Ready to ditch your drab winter wardrobe for a flush of spring? We’ve perused the Spring 2015 collections to bring you the top fashion trends you’ll start seeing on the streets. Clutch your pearls and get ready for flashbacks and leather.
Reminiscence of the 1970s dominated the spring runways, bringing back subtle reflections of groovy days with retro lapels, denim, and pants with more-than-the-usual flare. From Derek Lam’s muted tones and pops of color, to Jeremy Scott’s mixed-media aesthetic, the decade of love was in full force. Even Gucci got in on the action, with buttery suede cowboy necklines and fringe. Bellbottoms? Yes, there were plenty, with Coach and Theory letting the ankles breathe in a minimal, flared leg. Patchwork, fur vests, and tie-dye rounded out the 1970s inspiration, as Dries Van Noten, Tommy Hilfiger, and Pucci contended for the hippiest.
On The Fringe
Tassels and frays were the details du jour. From strands of leather to silk and feather, fringe garnished a number of Spring 2015 collections. Designers like Tory Burch offered demure fringe trim, Preen provided beaded fray in primary colors against a black canvas, and Whistles channeled Noir with black-on-black texture. It may be just us, but we can’t wait to take this trend to the dance floor.
Designers from Saint Laurent to Philipp Plein embraced hide on the runways, the forefront of a number of Spring 2015 collections showcasing leather and suede. The boys at Proenza Schouler incorporated leather coats and blocked patches into their designs, proving that leather isn’t just pegged to fall collections. Appearing in all manner of colors, we saw suede in neutrals and naturals, and almost every other color and combination imaginable. The material wasn’t confined to outerwear; dresses, separates, and pants emerged in the collections of Altuzarra, Jason Wu, and others.
Perhaps in an effort to bring a bit of calm to the turmoil ravaging the world, many designers deconstructed and desaturated their Spring 2015 collections. The Row presented simple silhouettes in a few pale natural colors, like graceful tunics in camel and caftans in ivory. An ethereal mix of understated colors and pastels floated down a number of runways. Other collections featured a white-on-white palette, with Lanvin and Christophe Lemaire bringing freshness and light in white.
Petal to the Max
We know what you’re thinking: Floral? For spring? Groundbreaking. But designers like Phoebe Philo for Céline kicked it up a notch and embraced the blooms. Nothing goes together quite like springtime and flowers. At Simone Rocha and Max Mara, vivid pops of nature emerged on the runways like daisies from the ground. Models were awash in bigger, bolder floral from head-to-toe. Even Victoria Beckham unleashed the flower power, proving that the springtime staple is far from droll.
How to accessorize? The perfect complement to a retro, fringe, monochromatic, or floral look is simply Spey pearls.