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fashion month (so far)

fashion month (so far)

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
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Milan Fashion Week Faves

Milan Fashion Week Faves

Paris fashion week is in full swing, therefore fashion month is nearly over.  While the editors and buyers push through the final days of a busy, exciting and exhausting month, we're taking a minute to look back at our Milan Fashion Week favorites. 

Unlike New York Fashion Week, there doesn't seem to be a clear trend running through all the collections, which makes for more interesting viewing and a more versatile closet come Fall.

Les Copains:

They got the 70's memo at Les Copains, with lots of flared wool trousers and billowy chiffon blouses.  But this collection is far from boho - with oversized jewels and luxe fabrics - it's glamorous, like 70's icon Bianca Jagger.

Max Mara:

Never one to disappoint when it comes to outerwear, this collection from Max Mara is full of luxurious and oversized wool, fur and quilted winter coats referencing Marilyn Monroe and 1950's glamour.  The theme is taken even further with cat eye glasses, beautiful wool wiggle skirts and oversized sweaters.  The tasseled loafers are both on theme and modern at the same time.

M Missoni:

Shanghai and it's bright lights and late nights was the inspiration for the latest collection from M Missoni.  As usual, it's youthful and colorful with a strong use of Missoni knits.  We can see the Asian flare through the use vibrant colors and traditional Chinese details.

Piazza Sempione:

Totally modern and totally beautiful, the Fall collection from Piazza is full of clean lines and a balance of neutral and rich colors.  The influence of the fine art world can be seen in the sleek styling and painterly prints.

Once again we're feeling inspired and invigorated by the Fall collections and we're eager to see what Victoria and Haley have in store for us here!

XO
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