New York—Last week we were all about New York Fashion Week. This week is all about London Fashion Week and now Milan Fashion Week. To say there’s been a flurry of fashion trends is putting it mildly.
Thanks to the Internet and 24/7 streaming coverage, trends happen faster than ever. No need to fear, though. We’re bringing you daily Breaking Trends for Spring/Summer 2014 right from the runways. And in case you missed some of the latest, we’re recapping them here: Floating Geometrics, Sheer Overlays, Fringe and Glammed-Up Sport.
While we’re obviously thinking ahead to next spring, we’re also looking forward to holiday. According to a sales forecast by ShopperTrak, this year November and December sales should rise 2.4% on top of a 3% increase seen in 2012. Specifically apparel and accessories sales should increase 2.8% this holiday despite a slight decrease expected in store traffic.
Saks Inc., soon to be a part of Hudson’s Bay Company, is also looking forward to this holiday season, when its new president, Marigay McKee, former chief merchant at Harrods, assumes her position.
Other news not-to-be-missed from this week include: