Here are next season’s trending topics.
Neon for Evening
Maybe more than one designer (aside from Dontella, that is) has been listening to Mariah Carey’s new album: Me. I am…the Elusive Chanteuse. Chanteuse, chartreuse: So close, right? Either way, the king of couture, Giambattista Valli, showed a neon mini dress that is just begging for a cocktail party, and, coincidentally, Erdem and Christian Siriano followed in floruo-suit.
Earlier this week, Manrepeller.com’s Leandra Medine shocked lower-Manhattan residents by styling her swimwear atop her regular clothes and casually strolling the streets. Seems like for next season, designers are encouraging such behavior. From Michael Kors to Cynthia Rowley, the resort collections are proving that no pool is no problem.
If you have ever had an inclination for boot camp, I would suggest investing in an army-inspired item for your closet. Valentino puts a feminine twist on a cargo jacket with embellishment, while Suno sexes up an army green dress with a deep back cutout. Consider me enlisted.
Peplums have been a point of contention for quite a few seasons, but the styles of next resort are of epic proportions (seriously, they are huge), and new materials (like fringe) insert some fresh life into the conversation. Ellery, M Missoni and 10 Crosby Derek Lam are among the designers pumping the peplum message, and on my end, it is well received.
Remember those marble notebooks of elementary school notoriety? Well, they have suddenly become chic, as most things in black-and-white print do. Proenza Schouler, Ellery, and Tanya Taylor have brought something from yesteryear into the fashion-sphere, and I am taking notes.
Artisanal crafts are a fashion fascination, and this season, embroidery takes first prize, from Christopher Kane’s embellished denim to Valentino’s couture quality gowns.
Designers have decided that vertical, vibrant stripes are the way to go. From Derek Lam’s understated blue to Antonio Marras’ silhouette in motion, the stripe is undergoing a nice change in orientation.
White Top, Black Pants
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? Many designers this season have decided to focus in on the basics. One of the most timeless combinations—white top and black pants—gets a twist with exaggerated shapes and new details. This is one trend that you can wear everyday.
Bold Color Combinations
It’s high time we all stopped being so afraid of color. For resort, designers have embraced wacky combinations and are encouraging you to do the same. You know what they say: Orange is the new black. Plus, magenta and green?