Mixing jackets with non-matching pants is becoming fashionable for men. Italians refer to it as 'spezzato' which means "broken in two." Mixing patterns and fabrics is being seen on and off the runway in men's fashion. ~Stephanie W.
Layering with the use of turtlenecks, is now in style for men. Turtlenecks can be seen under suit jackets, comfy knit sweaters, vests, and coats. They can be seen as casual, but if paired right, can look business appropriate and sophisticated. ~Stephanie W.
A popular trend in women's wear today, are peplums. They were seen in many Spring 2012 collections, and are continuing to be seen. Not only are they on skirts, but also have been seen on shirts, jackets, and even corsets. ~Stephanie W.
Though animal prints have been seen in apparel for years, animal motifs are now being seen in women's and men's fashion. Cute, cuddly woodland creatures such as foxes, owls, and even animals such as whales and dinosaurs, can be seen on shirts, bags, and jackets. ~Stephanie W.
Though we just saw capes and cloaks a few years ago, they have made resurgence in the world of fashion. Probably due to the movies and shows incorporating fairytale themes, some were seen in Fall 2012 collections with hoods and fur. This is a trend that may last longer than the last time they were in style. ~Stephanie W.
The above picture is from J. Crew's website. J. Crew announced that it is expanding into the Asian market with it's partnership with Lane Crawford in Hong Kong. J. Crew has typically targeted and appealed to women in their 20's and 30's. However Michelle Obama wears a lot of J. Crew. Because Michelle Obama wears a lot of J. Crew and has become a fashion icon for an older audience, it has appealed more to a trendy older crowd. It shows how much the brand is expanding. Lindsey U
The picture above is from J. Crew's website. J. Crew recently announced it was partnering with Lane Crawford and entering the Asian market in Lane Crawford's store located in Hong Kong. J. Crew has been expanding it's market and target audience recently. Initially, it was geared more towards a woman of her upper 20's lower 30's. However Michelle Obama wears a lot of J. Crew and has helped the popularity of the brand for an older trendy audience. Lindsey U
This is supposed to capture NY street fashion. I think it shows how runway styles have been influenced by street fashion in the past few years, shifting style into a much less formal time. -Buck
Booties are a fall essential, perfect pairing for the chilling weather. Booties are becoming more popular for going out and are commonly being decorated with lace, studs, spikes, color blocking etc. Lindsey U
The picture above is from Paris Fashion Week. Within Paris runways there has been a re-occuring trend with tops displaying a boxy style, some cut off some not. They are then paired with either slim trousers or pencil skirts. Lindsey U