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Spring 15 Breaking Trend: Denim

In Breaking Trends, What's New by Lauren Parker

Spring 15 Fashion Month–There was so much denim on the runway, it was clear that designer were showing what good “jeans” they have. Mostly 70s-inspired, denim’s easy vibe got updated to high design. Look for varied washes, embroidery and patchwork. Top from left: Vanessa Bruno, Stella McCartney, Gucci. Bottom from …

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Spring 15 Breaking Trend: Lace-Ups

In Breaking Trends, What's New by Lauren Parker

Spring 15 Fashion Shows–Lace-ups are a hot category as designers parade shoelaces and other string ties down their runways. Closing tops, dresses, shoes and boots, ties are monochrome or contrasting. Top from left: Costume National, Diesel Black Gold, Givenchy. Bottom from left: Jean Paul Gaultier, Chloe, Sacai.

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Spring 15 Breaking Trends: Gingham

In Breaking Trends, What's New by Lauren Parker

Spring 15 Fashion Weeks –“Opa Gingham Style!” While Psy probably won’t be dancing about gingham style any time soon, the trend has is sure to have cash registers singing in the near future.  Designers added edge to this sweet trend, playing with scale, embellishments and angles. Above from left: Oscar …

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Spring 15 Breaking Trends: Prada’s Patchwork

In Breaking Trends, What's New by Lauren Parker

Milan Fashion Week–Prada went for a wonderful visual mash-up with leather patchwork boots, mismatched panels, color- and pattern-blocked knee-socks (Miuccia loves herself an attention-getting knee-socks) and patchwork brocade coats and dresses featuring 30 different 19th century antique reproduction fabrics. Nail head clogs and groovy boots reflected a 70s vibe but …

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Spring 15 Breaking Trends: Appliques

In Breaking Trends, What's New by Lauren Parker

New York and London Fashion Weeks–Designers go dimensional this season, adding appliques and patches directly onto their clothing either in all-over fashion or in symmetrical spots. From flowers to leaves to kitschy images, the result is tactile and fun. Sequins also factor in prominently, adding some sparkle. Above from left: …