Earlier this month the fantastic folks at Neiman Marcus invited me to style a Spring-tabulous Spring Trends fashion show for the House of DIFFA event.
A celebration of fashion, design and philanthropy, DIFFA is one of the largest and most successful service organizations in raising funds for the fight against HIV/AIDS. Since its formation in 1984, DIFFA has raised over $41 million to support hundreds of HIV/AIDS organizations.
For the fashion show I focused on three of the key trends Neiman Marcus’s Fashion Guru/Fashion Director Ken Downing has dubbed must-haves for Spring: Fully Loaded, Stripes and The Frill Factor. Here’s a peek behind the scenes of the show to help you get a little fashion-inspired for Spring.
It truly is loaded… fully. Pile on everything embellished, decorated, adorned, embroidered, distressed and destroyed. Layer it, bling it out. A dress over pants, sure. Double layers of skirts.. oh yes.
If you are wearing three necklaces add four more. Why carry just one handbag when you can crossbody strap a few minis and then carry one glorious oversized tote in your hands! More is more and less is a bore when it comes to this trend. Bling it out this Spring.
Who doesn’t love stripes? Fashion’s favorite print is timeless and totally wearable. Get ready to see stripes in all sizes and colors on everything from deconstructed shirts to knit dresses, bags, sunnies and shoes. Mix and match (yes, you can wear stripes of different sizes and colors in the same outfit!), go head to toe or use them as an accent. From bankers stripes to bold colorful and graphic, broad bands to hypnotic skinnys for SS17 the classic print got a glitzy update.
The Frill Factor
Ruffles & Flounces raise the bar. It’s boho done right. Femininity balanced with a little sleekness —think asymmetrical dresses, one-shoulder tops, and voluminous skirts styled as effortlessly as a pair of jeans. Ruffled sleeves, ruffles skirts and ruffled necklines. It’s all about frills, flounce and ruffles for SS17!
Which trend are you excited to rock for Spring 2017?
-All of these looks are available at Neiman Marcus Fashion Show.