Monthly Archives: September 2011

More Pattern Placement

In Europe we saw patterned suits dominate the tailored category for S12. New York brands take patterns to a new level with a casual selection of patterned shorts. Plaid and ethnic motifs are noted.

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String Me Along

Drawstrings become an important detail on men’s bottoms for S12. An athletic or surf reference is evident on both pants and shorts.

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Piece Party

Pieced construction continues to be one of the leading details for Spring 12. In New York, we see a number of designers follow through with contrast sleeves, especially in leather.

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Who Wears Short Shorts?

The brands at NY Fashion Week, that’s who. European designers have been driving short shorts, however the acceptance of the silhouette in NY signals a more widespread influence of this trend.

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Here’s Your Ticket to the Gun Show

The tank top confirms the sleeveless trend in menswear for S12. Of course, tanks were already shown in Milan.. the difference in NY is that prints and patterns are added to the mix, making this gun show just that much more exciting.

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Double Breasted Blazers

Although in Europe we see designers transition from the double breasted blazer into elongated single breasted styles, in New York brands prove that double breasted silhouettes are still relevant, and above all, commercial.

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Sheer Madness

Edgy European collections introduced the concept of sheer layering for Spring 12. However what we saw in Paris was much more forward, especially considering that sheer materials often nodded to a very feminine influence. In New York designers present transparent fabrics in a more subtle and commercial way.

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