Which Pre-Fall Trends Will Blast Off In February?-------
The Fall collections, believe it or not, start five weeks from today. Re-acclimating to the office after a long holiday break, we took a closer look at the pre-fall presentations in order to make some educated guesses about what we’ll be seeing on next month’s runways. First up is green for evening. If influencers like Jason Wu and Proenza Schouler have their way, the upcoming shows—not to mention the Oscars—will be emerald city. Another major story is the revived focus on the waist. Everyone from Michael Kors and Donna Karan to newcomer Sofia Sizzi of Giulietta cinched looks with wide belts to create hourglass silhouettes—typically strong sellers for retailers. On the more relaxed side, downtown labels including Rag & Bone and Theyskens’ Theory are making a case for ultra-wide-leg trousers. Fall’s answer to the maxi skirt? Could be. And let’s not forget about outerwear. Given all the toggle coats we’ve seen from Burberry Prorsum, Narciso Rodriguez, and Versace, we predict the duffel will replace the parka as the fashion troops’ must-have jacket.
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