New York Fashion Week—Something is definitely afoot this Fashion Week, and it’s happening up around the ankle. Thick bands of leather are encircling all those ankles, looking a bit like restraint cuffs (insert your own “Fifty Shades of Grey” joke, we’re done!), but there are plenty of decorative perforations and cutouts to keep the look feminine. Heels are also more slender so the overall look is pretty, not clunky. Don’t have any statistics yet, but we think all this ankle support might also mean fewer stumbles on the runway! From left: Oscar de la Renta, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Nicole Miller
Breaking Trends Spring 2013: Ankle Bands
Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief, Accessories Magazine & accessoriesmagazine.com
As Editor-in-Chief of Accessories for the past 14 years, Lauren Parker has covered women's fashion accessories both from a retail business perspective and a fashion point of view. She frequently judges industry design competitions and loves seeing the next generation of designers come into their own. In previous full-time magazine jobs and freelance gigs, she’s written about practically every angle of fashion lifestyle living, including women's fashion accessories, fine jewelry, Caribbean travel, private jets, Hampton’s real estate, the New York art scene, the bridal industry, men’s lifestyle and being a mom. She loves meeting designers and seeing how their latest offerings capture the current zeitgeist and fit into the entire cultural and social picture.