Colour Forecasts and Trend Tracking for Fashion, Footwear, Handbags, Jewelry and Accessories
Spring this year is in the pink! Pale blush shades are at the pale spectrum of the pink palette going all the way to more intense, tropical, hot pinks. Designers set the pace by sending head to toe pink fashions down the runway. Accessories tap into the trend as well, from head to toe, from jewelry and eyewear to shoes.
It’s a striped season! Bold stripes, club stripes, umbrella stripes, ruffled stripes, you name it, there are fresh stripes for every mood and every occasion.
Now is the time to take stock of your shoe wardrobe to see what worked for this season and which silhouettes will have forward momentum for next year.
That tough urban street-smart look of black leather and lots of studs does not mean forfeiting femininity.
Fur (often the real thing but not always) is back, albeit in small doses showing up in unexpected places.
We went bird watching in the fashion capitals.
It’s time to go home, get comfortable, relax and put your feet up.
Retro military gold braids, brass buttons and silk frog closures have injected a whiff of nostalgic romance into street fashions this season.
Elaborate luxurious brocade fabrics are no longer just for fancy holiday parties.
Stars motifs in fashion seem to have eternal staying power just like the constellations on a clear night.
Loving hands doing embroidery, beading and printing are ways to create your unique look (even though someone else might have done the actual work!)
You own already a pair of short ankle boots? Well, it is the season to get an updated version!
It’s official! Badges, decals, stickers and pins are the new way to personalize anything, from a jacket to a handbag or backpack, even shoes.
Velvet is no longer just for fancy holiday parties!
They are back! Leopards, cheetahs and tigers are rekindling their love affair with fashion.
Olive greens to the front!
The fashion troops were out in full force during Paris fashion week accepting heavy security as the new normal.
One could not miss them! Bold legwear patterns and fishnet stockings attracted a lot of attention in London, Paris and Milan this season.
Leathers and materials promised luxurious refinement for fall/winter 2017/18 footwear, handbags and accessories.
Premiere Vision in Paris has grown exponentially from being a textile fair to include yarns for knitwear, leathers, furs, accessories and hardware.
Spring/Summer 2017 footwear collections got a head start in August at trade fairs in New York (FFANY), Platform in Las Vegas and at the Atlanta Shoe Market.
Footwear fashions are evolving for spring/summer 2017. Instead of over-embellished, consider clean and unadorned. Instead of granola casual, think about adding comfort chic and steer towards more tailored-looking footwear.
Everything is in bloom, and garden parties and country picnics are being enjoyed all summer long.
Summer time is sandal time, and the recent trend of comfort sandals has evolved and makes them a little less serious.
Summertime is sneaker time! But no need to train for a marathon!
Tired of the casual “comfort” footwear look so prevalent these past couple of seasons? Well, change is in the air.
The simple slide, an open toe, open back shoe silhouette is shaping up to be a “Must Have” footwear wardrobe item this summer.
Technology has invaded fashion! Shoes, jewelry and even ready-to-wear fashions are experimenting with 3-D printing techniques.
The unstoppable trend towards casual comfort-driven shoes seems to have peaked! There were still plenty of collections promoting comfort footwear at Micam, the international footwear trade fair presenting fall/winter 2016/17 collections in Milan.
Italy’s reputation for making the finest, most fashionable, trend-setting shoes in the world is more than justified, and Paris as an epicenter of fashion is on the same page. On a recent shopping trip to both places we found some exciting styles that would make a great addition to anyone’s shoe wardrobe for a forward, very special footnote this season.