Fashion insider besties.....this is going to be epic. So, as you know, Holly spent last week at New York Fashion week, dragging herself from hair and make-up to fashion show after fashion show – ALL FOR YOU......just sayin.
Consider this reseach for the greater good, because this is what will determine what YOU will be wanting to wear in the next few months, albeit, translated into real clothes for real people.
Here's the deal: Fashion Week previews the art of fashion designers. That art is paraded down catwalks and photographed, and then shared a zillion times on Instagram.
THEN, it goes into the heads of mass market fashion producers, watered down to be wearable, and re-interpreted and produced by everyone from boutique designers to box stores. THAT is how the latest trends come to you.
So, if you hear Holly talking about a ‘windowpane petticoat” do not stop listening. This is a precursor to what is coming your way.
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If you're not sure how the fashion cycle works, this is a quick fashion lesson:
Trends from Europe come over to the United States. They get shown on the runway, and then what's known as the trickle-down effect happens in the market.
This means that what's on the runway gets reinterpreted and knocked off by several different companies to reflect what the trends are for that current season for the general public.
So, for example, let's say you see a mesh cage petticoat on the runway - which Holly did see - 99% of the people at the show would say: “That's amazing! It's a piece of art. It's incredible! The construction is to die for!”
In addition to those comments, Holly would say: “Who is actually going to wear that?”
Well, other designers will take that particular style and make an “idea of that style” adaptable to the mass market.
It may have started as a windowpane cage petticoat. But then it turns into something that simulates the artistic style. Maybe it's a black skirt with a windowpane print that looks like a structured petticoat with a tulle or crinoline skirt.
This would give the idea of the petticoat. One that might go into actual production for a label.
“Mass market companies want to emulate a trend so it's adaptable and makes sense for a mass market crowd. If you're more confused than ever, keep listening! Brands that cater to mass markets take the idea of a trend and break it down and make it less scary for us regular folk.”
– Holly Katz, your favorite personal stylist
Top Fall 2022 Trends | See Holly’s Pinterest Board for Images:
Neon: The first trend Holly loved - and saw at almost every fashion show - was COLOR!! More specifically, pink, purple, orange and highlighter neon colors. This goes for men as well as women.
Yes, neon is still here. The brighter and louder, the better.
There are so many ways to interpret color. One being taking ONE piece of your outfit, like a shoe, a bag, or a blazer, and pick a color so outrageous, that it stands out as the star of your outfit.
Holly saw someone last week in neon yellow everything: jacket, shorts, thigh-high boots, and even accessories. It was not hard to spot her, but for adaptation to everyday life, remember: less is more!!!
This look is certainly a conversation starter, and it is a great way to take a fashion risk without getting crazy.
Crochet Everything: When we say ‘crochet,” we mean crochet everything: pants, tops, bathing suits, jackets, dresses, everything!
When you think of crochet, the first thing most people immediately think of is: “Oh, you can see through it!” Because if the weave is not tight, then you will be able to see through it.
However, you can easily work with a crochet top by pairing it with a cami underneath. When you see the crochet dress designs, you can think of two things: wear it over a bathing suit on vacation - or simply wear it with a full slip underneath.
Denim, but: We know that sounds obvious, b