December 31, 2016

The embellished bomber has a universal appeal and it appeared on runways in myriad ways in 2016. The over the top embellishments give this silhouette new life. These fun yet sophisticated pieces are versatile and can be worn everyday in a variety of settings.

December 30, 2016

Many designers enticed by the loosening restrictions on US travel to Cuba, were inspired by its vibrant landscape, iconic vintage  cars, colorful buildings, tropical scenery, and rich cultural heritage; this was huge trend on the  2016 runways heading into 2017.

December 29, 2016

With the world more connected than ever, we see a craving for a sense of belonging.  There is a strong reaction to globalization in the  desire to be part of an identifiable group or clan.  This is reflected in an appreciation for a tribal aesthetic: regional handicraf...

December 28, 2016

Continuing our end of year countdown, our 4th call out is bare shoulders. 2016 runways were full of this trend in various forms and it is expected to continue in 2017.

December 27, 2016

Our 2016 trend countdown continues: #5 is CHOKERS. This 90's throwback accessory looks very current now.

December 26, 2016

This is just a small taste of all the wonderful trends and cultural influences that 2016 will be remembered for. Our overview is comprised of trends on the catwalks, in social media, and in cultural shifts and events.

December 19, 2016

Our trend report "Winter Soldier" is fueled by the prevalence of camouflage and GI-inspired details that dominate the runways , and also by a landmark exhibit of the visionary artist A.H.Thayer, the "father of camouflage".

December 12, 2016

Music makes us feel emotions that we cannot put into words and taps into memory and a sense of place in a unique way; this makes it a perfect source of inspiration. Gypsy folk music is a genre we find ourselves drawn to when we're craving that surreal feeling of no...

December 10, 2016

Sofia Coppola's film, Marie Antoinette, features sumptuous sweets and over the top period costumes which are a source of inspiration for our upcoming Spring 2018 trend, "Candy Crush".

December 5, 2016

There has been a wave of fashion exhibitions and retrospectives over the past several years.  Lucky for us this trend does not appear to be going anywhere any time soon. As 2016 comes to a close, we want to give you a run down of the the great shows currently running a...

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