Put It In Neutral!

Last September, the color experts from Pantone announced their Fashion Color Trend Report for Spring/ Summer 2019, which made a comprehensive overview for New York Fashion Week. The color palette is comprised of 16 main colors, 4 of which were neutral (Toffee, Soybean, Sweet Corn, Brown Granite).

Ladies, this summer don’t be afraid to drape yourself in neutrals from head to toe. Feel free to mix your neutrals with pops of color, but if you want to be on-trend, wear one shade all over or maybe mix it with another neutral tone. Shoes and accessories can be neutral too, this will be your “soft” fashion statement.

Wearing neutrals is a classic and timeless trend, built into every stylish woman’s wardrobe during the last 50 years, and the current ‘neutral invasion’ is here to stay. This time it’s the fruit of a huge change in the current generation’s perception regarding gender. Statistics show that 38 percent of Gen Z-ers strongly agreed that gender no longer defines a person as much as it used to, and 27 percent of millennials felt the same way.

This change in gender perception pushed fashion designers to combine men’s and women’s collections on the runway. Many progressive designers have abolished ‘girls’ and ‘boys’ labels on children’s clothing… and more fashion brands are launching gender-neutral collections, hence more neutral color clothing is being produced for our consumption.

So, let the calming vibes of beige, taupe, ivory and white wash over you this summer. Put your outfit in the neutral zone and wait for the compliments to pour in.

Written by: Zeina Fellios
Edited by: Michelle Bremer

XOXO,

3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2015… Details, Details!

So my usual method of operations for conducting a translation blog post is that I view the runway shows, pick a few looks from my favorites, and search the internet for pieces that are similar but typically more affordable than the originals.  Well that process was determined to be useless when it came to the pieces that Phillip Lim sent down the runway for Spring 2015.  I found them to be unique in their construction, with rope piping details and asymmetrical patterns.  They seem comfortable and organic.  I had a hard time narrowing down my favorites and I could picture myself wearing any of the pieces in the collection.

When I attempted to find similar pieces online I was met with disappointment.  I exhausted all of my usual resources… and nothing!  The construction of each piece in this collection is so unusual, but so flattering to the female form.  WHY have we not seen this before?  Where has this been all my life?  Will the collection be successful on the commercial front?  I hope so.  I wish I could have found comparable pieces online, but alas I have failed.  I will not rest until I find something similar that I can actually afford.  For now, I will admit defeat and leave you with these pics of my favorite looks from the 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2015 Runway Show…

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3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2015-3Photo Credit: Style.com

XOXO,
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