While most fashionistas are enjoying the summer heat wearing boldly printed lightweight dresses and frilly tops, the next shopping season is waiting in the wings. Although most trend setters take advantage of pre-season retail store events while the outdoors flirt with 100 degree temperatures, fashion-finders search for item pieces in preparation for the next spring season. Get a glimpse of the upcoming collections by checking out online videos and photos of recent designer runway showings. Become your own style guru taking fashion notes on color schemes, silhouette and trims, arming yourself with specific style details to look for when attending pre-season fall sales.
Mercedes-Benz fashion week held in early July in Berlin, Germany featured a host of designers like Minx by Eva Lutz, Escada Sport Final and Hugo by Hugo Boss. Minx featured specific details such as clean shirring and trapeze-like silhouettes with frilly finishes. If color is your
first love, Minx had mixes of melon-toned shades with bold orange in color-blocked dresses as well as canary yellow jackets with soft blue tops and white pants. The designer also embraced nude shades, which included champagne and soft taupes in casual dresses, skirts and tops. Monochramatic styles looked fresh with sleeveless black blouses trimmed with white piped borders and zebra printed a-line skirts.
Escada Sport makes any fashionista want to pre-book vacations to exotic islands during their fashion-finding expedition. Bright turqoise and orange striped combinations mixed with khaki, white and navy blue hues create an upbeat tone to the overall collection. Look for these color schemes during your pre-season shopping, including soft tangerine shades for that sun-kissed finish. Look for color-blocked dresses, handkerchief a-line dip-dyed tops as well as striped pants to kick-off your pre-spring 2013 wardrobe ensembles.
For those career-orientated fashionistas prone to gravitating to soft colors for their everyday work ensembles, take a look at the Hugo by Hugo Boss collection. These pieces had eye-catching details as they worked their way down the catwalk adding an architectural flavor to soft
shapes. Look for cut-out accents like cut-away sleeve treatments and day dresses serving double duty. Although models appeared business-conservative as they strolled down the runway in these soft-toned day dresses, the structured back view cut-outs revealed a fashion surprise as they turned away on the runway, leaving you wanting more silhouettes with the same influence. Other fashion details included silver-plated asymmetrical zippers, peplum-shaped jackets and metalic-like inserts with ombre-toned reflections. These metallic-like inserts were mixed with soft color hues, giving fashion pieces a computerized-edge. Most fabrics had a soft sheen gleaming off of the silhouettes. Other color tones to watch for are soft shades of petal pinks, nudes, and delicate greys mixed with white inserts.
Create your fashion-finders list just like the top fashion editors before heading out to your local pre-seaon sales and jumpstart your spring summer 2013 wardrobe with a splash.