|Fashion Week: new trends on the runway|
|Written by Davonte Longmire, Vidette Reporter|
|Monday, 25 February 2013 14:15|
Runway. Cameras flash as tall, fierce models walk. A contemporary beat plays in the background as you enjoy the show. New styles emerge and are applauded as the new and noteworthy trends appear. The runway is the venue where trends and styles that will determine what will be hot for the season emerge.
Still ever prevalent in fashion is geometry. Shapes placed in different patterns complement the body in different ways. There have always been motifs of shapes in fashion collections because they create illusions to make certain parts of the body appear smaller or larger.
Michael Kors’ opening piece for his Ready to Wear Fall 2013 collection utilized the same geometry motif. Many of the models wore only one color, emphasizing an area of the body exhibiting a geometric shape. Kors’ first piece was a woman dressed head to toe in a blue suede tunic paired with a pencil skirt. In the middle of the tunic was a black leather rectangle that highlighted the torso.
“It is really hard to find pieces very current with fashion trends because a lot of local companies only make and buy things that will ultimately increase their profits,” Amber Moore, sophomore journalism major, said. “Fashion is something that is unpredictable, so that hinders companies from creating a lot of outlandish garments, which causes them to have basically the same types of clothing.”
You can find some geometrical patterns in a lot of stores. They may
not be as avant-garde as you hoped, but they still follow suit. For
instance, at PacSun there is always an affordable striped tank you can
find either on the sale racks or on the floor. Express has few collared
1MX shirts you can buy in vertical stripes, blocky plaid and even
Another trend that is emerging is leather. Leather has been seen in
almost every collection at MBFW. Of course, the ever-popular leather
jacket will be a timeless garment, but the construction has changed a
bit. In Calvin Klein’s collection, the reinvention of the leather jacket
was an applauded piece. The jacket was made in the style of a trench
coat and the lapel of the jacket was enlarged. The use of leather in
other garments has changed dramatically, as well. You can find
leather in pants, shoes, hats and gloves. There was even a leather
T-shirt designed by Hermès in their Summer Ready to Wear 2013 line. Yes,
a leather shirt does sound really hot — especially for the summer — so
they simply utilized a soft lambskin, embossed to look like crocodile
and loose-fitting to allow airflow.
Another big trend with leather this season is leather sleeves. The
trend was first started when Dolce and Gabbana created a sequin blazer
with a solid color matte lapel, which resembled leather, in 2008. Then,
Burberry used leather for lapels, sleeves and buttons. Michael Kors,
Calvin Klein and Ralph Rucci have now all used the trend.
“We have a jacket designed by Kendall and Kylie Jenner here at
PacSun,” Matt Derman, PacSun employee, said. “The jacket is denim with
the leather sleeves and is constructed in a biker fashion. It sells for
Deb also has a pair of liquid faux leather pants and leggings for sale.
Oversized accessories have joined the list of trends this season.
Transitioned from this winter’s chunky scarves, this trend is now
present as huge bangles, clunky watches and sunglasses that cover 30
percent of your face.
“A new trend I think is coming up is the color emerald,” Moore said.
“Emerald is a color that is new and worth discovering. There are just
so many different ways to wear it and so many ways you can style it. I
have a pair of emerald pants that go great with a floral top that I have
or a solid color top.”
Emeralds have been spotted at many stores including PacSun,
Hollister and Express, and can be found in the forms of sweaters, pants
or in prints.
As MBFW has ended in New York for this season, next week is Milan. Who knows what we can expect from there?