Want to know ALL there is to know about the Bread & Butter tradeshow? Best check Fashion Snoops this week! That’s right in UNDER 1 WEEK since the show ended, the report on womenswear is up, which makes it our fastest coverage.. EVER. Very exciting. But what’s more is that inside the report there are over 40 to feast your eyes on, not to mention fabulous exhibitor coverage in both ladies and juniors. Here’s my take on the most important trends of the show.
BOHO EXPEDITION. This probably sounds familiar as we identified this theme back in Spring 12 runway and some retailers have already adapted the look. Now is the time to head to the desert, fringe and all.
MAXI SKIRTS. Speaking of boho.. the maxi silhouette still rules on skirts and dresses. And here’s an interesting factor – for the first time at a tradeshow, a handful of brands introduced the midi silhouette, which has been so popular on runways for the past 2 seasons.
RUGBY STRIPES. Another runway trend reflected at the tradeshow level. Rugby stripes provide a nice change of pace from the spectator stripes a la Prada (even if they still hang around).
FLOCK THIS WAY. A number of brands turn to bird patterns. The big call-out comes from Gsus’ bird of paradise motif, which reflected Givenchy’s S12 menswear collection.