Posts Tagged ‘stripes’

Earn Your Stripes

September 18, 2012

New York designers are showing their stripes next season, with a fresh, innovative twist on the classics.

Bold stripes appeared in lean languid shapes or easy menswear silhouettes. The most notable American designers embraced the trend, with dresses, tops and suits all earning their stripes!

Marc Jacobs is arguably the most directional designer in the world right now, and all eyes were on his collection, as editors looked for the next big thing. After seasons of excess, his Spring ’13 collection highlighted clean graphic interpretations of the 1060’s, while channelling the iconic Edie Sedgewick.

Tommy Hilfiger is synonymous with all-American style. His collection featured classic and deconstructed stripes in easy feminine takes on menswear.

Michael Kors also played the stripe card, with bold sailor stripes on clean modern shapes.

As you are packing away the last of your summer wardrobe and getting ready for fall, hold on to that boat neck striped tee for one more year. It is sure to be the center piece of your wardrobe next spring.

The Match Game

July 4, 2012

As the men’s fashion shows come to a close across Europe, some new trends are emerging for Spring 2013.

One of the most prevalent themes is matching, in a much more literal way than we’ve previously seen.

Here are just a few of the ways designers are playing the Match Game:

Riccardo Tisci is tickled pink to cut his impeccably tailored pieces in all one hue at Givenchy:

Artful layers are completely aligned, also at Givenchy:

Acne takes a directional approach to stripes:

Henry Guillaume cuts his checks on the bias for a short suit, matching shirt and shoes at Carven:

Roberto Cavalli likes head to toe aqua:


Salvatore Ferragamo matches the shirt,sweater and jacket, but chooses a contrasting tone for the pants:

Monochromatic dressing took the catwalks by a storm this season. All we can say is, “Game, set MATCH!”

Neon and On and On

May 17, 2012

Neon is a big trend for spring/summer, but wearing it can pose a challenge. Here are a few tips to help you navigate through the bright colors of the season:

A little goes a long way:

Neon worn with neon is a bit much. Mix one great intensely colored piece with something more subtle.

The 80’s are over:

Black can be harsh with strong neon colors and takes us back to the 80’s. To look completely modern, mix neon with white, grey, beige or denim, for a less jarring effect. Stripes can also be a great foil for all the strong color.

Softer is easier:

Head to toe neon can be overwhelming, but soft whitened versions of the same color family can work really well together. Try a soft pink with a neon pink, or a pale green with an acid green.

A little dab will do you:

Just a touch of neon in an accessory can be an instant update without making the whole outfit loud. Look for neon shoes, belts or bags as a great way to lift any outfit.

Neon nail polish is a short term commitment. Try a little on your fingers or toes for a fun, temporary trial on the trend.


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