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A NEW MINIMALISM starring at the Paris Shows this year has apparently given new life and energy to the fashion world.  Retailers were enthusiastic about the looks, seeing restored consumer interest in the fabulous styles and designs. 

 

The look is definitely one of true femininity:  elegant, tailored, simplified.  Much of the excess embellishment of earlier seasons is gone.  In its place are clean lines, rich colors, sophisticated and modern fashion. 

 

Before we go any further, though, we should emphasize:  This minimalism is not one for accessories people to fear.  There is still plenty of excitement and craftsmanship revving up the accessory world, and the cleaner looks actually call for a new emphasis – rather than de-emphasis – on jewelry, handbags, and other accessory pieces.

 

                                            The Trend Picture

 

Here is a compilation of what industry observers and participants had to say about the new minimalism trend as seen in Paris:

 

“Trends such as fur and leather were very prominent, as well as a long, lean silhouette. Accessories continue to be prominent on the runway.”

 

“We saw Forties and Fifties styles.  Things were very ladylike.  There was lots of gauze and brocade. My only problem was the price:  some of it was outrageous!”

 

“Best trends included the continuation of the sporty look. Also, studs.  Animal prints.  Feminine frills.  Bows and ruffles.”

 

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“Hot colors included nudes, neutrals, beiges, greiges, grays, camel, and black.”

 

“We saw a lot of winter white.  It was fabulous!”

 

“Colors were more classical.  Camel, gray, navy, and black.”

 

“The new minimalism was terrific, but there were also plenty of opulent designs, with fur and fur trims and ornate embellishments.” 

 

                                      Military and Bohemian

 

“We liked the furs, the knitwear, and the fine and sheer or chunky and highly textured fabrics.” 

 

“Fall trends included military, active utility, ethnic, nomadic and bohemian.  Fur was everywhere.  Crafty designs included ruffled dressing, pleating and skilled asymmetry. Manipulations such as insets, appliques, patchworks, and collages were big in accessories.  Layered sheer is the new sheer.”

 

“Feathers and fur dominated the runways.” 

 

“The textures in black at Nina Ricci made you excited to have a black suit again!”

 

‘I loved the cropped pants.”

 

“Metallic embellishments were a key trend.  There was a lot of structure, and architectural interest.” 

 

METALLICS CONTINUE TO DRAMATIZE THE NEWEST FASHIONS.  HERE ARE SOME TERRIFIC METALLICS TO CONSIDER FOR YOUR FASHION COLLECTION:

 

 

 

 

 

                  

                                      Longer Hemlines

 

“Hemlines were longer. And hey…pay attention to this:  that could signal a change in everything, starting with the shoe, which would become more feminine!”

 

“Trends are important this year:   Minimalism, military, tailoring, leather, fur.  The army green trend was hot.”

 

 

And, can we ignore this retailer comment, as quoted in a top fashion publication:

“As far as trends go, we loved the purity and simplicity of Celine and Stella McCartney, the techno richness of Balenciaga, and the opulence of Balmain.”

Comments (0) Posted by Mary McGarry on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010


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