Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Trends

Fashion Trends were not hard to spot last week in New York at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.  New York’s Bryant Park hosted the Mercedes-Benz Fashion week for the last time.  The every popular semi-annual fashion event will now move to Lincoln Center starting with September 2010.  As usual Hollywood’s royalty found front row tickets to admire the couture fashions and be seen and heard.  From my observance there were three major trends to this past week’s events: texture, color, and celebrity.

Texture

A model walks the runway of Carolina Herera's fashion show in New York phot credit: Frazer Harrison/ Getty Images

A model walks the runway of Carolina Herera's fashion show in New York photo credit: Frazer Harrison/ Getty Images

From fur to textured material to knitwear texture was all over the place last week.

Fur was all the rage at Zac Posen's runway show in New York last week Photograph: Stefan Gosatti/ Getty Images

Fur was all the rage at Zac Posen's runway show in New York last week Photograph: Stefan Gosatti/ Getty Images

Color

While black and grey are always the most popular colors some other colors made their mark: orange, red and purple notably

Nicole Miller's Fashion Show Highlighted a Pop of Red photography by: Fernanda Calfat/ Getty Images

Nicole Miller's Fashion Show Highlighted a Pop of Red photography by: Fernanda Calfat/ Getty Images

Model Walks the Runway in Purple at Donna Karen's Fashion Show

Model Walks the Runway in Purple at Donna Karen's Fashion Show photography by Slavin Vlasic/ Getty Images

Celebrities:

As always Celebs and other Hollywood types flock to New York to take in the couture and get photographed while doing it.  At many shows it was young hollywood versus old hollywood.  Which celebrity do you think looked the most fashionable at fashion week?

Michelle Trachtenberg (Gossip Girl), Kristen Bell (When in Rome), Mena Suvari at the Rebecca Taylor show photo by: Bryan Beddar/ Getty Images

Michelle Trachtenberg (Gossip Girl), Kristen Bell (When in Rome), Mena Suvari at the Rebecca Taylor show photo by: Bryan Beddar/ Getty Images

Susan Sarandon, Demi Moore, and Brooke Shields at Donna Karens show

Susan Sarandon, Demi Moore, and Brooke Shields at Donna Karen's show

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Fashion Trends from Fashion Week 2009 – Part 1

Fashion Week 2009 wouldn’t be Fashion Week if we weren’t able to glean fabulous fashion trends for the upcoming season from the typical creative, bold pieces that debut at Fashion Week!  In this current economic market where all the news about doom and gloom keeps us shoppers far more conscientious about our spending, we thought we would touch on a few of the trends that can be implemented in more economic fashions for those of us who can only dream about buying those couture fashions at the moment.

Fashion Trend # 1 – We loved the use of bold colors.  We are seeing lots of purple, the smokey shade we have previously mentioned in our  blog posts, but also bold shades of purple with blue hues, so it isn’t the same Joker color purple that seems so circa 1980 now.

Splendid Clothing Blurple 2009 Fashion Trend Color

Splendid Clothing Blurple 2009 Fashion Trend Color

One of our favorite tops in this blue/purple is the Modal Jersey with Silk Cotton Voile SS Scoop Neck with Buttons by Splendid.  We love this Splendid Tee because it is full of feminine details with the gathered and puffed sleeve, the buttons in the center of the scoop neck and of course the bold “Blurple” color.  We also saw other colors like yellow, orange, green, brown and those metallic shades that are so popular right now.

Splendid Clothing Rayon Slub Boatneck Top Color Trends

Splendid Clothing Rayon Slub Boatneck Top Color Trends

Don’t throw out your grey clothing just yet either.  Grey and that smokey shade of grey will still be big this fall.  We love the different shades of grey ranging from darker charcoal shades such as Splendid’s “Coal” version of the Rayon Slub Boatneck which we also carry in “Russet” a bold shade of Orange.

So the key takeaway for those of us who are looking for budget conscious clothing these days: adding a few key pieces in bold colors is a great way to keep your wardrobe hip and trendy while still watching your check book.  As illustrations, both of these tops by Splendid are economical ways to still bring a bold bit of color to give your current wardrobe an upgrade with a fashionable piece that won’t break the bank.

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