Believe it or not, fashion isn’t as unpredictable as it may seem. Trends start to emerge long before the appear on runways, and they hit runways long before department stores start stocking them. There’s a method to the madness, and generally, it all starts with the big names in fashion. What they produce, others copy. If you want to know what’s going to be hot in the coming months, look no further than these fashion moguls.
Marc Jacobs put out a stunning and colorful line of oversized coats for his new ready to wear collection. Scarves, trousers, and sweaters also made big splashes, shown in a variety of shades and materials. From cotton to leather, the textiles were as creative as the designs.
Calvin Klein produced a new line of mixed men and women’s wear that’s sure to turn heads. Plaid met stripes met denim, and unusual prints were paired with space-age innovation. Many of the models walking down his runway redefined “head to toe” in knitted caps and thigh high boots.
There’s only one word that can describe Oscar de La Renta’s new collection: inspired. From stunning gowns to bespoke trousers, every piece in this line was perfection. The bold colors, especially the neon pinks, catch the eye immediately, and the mixed textures hold it. Decoration was subtle, but it made bold statements, from the embroidery to the use of lace. If florals make a huge comeback in this upcoming season, this collection will have most certainly had a hand in it. Roses climbed up the knee length coats and lined the hems of flirty skirts.
It just wouldn’t be a new year in fashion if Ralph Lauren didn’t get everyone talking. His line was probably the most widely appealing of all the new ready to wear collections. Models looked like dolls as they pranced down runways in dresses that were youthful, flirty, and feminine. The white and blue combo many of the pieces sported was at the same time cool and summery. Florals also made a notable appearance.
In stark contrast to this, Carolina Herrera produced pieces that were professional, clean, and even stark, with sharp lines and an emphasis on monochrome.