We’ve all just welcomed Fall, but the world of fashion is ahead of the curve, showing and producing Spring Collections for specialty and department stores all over the world. These looks offer a sneak peak at what we can expect to see in the pages of our favorite fashion magazines and style blogs.
The Fashion calendar is consistent in that designers show their wares in same cities in the same order twice a year (summer/spring and winter/fall collections). Fashion Weeks kick off in New York, followed by London, Milan, and finally, Paris. This allows buyers, editors and retailers time to take in the trends and plan for the upcoming year, and to forecast the next must-have items.
Retailers place orders in advance, giving designers time to fulfill them by the time the season comes around.
Just last week, I traveled to market in New York City to scout and order ready-to-wear pieces for El Paso. Below are the five trends to look out for in Spring/Summer 2016, and what to keep out of storage, when planning your wardrobe in the coming months!
1 . Haute, Haute Hippie- Fringed hemlines, flared denim, boho maxis and paisley prints make a comeback in Spring.
2 . High Seas - Nautical style was a recurring theme, with sailor-style pants, and striped tops galore. Lots of navy and off/white combos keep the look fresh, fun and accessible.
3 . Cold Shoulder - Off-the shoulder dresses, tops and jumpsuits were everywhere! Invest in a strapless bra ladies, there is an off-the-shoulder something or other in everyones collection for Spring.
4 . Lace for the Ladies - Sweet and feminine without looking twee, white lace and cotton eyelet trim was seen on many beautiful Spring silhouettes and wink at the 70’s trend. Stock up on delicate lace blouses that can be dressed up or down.
5 . Coming up Roses - Rose Quartz is the proper name of the wine-hued pantone color that will be seen in lots of key items for SS2016. It’s a beautiful, gentle tone— like a blushed cheek— that definitely says Spring.