Monday, December 13, 2010

Unfortunately, there isn't much originality in the Spring 2011 women's collections. It's all about the retro because most designers are afraid of originality and most retailers are buying safe. So, be prepared for a strong 70's retro with platform shoes, military inspiration, trench and slinky dresses.

Color and pattern is back and that certainly is refreshing. And, not just the usuals, but bold colors of orange, purples, greens and unusual combinations and patterns.

Layering was also a key trend, with sheer overlays and underlays, garments peeking out from underneath or draping over, creating an relaxed Annie Hall inspired look.

There are a few standouts:

Spring 2011 Fashion Trends - THE HITS!

60's Coats. Michael Kors Spring 2011

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COmfort. Michael Kors Spring 2011

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Michael Kors, spring 2011
Comfort and movement, in both garments and footwear by Michael Kors

Derek Lam channeled California with this easy-flowing gown.

Wide-Leg Pant. Spring 2011

Marc by Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, Jason Wu, Tommy Hilfiger

Spring 2011 Fashion Trends - THE MISSES!

70's Slinky. Marc Jacobs Spring 2011

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Marc Jacobs, spring 2011
Too literal of a retro for me. One-shoulder, slinky 70's-inspired dress. While the color is gorgeous, the silhouette is unflattering for any real woman, unless she is a size "0."

High-Waisted Pants. Derek Lam, Spring 2011

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Derek Lam, spring 2011
High-Waisted Jean. As women in America have been comfortable in the jean just below the belly button, the high-rise is hard to wear for women who do not have the flattest bellies! This will be a hard trend for American women, even in those the junior market, to really embrace, outside of an occasional wear. The silhouette is unforgiving.
Rodarte's Brady Bunch rec-room theme carried through on oversized plaids and high-waisted cropped pants.

Pajamas? Spring 2011


Karen Walker, Vena Cava, Suno, Band of Outsiders


Pajama Dressing Done Well! Spring 2011

Donna Karan finds endless inspiration in the earth. To wit, her spring collection was done in a near monochromatic palette of tan, with elements of beige, sand, and bone — a bold move that paid off.
Narciso Rodriguez's lineup of column dresses, flowing long skirts, and sheer tops was all sleek modernity done in a cool palette of icy neutrals.
Ralph Lauren worked a white and cream palette with plenty of fringe and lace, evoking a tony vision of prairie life.
Thakoon Panichgul started with an effortless, light touch — like air — on jackets, eyelet vests, and whisper-light dresses and ruffled skirts

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