Z’SCOOP CONFIRMS THE SEPTEMBER RUNWAY FASHION PREDICTIONS THAT MADE THE CUT:2017 SPRING FASHION SCOREBOARDby Kim Coston

Z’SCOOP CONFIRMS THE SEPTEMBER RUNWAY FASHION PREDICTIONS THAT MADE THE CUT:
2017 SPRING FASHION SCOREBOARD

1. Lead spring trend storyHere comes Spring 2017 just like the fashion predictors said it would! Those Spring trends that walked the runways six months ago in the Fall are confirmed.

 

 

The Direction …
Fashion CalendarNow in retailers at all price points, you’ll see young, contemporary, yet timeless silhouettes that are alluringly seductive. Contrasting with tailored shapes that flatter the body and do not necessarily show all, can be even more sexy than in-your-face, body-hugging styles.

And the beat goes on with flash-dance touches: off the shoulders, saturated colors like deep purple, raspberry, metallic, ruffles.

What do fashion-speakers mean when they talk about “minimalist?” Nothing more than relaxed-simple-clean cuts and lines.

1-Zara-BikerBomber-strpshirt-elggingsFocus on …
Bomber jackets for all occasions: short, long, sassy, punk-inspired, floral-printed, utilitarian, leather, plain or painted pleather, sequins, denim or polyester. Some of the best trends from Rodarte, Marc Jacobs and Coach can be purchased at Zara, Anthropologie and Target.

6-Zara-AsymetricoffshoulderrufflesShape …
Asymmetric tops, skirts and dresses, including fishtail flamenco flouncing skirts and single-shoulder asymmetric, off-shoulder tops: Ones shown at Proenza Schouler, Saint Laurent, Haider Ackerman, Gucci, are well-priced at Zara, Anthropologie and J. Crew.

3-bigsleeveshistoric-anthroMid-priced retailers have also stocked up on trends to dramatic-sleeves: over-sized, rounded or flared as favored by Fendi, Victoria Beckham, and Valentino.

2-ZaraWidecroppedstripedNew Pants Preferences …
Look to designers like Rag & Bone for hi-rise, wide-leg or super-skinny cropped pants. Similar well-executed looks are at Zara, J. Crew and Target.

5-Romanticdress-targetThe All-Important Dress
Romantic dresses, florals, lace, ruffles and ruching captivated at Chloe, Balenciaga and Michael Kors Collection can be found at all price points.

Updated Classic …
Balenciaga, Alexander Wang and Rag&Bone are some of the designers who updated the 80s classic oversized shirts paired with slenderizing leggings. Steal your boyfriend’s, Dad’s or brother’s. Or check out versions at Target, J.Jill, J. Crew and Zara.

4-slim-fuchsia-ruffles-zaraWhat about color?
Romantic deep purple and pink, metallics, vibrant reds, yellows, oranges all punch it up this Spring into Summer. Graphics like oversized stripes, big floral prints spice up the scene.

Floral focus: Michael Kors Collection, Balenciaga, Jason Wu and Tory Burch. The looks are priced more moderately at some of your favorite retailers such as Banana Republic, Zara, Target, J. Crew and Madewell.

floral pootsShoe Biz …
Even boots have floral prints this Spring. But beware! Influential fashion girls are rejecting teetering around on 4- 5” heels, in favor of more practical lower boots made for walkin’.

Start looking now while the fashions are fresh and shipping into stores now through March.

 

Information
Click on these resources for more information.
Anthropologie.com
Banana Republic.com
J.Crew.com
J.Jill.com
Madewell.com
Target.com
Zara.com


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