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December 21, 2018
September 28, 2017
Some key trends from New York and London carried over into Milan Fashion Week, while others were being seen for the first time on the runway this season. These newer trends though, introduced by Italian brands, were just as bold and statement-making as their predecessors. One major trend for spring 2018 in both clothing and accessories is the use of feathers. Designers like Alberta Ferretti, Dolce & Gabbana, and Erika Cavallini all debuted feather-detailed pieces in their latest collections.
Giorgia Tordini and Gilda Ambrosio of Attico utilized feathers in the form of a cream colored handbag that accompanied the styling in their retro-inspired collection. On the bolder side of things, Jeremy Scott of Moschino opened his show with an extra-voluminous tulle tutu coated in pastel blue feathers. Dolce and Gabbana‘s elaborate spring 2018 show, with a theme described as “Queen of Hearts,” included a multi-colored coat completely canvassed in feathers.
Click through the slideshow above to see how other designers incorporated statement-making feathers into their spring 2018 collections.
March 31, 2017
The most popular accessories that have emerged for this upcoming spring 2017 season have been anything but subtle or minimalist. Looking back at the Spring/Summer 2017 fashion week shows, designers mainly chose statement jewelry, bags, and other accessories to complement the looks in their collections. The most prominent looks to keep an eye out for include statement earrings, oversized handbags, wide belts, skinny scarves, platform footwear, and chokers.
Both Balenciaga and Marni included oversized bags for spring in their shows, while Roberto Cavalli and Lanvin kept the choker trend moving along with large, beaded versions in their collections. To get a more affordable version of this bold look, try the GUESS Multi-Row Choker, available online at Macy’s for $20. For an accessory flattering on almost every body, try wearing a wide belt, which appeared in the shows for Balmain and Les Copains. To try out this look for less, check out Urban Outfitters’ Coco Corset belt, available online for $29.
Click through the slideshow above for other ideas on incorporating affordable versions of statement accessories into your wardrobe.
January 30, 2017
This past December, Pantone, the global authority of color trend information, debuted its newest color of the year: Greenery. Each color of the year choice is a symbolic representation of what is predicted to occur in global culture that year, and usually influences fashion, beauty, architecture, technology, food, and travel. Last year came with the release of not one, but two colors of the year, Rose Quartz and Serenity, a pale pink and pastel blue respectively. The pairing was meant to represent the recent blur of of gender norms in terms of fashion and everyday life, coinciding with gender equality movements around the world. The last time we saw a shade similar to this year was 2013’s color choice of Emerald, which was chosen to symbolize elegance and luxury.
Referred to as “nature’s neutral,” this years yellow-green tone carries the lightheartedness of the first days of spring, representing new beginnings, and a refreshing, revitalizing mood. Arriving in the midst of major changes to the social and political landscapes, Pantone wanted to evoke hopefulness, rebirth, and rejuvenation. Although the idea of “going green” is not a revolutionary one for 2017, the color also symbolizes a growing movement to protect nature amidst the ongoing fight against climate change.
Greenery has already made an appearance on several Spring 2017 Ready to Wear runways, like Gucci, Balenciaga, and Valentino. Although this shade may seem hard to wear, new arrivals in the beauty, accessories, and fashion industries are proving the tone to be easily wearable for anyone. Butter London released a nail polish to commemorate the newest color of the year, and cosmetics brands like NYX, MakeUpForEver, and Sephora all carry easy-to-use products in the green hue. In the accessories department, check out Ray-Ban’s Wayfarer Lightforce sunglasses in green and Burberry’s Small Banner Leather Tote in pale pistachio green. Surprisingly, Greenery can be easily paired with a wide variety of color combinations; try pairing the green tone with last year’s colors of pale pink and blue for a more bold look, or with neutral tones of beige, gold-browns, and cream for a more subtle pop.
Click through the slideshow above to see our other top picks for beauty and accessories in Pantone’s newest color of the year choice.