March 11, 2013
Fall 2013 Trend Report

Over the past few weeks we’ve been keeping a close eye on the various fashion weeks that have taken place internationally. From New York to Paris, and everywhere in between, we’ve been compiling what we believe to be next seasons hottest trends. Better to start thinking earlier rather than later, right? After doing so, we’ve have compiled a list of eight of our favourite trends that we’ve seen on the runway for Fall 2013. Take a look below to see what our Fall 2013 fashion trends are.

Alexander Wang, Chanel, DKNY, Gucci

Next season we can expect to see a whole lot of “Boxy Outerwear”. Perfectly Ideal for the colder months as they leave room for being practical and layering underneath. A very 60’s vintage inspired trend.

Oscar de La Renta, Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, Reed Krakoff

Move over black! Gray has become the new neutral for Fall 2013! Using different shades and fabrics of gray and compiling the perfect outfit head to toe, looking chic this fall will be no issue.

Ann Demeulemeester, Calvin Klein, Hermes

This fall you can easily make a huge statement by wearing a leather top. This is a great alternative to bring a bit of a harder edge into your wardrobe without going over the top.

Oscar de La Renta, Ralph Lauren, The Row, Victoria Beckham

The “Luxe Tux” is a great way to wear a suit while still looking feminine and sexy. With a variety of different ways to style a nice jacket and pant, this trend leaves room for interpretation allowing you to find what works best for you. From a vintage look to a modern look, this is perfect for Fall 2013.

Mulberry, Saint Laurent, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria Beckham

"Modern Plaid" is a great update to the regular (sometimes farmer) looking plaid that we’re used to seeing. From smaller scales to larger ones, this trend will definitely help you stand out and looking fashionable.

Christian Dior, Moschino, Vera Wang

We’ve seen the “Peplum” trend for the past couple seasons, and we are definitely not complaining. This trend is fun, flirty, and feminine. It has been revamped in various ways for Fall 2013 and we couldn’t be more excited.

Emporio Armani, J. Mendel, Ralph Lauren, Tadashi Shoji

The “Velvet Dress” is going to be the perfect Holiday Look this season. We can already feel is. This trend brings the perfect vintage feel and flair that we love in fashion. From long to short, we cannot wait to be rocking this come fall.

Gareth Pugh, Vanessa Bruno, Victor & Rolf

A great, simple trend for Fall 2013 is wearing White on top and black on bottom. This trend leaves a tremendous amount of work for every fashionista to bring their own spin to it and make it work. This will definitely be our “go to”!

December 31, 2012
Runway Report: 70s Prints

With a New Year in our midst, we look at new trends, new fashion, and new opportunities. However, even though we’re quickly moving into the future, we must also embrace what was once apart of the past. This weeks trend embraces the old and the new as we look at how “70s Prints” have taken over the Fall 2012 season. Bold colours, geometrics shapes, and retro patterns make for a great, chic new, yet vintage inspiration. Check out how designers such as Prada, Marni, Miu Miu and others brought an old look, some new life on the runway.

Kenzo Fall 2012 RTW

Kenzo Fall 2012 RTW

Marni Fall 2012 RTW

Marni Fall 2012 RTW

Miu Miu Fall 2012 RTW

Miu Miu Fall 2012 RTW

Prada Fall 2012 RTW

Prada Fall 2012 RTW

Prada Fall 2012 RTW

Rochas Fall 2012 RTW

Rochas Fall 2012 RTW

October 22, 2012
Runway Report: Baroque

As we all know, fashion designers tend to take inspiration from a number of different sources to make their collections stand out and tell their story. These inspirations can range anywhere from a memory, to a specific place in the world. This weeks trend has designers pulling inspiration from old Italian Architecture and paintings, which is called Baroque. Designers such as Balmain, Lanvin, and Versace have consistently shown a favouritism to this trend in the past, but this season several other designers have also shown their appreciation for it. This trend easily represents opulence, wealth, and a sense of royalty. The detailing is very intricate and and very unique in comparison to many other trends. Baroque pieces can range from a full dress, to a simple ring. But whether you decide to go all out with Baroque or more simplistic, you’re definitely going to still have a stand out piece that will be a head turner. Check out how designers such as Dolce and Gabbana, Balmain, Jason Wu and others used Baroque in their collections.

