Florals, so key for spring, continue into Pre-Fall, recolored in warm yet gentle tones like apricot, honey, lilac, rose and buttercream. These prints are used for romantic dresses and separates, …see more
IT’S A MAD MOD WORLD
Mrs. Prada showed her cruise collection in New York last night in a Prada-owned former piano factory, its huge windows covered by sheets of red plexiglass that tinted sunset views …see more
MORE & MOIRÉ
Moiré, that weave or pattern with its distinctive woodgrain or “watered” effect, is making a subtle but strong impression for next season. Designers used it for matched sets, silky tops, …see more
The newest kicks on the runways show lots of interesting details, signaling a movement away from the basic “dad sneaker” of last season. Design attributes range from the technical to …see more
Silver is the metal of choice for next spring. The cool steely surface can have a futuristic, industrial feel, but this season those attributes are softened with patchworks, fur …see more
Perhaps it’s the current call for transparency in politics and business that is inspiring all the pellucid fabrics on the runways. These filmy layers are especially effective for see-through …see more
Tom Ford kicked off New York Fashion Week last night with a collection that seemed to draw from his own archives at 90s Gucci and St. Laurent, as well as …see more
The Age of Collage
Milan designers embrace pastiche this season, as a range of disparate references, from active sport to 70s hippie to 18th century rococo to marabou nighties, come together in exuberant eclectic mixes.
Gingham, that innocent/sexy fifties favorite, is back with a vengeance. London designers give the pattern newness with mixed color, over-printing or souvenir patches.
A dizzying fantasy of Palm Beach glamour, complete with trompe l’oeil pussycat bows, ship-ahoy platforms and cascades of plastic flowers that hook over ears.