Thursday, October 02, 2014

Looking Forward To Spring: The Spring 2015 Style Study Guide

With over 390 fashion shows that previewed their spring collections, it can be difficult to pinpoint the top trends for the upcoming season. While we still have the cold winter season to suffer though, luckily designers have given fashion lovers something to look forward to. Here are some of the lust-worthy looks we can expect to see for the Spring 2015 season.

A Taste For Transparent
It appears this spring will be ultimate skin showoff as models march down the runways covered in sheer fabrics. Alberta Ferretti showcased a number of sheer dresses with strategically placed flowers creating a feminine yet daring look. A number of designers including Lela Rose, Elizabeth & James, Oscar de La Renta and Dolce and Gabbana also chose to bare briefs under see-through skirts.

Per’sueding’ The Public
Sporting suede in the spring may sound like a sweaty disaster. However, this trend was widely prominent in designer collections.  Designer Derek Lam showcased suede separates and patchwork pieces in light muted tones suggesting a '70s vibe. Gucci made suede sexy, presenting a stunning green dress with a plunging neckline and thigh-high slit in addition to a number of other suede pieces. Other designers who showed off suede include Jason Wu, Tommy Hilfiger, and Ralph Lauren.

The Tummy Baring Top
Alas, the fashion world is continuing to assure our abs are in top shape to pull off the ongoing crop-top trend. Fortunately, designer brands including Tibi, Morra Hoffman, and Cynthia Rowley are all pairing their version of the top with high-waisted bottoms that help conceal bloated stomachs. Contrastingly, designers liked Alexander Wang, Rag and Bone, and Marc Jacobs (who managed to craft a cropped blazer-like top) paired their style with low-slung hip-hugging skirts.

White Out
While spring is often a time where designers tend to include more colour in their collections, many opted out of colour featuring head-to-toe looks in white. Victoria Beckham featured crisp blank military-inspired sets while Donna Karan for DKNY took a sportier approach with oversized mesh tops and clean white sneakers. Perhaps the most visually stunning approach to this trend was done by Prabal Gurung. The designer had multiple white layers in each outfit creating texture with white ostrich feathers.

The Gingham Girl

Gingham is no longer just a print to decorate your table with. A large number of collections featured this picnic print in a multitude of colours. Diane Von Furstenberg featured a number of girly dresses in the pattern in a variety of silhouettes. Joseph Altuzarra’s pieces appeared conservative a first, but with added subtle slits and low necklines the pieces appear tastefully provocative. Honorable mention also goes to Michael Kors, whose pieces popped by using enlarged gingham checks.

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