Fashion Forward – Spring 2016

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In the fashion world, we are always one season in the future with the trends, constantly forecasting the next big thing. Now that fashion month is over and we know what gorgeous and admirable designs awaits us in the fall, let us focus our attention back to the moment. With the growing warmth of the midwest and with spring right around the corner, let’s go over what awaits us this upcoming spring. If you’re now thinking “omg florals!!”, I do not apologize for your disappointment… although I do applaud Costa for his minimal twist on the concept. (see below)

I must first go over The Row. Simplicity, pure lines, and minimalism from the 80s flooded the runway. I value the values that The Row implement into their designs; “Their natural design instinct is to stay far away from the body and keep any sense of sexual display under wraps.”  It falls along the lines of anonymity and impersonal austerity, as I discussed regarding my personal style in my interview with e-DropOff.

the-row-spring-2016-rtw-01 the-row-spring-2016-rtw-28Céline is pulling the urban girl out of the city and putting her feet back in the sand with her spring collection. What I admire about this collection is how Phoebe Philo implements the idea that the garments you wear influence how you feel. If you are what you eat, then certainly you are what you wear.

Now, it’s not that I completely hate florals, the key is finding new and refreshing ways to better show off the traditional concept. The Calvin Klein Collection does a beautiful job with these romantic impulses, especially because prints are usually unseen on Costa’s runway.

Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein


Speaking of a reincarnation, Lisa Kulson of Theory, is bringing back the high-water trousers. Other pieces of her collection such as the culottes, slouchy pant and hints of suede nodded ever so slightly at the 70s. The minimal cuts transcended into her menswear collection as well. It’s perfect – It’s not just a brand but a lifestyle.