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Spring Forward: Lessons from Fashion Week

Posted by Krystal Leary on Sep 29, 2015 4:17:55 PM



Those of you who were lucky enough to attend New York City’s Spring Fashion Week, may have already noticed that there was a prevailing theme of casual bohemian inspired looks.

For the rest of us who live to keep up with the latest fashions, here's a look at a few of the trends that will help you to stay fashion forward in Spring 2016. 

Class it up with Color Combos

Although many designers are going with a more casual look for the coming spring, adding a splash of color can take your look from casual to classy.

High-end designers like Kate Spade and Vera Wang are sharing the same neutral base colors--like black, stark white, ivory, and beige--for Spring 2016

For a classier take, gold accents balances these neutral colors. Another, less formal option, is the addition of pops of color like red or yellow, like in Kate Spade’s Spring 2016 ready to wear collection.

Just a touch of color is all you need to complete your look.

Embrace Fabric Features

Another overarching theme next spring looks to be fabric features.

At fashion week, use of sheer fabrics, illusions, embroidery, floral patterns, and prints were incorporated in many looks.



Photo courtesy of pixabay.


Jenny Packam demonstrated a similar modern take on a floral print in her Spring 2016 collection.

Incorporate Shapes and Silhouettes

In keeping with the casual-chic motif, designers will go for a blousy silhouette for spring. A great example of this is Rachel Zoe’s Spring 2016 ready to wear. This look is agile and effortless.


Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Tops, pants, shirts, and jackets flow easily away from the body. Fabrics move with each step the wearer takes. The draping of fabrics creates a light, graceful look.

With Casual Bohemian inspired looks on the way, it’s fashionable and comfortable for all in Spring 2016.

 Will you try and incorporate one of these elements into your spring style?


For more information about pursuing a career in fashion, check out Fisher's Fashion Merchandising program.

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