New York Fashion Week a View From Inside, More Spring Scoop




Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier 2016 Spring Fashion

If anyone can make lace look fun and fresh, it’s this bridal wear designer who uses her skill on her RTW line.

First let’s just say COLOR!!!!! How beautiful is her use of color in this collection? Then let’s move on to my retraction in regards to lace. I know I said I was so tired of seeing lace and that it was down-trending its way right out of  fashion because it is so saturated in the market, but if a designer can make it look new and different—it’s my perogative to call a spade a spade and change my mind. What a fun way to update lace out of its traditional vintage and bohemian look. I love seeing it in these kicky colors of pool blue and watermelon fruit and rind all in one! The printing on top of lace is also a fun technique.

Monique Lhuillier 2016 Spring Fashion

A focus on shape—we return to some modern architectural silhouettes

Lhuillier also gives us her more clean lined styles that inject plenty of saturated colors in crisp fabrics. I love all of the sharp lines and the strapless styles (and again notice—more shoulder and midriff exposure). I think my favorite here is the first dress that is layered over something white. In my mind, I would make the under-piece an easy knit short and turn this into a more casual outfit.

So now you’ve seen some of the designers who really seemed to make a mark for the season when it comes to the more feminine side of style. I love both the modern clean lines and the soft feminine shapes. There’s something for everyone when it comes to shape and color. And if there’s any one great take-away from this—definitely get your core essentials ready for Spring 2016—you know what they’re going to be!!!

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Tina Trevino
Tina Trevino
Tina Trevino, Partner & Director of Community Relations for Latin Biz Today is President & CEO of Tocaya Design under which she does design consulting for major apparel companies as well as designs, manufactures and markets her women’s lifestyle brand, Tocaya. With 25 years of industry experience most recently as Design Director of KBL Group Intl. Ltd., she has managed large creative design teams. Trevino provides insight on upcoming fashion trends for each season collaborating with designers, merchants and product development teams to help develop brand appropriate apparel. She specializes in sweaters, knits and wovens. Having previously worked with private label brands for stores like Kohl’s, NY & Co, White House|Black Market, and Ann Taylor to name a few as well as brands like Lee jeans, Wendy Williams, Brooke Shields Timeless, Torn by Ronny Kobo, and Whitney Port, she has the ability to build brands from the design and merchandising process all the way through fitting, production, and marketing.

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