Summer trends on the runway!

Summer 2015 Fashion Report

By Samantha Bryant

Burst of Yellow


YELLOWGIRL-49702This summer the vibrant hues of sunshine will be busting out all over.  After a long cold winter, customers are eager to embrace a tone that signifies happiness and warmth.

Carolina Herrera brought a touch of elegance to this bright hue with soft creamy yellow ball gowns. She also offered a more appropriate look for daytime with skin-baring dresses in a decadent yellow silk crepe.

Nanette Lepore took a lighthearted take on the sunshine tone. Her collection opened with a rich yellow shirtdress and tribal yellow wedge sandals. She continued the color throughout the show, pairing it with silver and blue bohemian motifs.

Yellow has been universally recognized as a hard color to wear, but that’s not stopping starlets this season. Jessica Simpson looked sophisticated and chic on the streets of New York City this April. Her Dolce & Gabbana dress was slimming and fun with an all-over yellow and black floral.

Consumers shouldn’t fear rocking this color either! When paired with classic darker hues like navy and black, the look remains crisp, bold and flattering.

Burst onto the dance floor this summer with these glowing yellow gowns!

On the Runway

Striking Stripes


STRIPEGIRL-68227For several seasons now, the summer print market has been dominated by bold squares and linear graphics.  While those geometric forms are still popular, a more minimalistic and classic option is moving to the forefront. Stripes—from bold and blocky to dainty and thin—are dashed all around this season

Peter Som played with bold horizontal planes of navy, moss green, and cream to create a whimsical color-blocked look. Pieces were paired with other vertical stripes in black and white, giving this classic print a fresh and daring makeover.

Tadashi Shoji took a more ethereal approach, featuring vertical stripes of baby blue and white on his spring gowns. The result was a look that mixed the airy springtime feel of a cotton shirt with the frothy elegance of the evening gown.

Scarlett Johansson looked intense and gorgeous in a Preen by Thornton Bregazzi mini dress at a recent gala in New York City. The black, white and red stripes formed a sharp African-inspired neckline that suited her new shaved hairstyle perfectly.

Anna Kendrick looked elegant and chic at her Los Angeles movie premiere. Her silk grey-and-black striped Vionnet gown was the perfect mixture of striking and demure.

Make a statement with stripes in one of these eye-catching dresses!

On the Runway

Just Jump!


JUMPSUITGIRL-97657It’s official. The ‘60s and ‘70s are here to stay. Bohemian maxi dresses and psychedelic prints are only gaining steam this summer with the rising heat and short summer nights. Into this aura is reborn the sophisticated yet playful jumpsuit. Wide legged or slim, silk or jersey—the ease and comfort of this silhouette is undeniable.

Emilio Pucci—a brand that that made its name in the ‘60s—continues to pay homage to the past with vibrant and decadent prints. Jumpsuits in rainbow-hued chiffons are perfect for a music festival as well as night on the town.

Even Dior, known for elegance and classic femininity, offered a silk floral jumpsuit featuring an asymmetrical belt. Who could have known a jumpsuit could be so red-carpet ready?

Apparently Kristen Stewart did. At her recent Los Angeles film screening, she wore a Self-Portrait jumpsuit with a teal crocheted top that mixed punk style with edgy glamour.

Scarlett Johansson gave this look spin at the MTV Movie Awards. Her bright pink jumpsuit by Zuhair Murad popped on the red carpet.

This summer, a printed jersey jumpsuit will be perfect for a day at the beach or out shopping this summer. For the office, a look in black cotton is more appropriate.

As for the dance floor … get a leg up on the competition with these one-piece wonders!

On the Runway

Featuring Christian Lacroix