Last week I went to the Coterie show in New York. As one of fashion's premier retail trade shows it is an extensive view into what clothing, shoes and accessories will be filling contemporary boutiques and better department stores in the year to come. Below is a sampling of some of the trends I spotted while at the show.
In general, lots of Leopard and Cheetah, even prints of actual cheetahs! Stars, sailor striped sweaters, plaids, checks, houndstooths. Some of these menswear patterns faded, bleached, and otherwise corroded/ distressed especially at casual and denim brands. Dots in all sizes, and TONS of florals of all kinds: Latin-inspired, ditsies, watercolor florals, sketched florals reminiscent of our Bright Future trend. Not as many tropical florals as we have grown accustomed to; camos also seem to be on the wane.
Embellishments & Textures!
Beading, lacing, grommets, and ruffles galore. Fagoting at Saylor and many other vendors, Swiss dot (some over printed with floral patterns), eyelet, and self color embroidery - all looked very romantic and feminine. These sighting are making me feel great about our upcoming Spring trend pitch, "Picnic at Hanging Rock", due out later this week (so stay tuned!).
Lots of great textures like heavy embroidery, popcorn sweaters, faux fur in many colors. A great sweater at the Nuvintage booth with a panel of a vintage Stevie Nicks concert T appliquéd on the back was a nod to our recent Crystals and Mystics trend.
Booths from 7 for All Mankind, Pistola, Dear John, Mavi, and Wrangler showed a variety of denim updates. Denim was distressed, patched, and printed; lots of surface embellishment, too, like pearls, lacing, and embroidery.
70's vintage T-shirt graphics were prevalent, especially at Wrangler, and looked charmingly retro with the bell bottom jeans that were a popular offering. In another nod to Crystals and Mystics, I saw a great denim jacket with a zodiac print at Pistola.
So many of the vendors had wonderful prints - and you know prints are our passion!
Here's a rundown of some of the best:
The Jetset Diaries showed some lovely watercolor florals and Swiss dot fabrics. Jetset's luxe boho vibe is definitely on point and looking very contemporary.
Cooper St wonderful vibrant florals, colored and embroidered lace, and stylized tropical flowers are channeling our Mexicali trend. Cooper St is showing the beautiful carefree looks that you'll want to wear all summer long.
images via Copper St
MISA Los Angeles Loads of florals! Are you noticing a trend? MISA was founded in 2016 by Shadi Askari-Farhat, and is inspired by her travels and love for global style. The line is full of feminine and unique pieces.
images via MISA
Love Shack Fancy This booth had us swooning! Ruffled slipdresses in eyelet cotton with fagoting and lace. Dresses inspired by underpinnings, and delicate florals on layers of ruffles in gauzy cotton. Small rosette patterns on feminine skirts, and tops with beautiful and delicate embellishments of crochet lace.
images via Love Shack Fancy
Miss June Beautiful flower and paisley prints. Many prints with Peruvian motifs and a boho vacation vibe that I can really get on board with!
images via Miss June
Yumi Kim by designer Kim Phan showed what they are known for: lovely dresses in an abundance of floral prints like their Woodstock maxi available in an array of floral patterns. The company philosophy is that a woman’s style is a direct expression of who she is and reflects Phan's love for travel, design, unique prints, and of course beautiful flowers.
images via Yumi Kim
Did you get to Coterie this time?
I'd love to hear your thoughts and opinions on what you saw!
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