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Friday, November 14, 2014

Nikole Powers and Christie Maruka Tips for Spring 2015

Consider these must have tips for the season ahead from celebrated stylists Nikole Powers of www.inhighdemandblog.com and Fashion Fix’s Christie Maruka www.fashionfixnj.com
Nikole Powers
Spring Trend Watch 2015 from Nikole Powers 

Jumper Elizabeth and James
Designers couldn't get enough of it. It’s less harsh then white for a softer look. Elizabeth and James got it right with this jumper too the perfect feminine/masculine.

Off the Shoulder
Off the Shoulder 
Dress: Bcbg

There was a lot of falling off the shoulder, asymmetrical shoulder cuts and just plain off the shoulder dresses. Trade a plunging neck for some shoulder exposure. This spring Bcbg collection is flowy and simple.
Abstract Prints
Abstract Prints 

Abstract prints and Mod are two peas in a pod.  I would definitely say 60’s are going to be influencing our Spring.

Metallics from Dion Lee
Dress: Dion Lee
Another trend that seems to be resurfacing season after season is Metallics. I love the Modern feel of this Dress without it being to shiny. 

Garden Party Florals
Garden Party Florals
Dress: Altuzarra

Spring is about color and flowers and there be Spring Florals to the end of time. Some designers leaned in a more oriental floral bouquet, while others did not. I love the color of this Altuzarra.

Mod fashion on the runway

I cannot get enough of this trend.  It plays in with the abstract prints. Groovy. 

Tied Waist Sash on Runway
Tied Waist Sash
Dress: DVF

So much of this was on the runways. Almost all dresses were paired with a tied side sash like this with hanging ends. Love this DVF style!
Arctic Blue Dress
Arctic Blue

Love this icy blue color and it was all over the runways. My first buy for this will be a pair of trousers. 
Crop Top
Crop Tops
Shirt and Pants: Donna Karan

They were here this year and they'll be here the next.  Multiple designers kept this style in their Spring 2015 looks. Donna Karen had some of my favorites. 

Shirt Dress
Shirt Dresses

The Shirt Dress, simple and sexy. Easy to throw and casual. Pair it with a belt and some booties.

Sporty Alexander Wang
Pants and Jacket: Alexander Wang

No one does sporty like Alexander Wang. Think sneakers, tennis skirts and bold colors. So Street Chic. 
Pants and Crop: Mara Hoffman

Coolots? I know. I mean seriously how comfortable do those look though? If you’re shorter I would wear with heels if you taller try with sandals for a laid back look.
Accordion Pleats
Accordion Pleats
Skirt and Shirt: Zimmerman

Pleats were rocked all over the Runways. Zimmerman created my favorite version of pleats. They were bold and structured. Alexander Wang pleats came in the version of tennis looking skirts and dresses. Either way you'll be seeing them. About Nikole Powers

Christie Maruka
Spring 2015 Top Trends from Christie Maruka

Spring 2015 had some stunning and very wearable trends. Some of the most popular trends on the runway were the following:

Crop Tops, Full skirts, high -waisted trousers, culottes, trench coats, Utilitarian vests and jackets, fluid drape dresses, Bohemian silhouettes, sheer fabrics, quilted pieces, cinched waists, lots of slouchy trends, ruffles and lace , shirt dresses and cape gowns..

There are so many designers to list, but here are some of my favorite designer shows I attended:

First was BCBG by Max Azria, whose line was stunning with lots of drape dresses, abstract floral prints, and bohemian silhouettes. Classic, enduring fabrications were modernized and softened for comfortable chic.  Beautiful pastel colors, lending a sun-bleached softness to this collection.. Always a favorite for me.
Marissa Webb, (creative director for Banana Republic) presented a mix of flowy-feminine mini-dresses topped with cargo vests, cool shirt dresses and great revamps of the classic trench.
Carmen Marc Valvo modern and clean, plunging necklines, playful pantsuits and sheer over-skirts. Valvo knows how to flatter a woman's figure.

Nicole Miller who played with a lot of ruffles, sewing them onto hems of skinny skirts and stretchy body con dresses and plenty of enticing tropical and floral prints.

Tadashi Shoji showed floor length skirts with crop tops, illusion backs on gowns, plenty of shirt dresses and trench coats, dresses with embroidery and stunning cape gowns.

Zimmerman by Nicky Zimmerman, a new line for me and absolutely gorgeous. Her collection was light and airy, lacy, layered slip dresses, wide-legged trousers with sexy off the shoulder men’s shirting, skirts with extended layers of ruffles, cinched-trench vests, and amazing swimwear too nice to swim in!
Mara Hoffman who came out with a softer direction this season pairing natural fabrics and a muted color palette. Featuring rainbow slip dresses, cutouts, sunbursts and striped motif on swimwear, slacks, maxi dresses and Relaxed Woven shirt and trouser sets.

More of my favorite shows, Calvin Klein, Betsey Johnson,  Trina Turk, Mark & Estel, Carolina Herrera, Altuzarra & Angel Sanchez.

One of the best moments of attending Fashion week is the inspiration I find on the streets of the most glamorous, high fashion city in the Country...NYC!  Since we can't wear the clothes being shown on the runway right now, we sure can wear the clothes I spotted on the streets... as we call it "street style".

We hope you have enjoyed this glimpse of Spring 2015 fashion.

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