Spring trends on the runway!

Spring 2015 Fashion Report

By Samantha Bryant

Simply Minimal

spring15-trend3Every season a certain color seems to dominate the red carpet and the runways. Yet this spring it appears that color is less important than simplicity and purity of design. Minimalism has been a steady breath of Zen on the runways, with a focus on the natural beauty of the wearer. White is the most common way designers express these simple and refined looks, but hues in brown, navy, and almost all earth tones are possible also.

Lanvin’s Grecian gowns were toned down considerably for the spring 2015 runway show. Gone were the intricate pleating and billows of bright silks. Instead, simple white crepe dresses floated down the runway with a ghostly elegance. Hermes pulled inspiration from the long, clean silhouettes of East Asian fashion. Small mandarin collars and long dropped jackets looked divine in cream and beige.

Amy Adams looked natural and radiant in a simple Max Mara tea-length gown at the Critics Choice Awards. The iridescent beige silk complimented her hair and skin without fighting for attention.

Gwyneth Paltrow showcased a modern and fresh look on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Her blush jumpsuit by Elie Saab was both elegant and flattering, while the simplicity of the color and cut drew viewers’ eyes to her smile and vivacious attitude.

This season skip the extra stones and cheetah print. Let your inner star shine through with these simple, elegant and timeless dresses.

On the Runway

Blooming Big

spring15-trend2“Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking,” spoke a very un-amused Miranda Priestly in David Frankel’s movie The Devil Wears Prada. Yet spring after spring the flowers return and this season is proving no different. Florals are back and bigger than ever—literally. This season’s flowered prints are larger and bolder than the quiet sweet blooms of the past. No more small daisies and miniscule roses. Leafy vines, lilies, and poppies bloom large along jackets, skirts, and even pantsuits.

Thom Browne went straight down the rabbit hole with his loud flower prints. Black silk pantsuits sported large daisy blossoms in acidic pinks, blues, and white. The models, complete with top hats and bow ties, walked along a garden runway scene as if strolling through wonderland.

Even Celine, a house usually known for a refined modern look, explored a poppy print featuring bright reds, blues, and golds—a feminine, yet undeniably eye-catching look.

Diane Kruger turned heads on the Critics Choice Awards red carpet in a white and royal blue number by Naeem Khan. The regal blossom pattern crafted a feminine and timeless look while the colors delivered the wow factor.

Rosamund Pike looked fashion-forward and powerful in Alexander McQueen at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Silhouettes of pink cherry blossoms punctuated her black silk minidress.

Stun the dance floor this season with these punchy floral numbers that are anything but delicate!

On the Runway

Haute Hippie

spring15-trend1History repeats itself continually this season. Nostalgia from the 1970s is breathing life and youth into last season’s more restricted 1960s-mod inspiration. Taupe, tan, and cream earth tones billowed down the runways. Prints re-imagined Emilo Pucci’s heyday with swirls of psychedelic colors in springy floral hues. Fairytale elements remain from last winter, with dreamy dresses and layered tops creating a fanciful lightness attuned with the warming of the season.

Dries Van Noten pulled inspiration from John Everett Millais’ ethereal Victorian-era painting Ophelia for his spring collection. Layering was the name of his game as he mixed sheer chiffon prints with an earthy color-spectrum block print. The models treaded on a carpet of moss, then sat languidly on the runway as if they were at Woodstock.

Even the usually refined Dior show expressed a few relaxed silhouettes. Dropped-waist vests and wide-legged shorts added a touch of ease to the stiff and luxurious silk fabrics.

Keira Knightly looked effortless and feminine in an ice-blue chiffon gown by Delpozo. The high empire waist and cap sleeves of lace crochet embodied the girly bohemian look.

Taylor Swift was photographed strolling the streets of LA in a white crochet sundress by Free People with a white bell-sleeve cardigan. Like the perfect modern hippie, she accessorized the look with a sparkling headband and taupe leather sandals.

Bring out your inner Stevie Nicks or dreamy hippie soul and light up the dance floor with these airy and bohemian gowns!

On the Runway

Pantone Spring 2015 Color Projections

Pantone Spring 2015 Color Report

  • PANTONE 14-4313 Aquamarine
  • PANTONE 16-4725 Scuba Blue
  • PANTONE 14-5714 Lucite® Green
  • PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue
  • PANTONE 14-1213 Toasted Almond
  • PANTONE 16-1720 Strawberry Ice
  • PANTONE 15-1247 Tangerine
  • PANTONE 13-0720 Custard
  • PANTONE 18-1438 Marsala
  • PANTONE 14-4102 Glacier Gray
  • PANTONE 16-4120 Dusk Blue
  • PANTONE 18-0135 Treetop
  • PANTONE 18-0538 Woodbine
  • PANTONE 16-1328 Sandstone
  • PANTONE 17-4014 Titanium
  • PANTONE 16-3310 Lavender Herb

“Color that transcends
Time and Space.”


Pantone Color of the Year 2015