To paraphrase Tom Ford in a recent interview, designers don't actually get together before every Fashion Week to select fabrics or share silhouettes...as much as it may seem like they do. At the offset, trends are fashion editors' ways of resetting the table after the visual feast they've devoured for the past 10 days and then their reinterpretations of the fashion shows trickle down into sales tactics, merchandising schemes and low end regurgitations. But it is fun to pretend that the Mulleavy sisters of Rodarte sat across from Prabal Gurung and Ralph Lauren during a Spring strategic planning session in order to designate looks, textiles and beauty schemes. (Note to designers: please invite me to the meeting if a session actually does take place!) At any rate, Spring, just like any other season, did see some similarities across the runways. Here are some of my favorites are below!
Keep them subtle and they'll take you far. If Lela is doing it, then all preppy Southern ladies should...and I imagine they (we) were the last holdouts against this trend.
3.1 Phillip Lim/ Lela Rose/ Alexander Wang
After a long winter of bulky layers and heavy coats, if you still have to don outerwear in the spring, then it needs to be special. Leave it to the standouts of 2015 to make you wish for the slightest nip in the air come April.
J.Crew/ Suno/ Tory Burch
What can we say about yellow that everyone doesn't already know? It's bright, cheerful and youthful. Energize your closet should you feel worn out next spring.
Keep it clean and you'll always be in style.
Rag & Bone/ Jason Wu/ The Row
Did you notice any interesting trends on the Spring fashion runways? Of course, there were many more but these were some if the most interesting and applicable to real life in my humble opinion. Will you try to work any into your wardrobe? I hope to make one of those statement coats mine...maybe it will be a cool spring in the south!
images via Style.com