This year’s fashion week defined the upcoming ready-to-wear season. When it comes to what shades will be on the cutting edge, the combination of black and white is proving its power, while icy pastels and hints of pink are getting into the mix. Now they head off to the next round of shows in London, Milan and Paris.
Socks are cool again? Yes, in fact, they hit the runway more often than usual. You don’t tend to see them on the runway but their appearance made a statement. Be they sparkly and decorative or straight-up utilitarian, they are here to stay!
A-list designer Ralph Lauren had a collection that featured elegant cashmere and chiffon gowns, some drenched in glistening bead. All in only colors of cream, mauve or gray. Elsa Fralon, website editor for Belgian Elle, says, “Really, really classy.”
At this year’s fashion week collections featured clothing not just for the runway but for the streets, better known as Street Style. Ready-to-wear fashion rocks out on the runway with patterns and more and more bright colors.
As usual, Marc Jacobs takes center stage at this year’s fashion week. His collection featured a series of pieces in soft pastels: pinks and peaches, and neutrals—brown, grey, and white. Many viewed his collection as dark and mysterious, but there was also a soft hint of true beauty behind it all.
Not only did Marc Jacobs take center stage on the runway, but offstage as well. How could that be? Well, people lined up for his noteworthy perfume, but they did not pay in cash. They simply had to use a hashtag on Twitter. Customers take pictures, and share them using the Daisy hashtag. They then show a salesperson their posts, and they get a pocket-sized perfume bottle in return. There is no better way to market than to have your product owned by everyone and anyone.
Not only are colors taking over the runway, but one must not forget to keep an eye out for textures and all sorts of prints. Shades of plum, lavender, gray and black are all a must! Don’t be afraid to experiment with contrasting prints that show your true colors!
Fashion week consists of eight days. Throughout those eight days people attend and see the top collections. They witness how dedicated the designers are season after season to continue creating even better products than the last. Fashion Week tends to remind a lot of people how creativity keeps moving. All those painstaking hours of work are always proven worthwhile at Fashion Week.
Top designers cap off New York Fashion Week with a nod to America. They make a fashionable finale with bold fashion statements like no other.
Don’t be afraid to update your closet and have fun with colors you never thought you would. There is always room for chic yet elegant styles to fill up your wardrobe.
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