Week in Review: Key Trends of Note

From left: Moschino Cheap and Chic, Prabal Gurung, Felder Felder

Sheer Overlays from left: Moschino Cheap and Chic, Prabal Gurung, Felder Felder

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.

Fast Foward

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:

Fashion Week Breaking Trends Spring 2014: Floating Geometrics

Fashion Week Breaking Trends Spring 2014: Sheer Overlays

Fashion Week Breaking Trends Spring 2014: Fringe

Fashion Week Breaking Trends Spring 2014: Glammed-Up Sport

ShopperTrak: Holiday Sales to Rise Less Than 2012

Neiman Marcus Swings into Q4 Profit as Sales Hit Peak

HBC Names McKee as Saks Inc. President

Beyond the Bead: Trollbeads Launches its Project “X”

Krakoff, Investors Take Control of Reed Krakoff Collection

Prada Half Year Profit Rises, But Misses Projections

 

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