti,Chris Benz, Cynthia Rowley, Tibi and Lela Rose. Soft silks, crepe blends, and chiffons round out these delectable fashion treats.

Row 1: Chanel & Cynthia Rowley
Row 2: Chris Benz & Adamn 
Row 3: Lela Rose & Nicole Miller

Trend Report: Crop Shop

February 9, 2010
Viktor & Rolf

I have a love hate relationship with cropped pants. At times I have worn them and then I have looked back and said, “Okay, what was I thinking?” Well for Pre-Fall 2010 they are back and they’re looking better than ever. Designers like Yves Saint Laurent and Alexander Wang prefer a more glamorous cut, while Dsquared goes for a more casual look. Cropped pants are on the hot list for pre-fall and paired with blazers, a girly blouse and sky-high stilettos, they will make your entrance quite remarkable.

Pringle of Scotland
Alexander Wang

Trend Report: Cold Weather Gear Gets Stylish

January 4, 2010
Mary J. Blige wraps up in a chic scarf.

Stay chic while you stay warm with these fashionable warm weather accessories. Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean your style has to suffer! These pics are sure to turn heads, even in zero below degree weather.

Nine West
Carolina Amato
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Trend Report: Luxurious Layering for Pre-Fall 2010

December 29, 2009
J. Mendel

Spring kicks off in high-gear with layered looks effects for pre-fall 2010.

Calvin Klein
 Dolce & Gabbana
Rachel Roy
Pringle of Scotland
Jason Wu
Alexander Wang
Roberto Cavalli

Trends: Trenchcoats Are In for 2010

December 23, 2009
Calvin Klein

Forget about your ordinary khaki trench coat, spring 2010 is bringing a rainbow of styles and colors perfect for every wardrobe.

Anne Klein
Matthew Ames
Zac Posen

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Trend Tuesday: Get Shorty

December 1, 2009
Above: Level 99 denim short.

Who wears short shorts? We do! And for spring they’ll be seen. Designers are cranking out their own sassy versions of the classic denim short, some long, some not, but almost always hot! With these Daisy Duke inspired bottoms, Beyonce would be proud.

Blessed and Cursed; Sanctuary Clothing
Guess; Mek Denim 
J. Brand; Amethyst Jeans

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Trends: Silver Belles

November 16, 2009
 Elie Saab

Shiny metallic silver looks are fierce and hot for the holiday season. Make your presence felt in a sleek fitted dress or

Hervé Léger, $1,850 @

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Fashion & Style News: Shoppers Prefer Eco

October 27, 2009

A report by Grail Research confirms that more shoppers are turning toward eco-friendly shopping in apparel and health and beauty markets. The Green Revolution has made a significant impact on the way people shop but it has not convinced everyone.

Many consumers say they simply have not found enough products to their liking to support the green effort and some products are not readily available. It also appears that many consumers equate eco-friendly as items made from recyclable material which is not always true.

The trend is heading toward more eco-friendly apparel but the process is still in its early stages. brands like Zara, H&M and Mark & Spencer have already honed in on eco-friendly apparel. Quite frankly the younger generation is more interested in green purchases than their elder counterparts but textile and apparel industry executives are positive that will turn around.