September is the January of fashion—the month when everyone looks ahead to the trends for the coming spring. For fashion magazines, the September issue is the biggest and more prestigious. If you’ve seen the documentary “The September Issue,” you know what I mean. The film follows the Vogue staff as they work to produce the high-profile issue. I thought the movie was fascinating, and saw it for the third time last week. Anna Wintour may have an intimidating reputation, but she’s a savvy businesswoman and clearly knows what she’s doing!
Right now New York is in the midst of Fashion Week, and I’ve been keeping a close eye on the collections (see them for yourself at FashionEtc.com). So far I’ve noticed a few standout trends for Spring 2012: bright colors (think candy pinks and the orangey Tangerine Tango, which has been deemed one of Pantone’s colors to watch); skirts and dresses that fall shorter in the front and hang long in the back (it’s been dubbed the “mullet hem”); softly pleated skirts; and oversized floral prints. I know we still have fall and winter to get through, but I can’t wait to try out these looks next spring!
I’m curious…who is your favorite designer/label, and what trend are you loving right now? Any tips for working a seasonal look into your work wardrobe? Please share in the comments below.