Aquilano E Raimondi Fall 2012 RTW

Aquilano E Raimondi Fall 2012 RTW

Balmain Fall 2012 RTW

Balmain Fall 2012 RTW

Balmain Fall 2012 RTW

Dolce and Gabbana Fall 2012 RTW

Dolce and Gabbana Fall 2012 RTW

Dolce and Gabbana Fall 2012 RTW

Jason Wu Fall 2012 RTW

Jason Wu Fall 2012 RTW

Jason Wu Fall 2012 RTW

Marni Fall 2012 RTW

Marni Fall 2012 RTW

Proenza Schouler Fall 2012 RTW

Proenza Schouler Fall 2012 RTW

Stella McCartney Fall 2012 RTW

Stella McCartney Fall 2012 RTW

October 1, 2012
Runway Report: Burgundy

It is officially October, and unfortunately we can no longer hang onto any last bit of summer. Fall is in full swing. We may as well just embrace it, because even though we may be down in the dumps, Fall can bring some amazing things as well. The leaves are beginning to change colours slowly, but soon enough we’re going to be seeing beautiful hues of oranges, yellows and reds all over. Taking inspiration from the changing colours on trees, our wardrobe palettes begin to change as well. We begin to look towards darker, richer colours to correspond with the season. That’s way today we’re focusing on a colour that we are definitely going to be seeing a lot of, and that is burgundy. Designers such as Alexander Wang, Christian Siriano, Jason Wu and many others showcased burgundy within their Fall 2012 collections. Check them out below!
Alexander Wang Fall 2012 RTW

Christian Siriano Fall 2012 RTW

Christian Siriano Fall 2012 RTW

Diane von Furstenburg Fall 2012 RTW

Jason Wu Fall 2012 RTW

Jason Wu Fall 2012 RTW

Nanette Lepore Fall 2012 RTW

Peter Som Fall 2012 RTW

Tibi Fall 2012 RTW

Tory Burch Fall 2012 RTW

July 9, 2012
Runway Report: Ankle Socks

Trends come and go. Some trends stay gone forever, while others are reinvented in a way that is going to work the modern stylings of present day. One trend that is a prime example of this, especially for the season, is ankle socks. This is a trend that many of us probably did not think would make it’s way back onto runways, but it most definitely has and in full force. As much as it may seem like a fashion “faux-pas” (stay tuned for a post about that later this week), it can definitely work when done in the correct way. For now, check out how designers such as Anna Sui, Marc Jacobs, and Oscar de la Renta brought ankle socks to the runway.
Anna Sui Spring 2012 RTW

Anna Sui Spring 2012 RTW

Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 RTW

Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 RTW

Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 RTW

Mulberry Spring 2012 RTW

Mulberry Spring 2012 RTW

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012 RTW

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012 RTW

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June 11, 2012
Runway Report: Graphic Florals

One of the hottest trends on the runway this season was prints. From polka dots to animal prints, designers did not shy away. This week we’re going to focus on “Graphic Florals” on the runway. When worn right, this trend is definitely a head-turner. Whether you want to wear the print on your pants, top or jacket, making it the focal point of your outfit is definitely going to make your outfit stand out amongst the crowd. Designers such as Cynthia Rowley, Diane von Furstenberg and Prabal Gurung definitely showcased this hot trend within their collections this season. Check out below for some amazing floral prints.
Altuzarra Spring 2012 RTW

Cynthia Rowley Spring 2012 RTW

Cynthia Rowley Spring 2012 RTW

Cynthia Rowley Spring 2012 RTW

Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2012 RTW

Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2012 RTW

Lela Rose Spring 2012 RTW

Lela Rose Spring 2012 RTW

Peter Pilotto Spring 2012 RTW

Prabal Gurung Spring 2012 RTW

Prabal Gurung Spring 2012 RTW

Prabal Gurung Spring 2012 RTW

May 14, 2012
Runway Report: Athletic Chic

Summer is a time of ease and relaxation. We like to look at summer as a time where we can just relax and enjoy the sunshine. To help feel this way, we look to our wardrobe to help us express these feelings throughout the season. This season, designers have brought out a casual but chic sense of style with some athletic influence, giving us: Athletic Chic. This trend is great for day to day wear, giving us the option of being comfortable yet looking good and chic as well. Designers such as Alexander Wang, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Nicole Miller have adopted this style in their collections for the Spring/Summer 2012 season. Check out below for some of the Athletic Chic styles from these designers.
Alexander Wang Spring 2012 RTW

Alexander Wang Spring 2012 RTW

Helmut Lang Spring 2012 RTW

Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 RTW

Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 RTW

Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 RTW

Nicole Miller Spring 2012 RTW

Nicole Miller Spring 2012 RTW

3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2012 RTW

Rag and Bone Spring 2012 RTW

Rag and Bone Spring 2012 RTW

April 30, 2012
Trend of the Week: Collared Shirts

While the collared shirt is more of a classic than anything, how it always seems to adapt itself into the current trends’ aesthetic makes this key piece a fashion marvel. Having gone to a school with a uniform, the trend then was to roll up the sleeves and have the top button(s) undone - making the shirt look as casual as possible.

Britney Spears was probably the inspiration that caused us to go to such, as my mother would call “sloppy,” lengths. Anyone with buttoned-up cuffs or collar was considered, well, a ‘nerd’ or social pariah. Paired with a uniform skirt to the knee, or GASP past the knee, the person in question was either a tad odd or hadn’t yet learned the ropes.

