Breaking Trends


Breaking Trends Spring 2013: Jelly Pop

Jelly pops of color at London Fashion Week. From left: Simon Rocha went for full-out neon with Lucite handbag; center and right, Burberry Prorsum's orange jelly shrug and red jelly satchel.

London Fashion Week—It must be that gray London weather, because designers at London Fashion Week were definitely on the mission … [Read more...]

Breaking Trend Spring 2013: Mirror Metallics

From left: Jonathan Saunders' iridescent "oil slick" skirt (London), Z Spoke Zac Posen mirror handbag (New York), Simone Rocha's high-shine gold ensemble (London)

  Spring 2013 Fashion Week--On the runways this season, designers have really put their pedals to the metal for Spring … [Read more...]

Breaking Trends Spring 2013: High Strappy Boots

From left: Alexander Wang's tie-up strips (New York), Altuzarra's loopy strips (New York), Acne's white buckle strips (London)

  Fashion Week 2013—Designers got quite a bit strap happy this season when it came to footwear. The high boot love affair … [Read more...]

Breaking Trends Spring 2013: Curvy Color Block

From left: Erin Featherston's black-and-white shift with race track swirl; Diane Von Furstenberg's half-moon concentric circle bag; Lacoste's softened color planes

New York Fashion Week—Color blocking is too popular a trend to relinquish just yet, but designers are definitely throwning us a … [Read more...]

Breaking Trends Spring 2013: Caps

From left: Catherine Malandrino's cadet cap, Jeremy Scott's bobby, DKNY's leather and canvas baseball cap

New York Fashion Week—Cute caps have the headwear industry marching to a whole new beat, and it’s definitely one borrowed from the … [Read more...]

Breaking Trends Spring 2013: Ankle Bands

From left: Oscar de la Renta, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Nicole Miller

New York Fashion Week—Something is definitely afoot this Fashion Week, and it’s happening up around the ankle. Thick bands of … [Read more...]

Breaking Trends Spring 2013: Leaves & Vines

leaves and vines, New York Fashion Week Spring 2013

New York Fashion Week—The flower gardens of Spring 2013 are getting overrun with twisted vines and bold leaves, but don’t whip out … [Read more...]

Breaking Trends Spring 2013: Optical Prints

collage Optical Prints

New York Fashion Week—Do not adjust your computer screen! Those eye-popping, mind-altering optical art prints (aka Op Art) … [Read more...]

Breaking Trends Spring 2013: Leather Harnesses

Spring 2013 harness trend

New York Fashion Week--As "Fifty Shades of Grey" continues to sweep the collective consciousness, it's not surprising that … [Read more...]

Spring 2013 Fashion Colors: Designers Pick their Pantones

From left: Ella Moss, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Nanette Lepore, Lela Rose and David Meister present sketches from their Spring 2013 collections, featuring key colors of the season

Carlstadt, NJ—What’s fashion without color? As New York Fashion Week gets under way, Pantone has just released its overview of … [Read more...]

Breaking Trends Spring 2013: Colored Lace

From left: Honor, Tadashi Shoji, Chadwick Bell

New York Fashion Week--From saturated brights to sweet pastels, from thick heavy laces to lightweight sheers, from sweet to sexy, … [Read more...]

Breaking Trend F/W 2011-12: Insect Instinct

Cynthia Rowley

Dragonflies, beatles and butterflies, oh my! Oftentimes reserved for the Spring/Summer collections, these insects are clinging to … [Read more...]