Be a jean-ius and get on top of one of the spring 2015 trends! Denim has been around for over a century. It wasn’t always a staple piece to have in your wardrobe though. Denim has shifted from a very casual look, to being able to even be worn for more dressy occasions. This spring designers are featuring denim dresses, suit jackets, to just your traditional jeans/ Don’t be afraid to mix a denim top with denim bottoms! Put your own twist on the trend, and really express yourself. Designers from Stella McCartney, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci, in both menswear and women’s ready-to-wear, have featured models on the runway wearing denim from head to toe. Take a look at some possible ways in which you can wear denim this spring!
The beauty of denim is its versatility- you can feel comfortable and sexy.”- Unknown
It never ceases to exist in fashion. Checkered patterns are featured for the Spring 2015 season. Wear this wisely, checkered prints can get a bit “dizzy-ing”. Keep it simple and subtle. Michael Khors, Oscar de la Renta, and various other designers featured checkered collections. Here are a few looks to get an idea of how you can wear check next spring
Want to know what to have in your wardrobe for next spring? Here is the place to find out! Over the next few weeks I will provide you with the upcoming spring trends!
The cold-shoulder look is being expanded further in the Spring 2015 season. Many ready-to-wear designers like Stella McCartney, Balmain, and Chloé, are featuring looks with cutouts in the fabric. There are tops with one cutout, or dresses that have openings on the sides and around the neckline. This look has been slowly working its way into fashion, and it is coming in full force next spring!
Do you dare to be bare, are you going to take the risq-ué?
Have you ever been to a fashion show or would like too? The 2014 Northwood Style Show is the perfect opportunity. On April 4th at 8 p.m. you have the opportunity to experience what a fashion show is all about. Except the greatest part is is that it is all put on by Northwood University students. There is a student design portion of the show where many talented designers present their very own designs on the runway. Along with a portion of the show displaying upcoming trends for the spring and summer. Come out and see how music and fashion have evolved over the years!
For more information on the 2014 Northwood Style Show visit: http://www.northwood.edu/styleshow/
Fast fashion. That is what has taken over the fashion industry over the past couple of decades. Consumers demand the latest trends at the lowest possible price, as fast as possible. In return, this has forced designers to send production overseas. Factory workers have far less time and money to produce these garments. Therefore the quality of the products we see in many stores today have greatly declined. Also, many factory workers have poor working conditions and pay.
The idea of fast fashion has set the basis for stores such as H&M, Forever 21, and Zara. Since we get the clothing so cheap there we don’t care if we wear it once and then throw it away. The mindset of the consumer has completely shifted. In a way fast fashion has kind of changed the whole idea of fashion. We take quality for granted, and just want to have the latest trend that everyone is wearing. Fashion should be about expressing who YOU are, not everyone else.
In order for the apparel industry and meaning of fashion to change to what it used to be, it is essentially up to the consumer. We need to stop caring about always having the hottest new look. We need to push for quality not quantity. By doing this we can change the quality of our garments, life for factory workers, and improve the environment. Now next time you are out shopping, before you buy something ask yourself, “Do I really need this? Will I wear it again? Will it withstand being washed?” Start considering the impact your decisions make on your surroundings. Lets bring quality back.
For a short video about fashion fashion click the link below:
The Business of Fast Fashion
Out with the red in with the ORANGE!
This spring season try a bold orange color for your lips. From a daring tangerine shade to a soft sherbet shade. You are sure to find a color that fits you perfectly. Play around with the new lip color for any occasion.
Time to start our spring shopping! Ditch all those dark, comfy sweaters we have been wearing to shelter our bodies from the arctic weather. Bring on the pastels! This seasons hottest new colors for the spring are pastel shades. These runway looks give us hope of the warmth that is to come. Spice up your closet and add those shades of pastel to your wardrobe.
Designers(left to right): Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung, Rebecca Taylor