Now, fast forward to the workplace, the collared shirt is a key way to show the world that you’re a) professional and b) know what you’re talking about.

The current iteration of the collared shirt is buttoned-up the whole way (maybe those so-called “nerds” knew what they were doing). Collars are definitely a big focus for designers and in most of the Fall 2021 RTW shows there was nary a collarbone in sight.

Givenchy RTW SS 2012

Maarten van der Horst Spring 2012

Celine RTW SS 2012

We can even look forward to the collared shirt trend come fall.

Alexander Wang RTW Fall 2012

Miu Miu RTW Fall 2012

Louis Vuitton Fall RTW 2012

Looks like Uncle Karl has been rockin’ this trend all along.

April 23, 2012
Black on Yellow on the Runway

Hello fashion lovers! Here comes another week of trends for this spring and summer season. Spring is full of bold colours that are bound to make a statement, however, sometimes it can feel as though we may want to tone the colour down so that we’re able to make a statement in a more subtle fashion. The way to do that this season is “Black on Yellow”. Yellow can be an overwhelming colour to wear alone, so pairing black along with it can be a nice balance. We know what you’re thinking: Bumblebee. However, if done right, this black on yellow trend will having you leaving the house chic and ready as opposed to looking like a halloween costume. Some great ways this can be done is with layering, a fabulous print, or a thin belt. Black on yellow was a hot commodity on the runways this season with designers such as Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, and Oscar de la Renta showcasing these colours together within their collection. Take a look below at how this trend can be rocked this season.
Carolina Herrera Spring 2012 RTW

Carolina Herrera Spring 2012 RTW

Derek Lam Spring 2012 RTW

Derek Lam Spring 2012 RTW

Monique Lhuiller Spring 2012 RTW

Nicole Miller Spring 2012 RTW

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012 RTW

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012 RTW

Yigal Azrouel Spring 2012 RTW

Yigal Azrouel Spring 2012 RTW

February 27, 2012
Sequins on the Runway

As summer approaches, we can’t help but think to ourselves what are some ways we can continue to spruce up our outfits. In the Fall, we saw Sequins as a major fashion trend on the runways. This season, designers have continued with the sequins in some brighter colour perfect for summer. Check out how designers such as Jenny Packham, Anna Sui and Ralph Lauren displayed sequins this season.
Anna Sui Spring 2012 RTW

Anna Sui Spring 2012 RTW

Anna Sui Spring 2012 RTW

Elie Saab Spring 2012 RTW

Givenchy Spring 2012 RTW

Jenny Packham Spring 2012 RTW

Jenny Packham Spring 2012 RTW

Nonoo Spring 2012 RTW

Ralph Lauren Spring 2012 RTW

Ralph Lauren Spring 2012 RTW

February 20, 2012
Quilting on the Runway

Who else is beyond excited about the arrival of Spring and Summer? I know we are! Often enough, different trends will be reinvented and carried over from one season to the next. In Fall 2011, we saw an abundance of quilting on the runway, especially when it came to outerwear. This season, we saw the same trend but in a smaller and more refined way. It’s all in the details when it comes to quilting this season by adding texture and flare to pieces on the runway. Check out designers such as Chanel, Mackage, Isabel Marant and others as they showcase quilting on the runways this season.
Altuzarra Spring 2012 RTW

Chado Ralph Rucci Spring 2012 RTW

Chado Ralph Rucci Spring 2012 RTW

Chanel Spring 2012 RTW

Chanel Spring 2012 RTW

Isabel Marant Spring 2012 RTW

Isabel Marant Spring 2012 RTW

Mackage Spring 2012 RTW

Nina Ricci Spring 2012 RTW

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February 13, 2012
Pale Petal Pink on the Runway

As the Spring season approaches, we begin to think about what colours are going to stand out this season. One of the main colours that is prominent this season is Pale Petal Pink. The colour may not be extremely bold, but it is soft and subtle while making a statement. Check out how designers such as Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang and others showcase this colour on the runway.
Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 RTW

Badgley Mischka Spring 2012 RTW

Calvin Klein Spring 2012 RTW

Calvin Klein Spring 2012 RTW

Elie Saab Spring 2012 RTW

L’Wren Scott Spring 2012 RTW

Mulberry Spring 2012 RTW

Nina Ricci Spring 2012 RTW

Prada Spring 2012 RTW

Preen Spring 2012 RTW

Ralph Lauren Spring 2012 RTW

Ralph Lauren Spring 2012 RTW

Ralph Lauren Spring 2012 RTW

Ralph Lauren Spring 2012 RTW

Vera Wang Spring 2012 RTW

Vera Wang Spring 2012 RTW

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