From neutrals and feathers to peek-a-boo mesh panels and schoolgirl chic, here’s what you’ll be wearing next season, hot off the runways of fashion week.
The aesthetic here is simple, clean, and elegant — dresses, in particular, were the focus of this pared-down look.
Exposed flesh was in no short supply on the runways this week. Designers chose to use cut-outs, slits, mesh, lace, and more to give a sexy little peek at the skin beneath their ornate pieces.
Recession? What recession? It was disco fever across many of the spring runways, with designers banking on glitz, sparkle, and shimmer to distract consumers’ attention away from retail’s continuing woes.
Dovetailing with the “who cares about the recession” theme, designers took a renewed interest in feathers for spring — of all colors and textures. The frothy look added a playful levity to the runways, not unlike taking part in a fantastic carnival.
Back-to-school season may be September, but the spring collections were packed with knee socks, preppy stripes, gym clothes, and academic blazers.
Fall 2009 brought the “power suit” back to the foreground of fashion, but Spring 2010 heralds the return of leisure dressing — attire fit for jet-setters and effortlessly put-together cool kids.