Milan fashion week is nearly over, with Paris around the corner, which means fashion month is winding down.  Our buyers have come and gone to market and the orders for Fall are finished.  Although it's month out, that doesn't mean we can't fantasize about what they chose and what to expect come early August.  It's really not that far away, you know. 

With all of the designers we carry, it's hard to pick out one collection as our favorite, but we can certainly pick out favorite looks within each collection and do a little trend forecasting in the meantime.

The 70's vibes will continue into fall 2016, whether it's seen in flares - cropped or otherwise - flowing, floral printed midi dresses or super exaggerated collars.  Another trend that's here to stay, probably now and forever, is men's tailoring, seen in gorgeous outerwear and luxurious wool in nearly every silhouette you can imagine. 

A newer trend that's popping up is a touch of glam, sequins, Lurex, you name it, seen especially, and surprising at Max Mara.  Classic military details - gold buttons, pea coats, trenches, epaulets and jodhpurs - have been seen in nearly every collection that walked down a runway.  And of course. it wouldn't be the fall/winter collections without some fur. Be it faux or real, accent collars or full length coats, the texture is everywhere and just screams winter, warmth and luxury.

It's fun to dream about the fall collections while the weather continues to stay cool.  But don't forget, spring is here in the store and those warm weather months are almost here!

XO
Mercantile