Week in Review: Trends, News to Remember

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2014

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2014

New York—As fashion’s focus turns to Paris after Milan and London, we continue to bring you the latest emerging trends direct from the runways. This week, we particularly like Dolce & Gabbana’s prints depicting ancient columns and coins, floral appliqués that blossomed as decorations here and abroad, and a salute to South America.

In Paris, we appreciated a variety of ruffles and flourishes that designers used to embellish Spring 2014 looks.

Speaking of Paris, Louis Vuitton continued to embark on moving more upscale in its leathergoods. To that end, the luxury brand hired Darren Spaziani of Proenza Shouler to be its new accessories director. In other moves, Louis Vuitton’s parent LVMH followed up its stake in British footwear designer Nicholas Kirkwood by taking another stake in J.W. Anderson who also was named as creative director at Loewe.

While economists worry that concerns over the debt ceiling might disrupt consumer confidence this fall, Deloitte offered a positive forecast for holiday sales which could rise 4% to 4.5%.

The top 10 online articles this week to remember are:

Paris Fashion Week Breaking Trends: Ruffle Trims

Fashion Week Breaking Trends Spring 2014: Ancient Odyssey

Fashion Week Breaking Trends Spring 2014: Latin America

Moving More Upscale, Louis Vuitton Hires New Accessories Designer

Fashion Week Breaking Trends Spring 2014: Floral Appliqués

JCPenney’s Shares Rebound on Positive Turnaround Comments

LVMH Takes Stake in J.W. Anderson, Names Him to Loewe

Barneys Holiday Collaboration: Jay Z

Report: JCPenney Explores Further Financing

Holiday Sales to Rise at Least 4%, Deloitte Says

 

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