2016 Spring Fashion Trends
Spring has arrived and our Couture department is showcasing several exciting seasonal trends. Our April Luxury Accessories and Couture auction is the perfect place to find your next favorite look to update your wardrobe. The sale will be held in Chicago, Thursday, April 7 at 10am CT.
Considered the ancient fashion trend that set modern women free during the Flapper Era, the caftan was made particularly fashionable by Christian Dior in the 1950’s. Since then, the silhouette has inspired iconic dresses such as Yves Saint Laurent’s triangular A-line style trapeze dress and even Spanish designer Cristóbal Balenciaga tunic and high waisted baby doll style dresses.
Having been used on several different types of textiles, the ruffle can range from a simple embellishment to a predominant feature on a garment. Acting as their own accessory, designers such as Dolce and Gabbana, Gucci, and Stella McCartney have used ruffles to elevate their silhouettes in the past and in the present.
Although the first jumpsuit was produced in 1919, they officially came into trend during the 1960’s. In the past fifty some years, designers such as James Galanos, Gianni Versace, and Chanel have been known for their jumpsuits and have even brought the trend back in recent seasons.
Being regarded as one of 2016’s top ten spring fashion trends from London Fashion Week, the cold shoulder is known as a quintessential trend from the 1980’s and has been showcased on the runway by designers such as Maison Martin Margiela, Guy Laroche, Chloe, and Alexander Mcqueen.
Half Moon Bags
Originally made popular by handbag giants such as Chanel and Coach, the half moon bag is a staple accessory trend that never seems to go out of style. Season after season, brands like Chloe, Valentino, and even Celine have proven to produce some of the most covetable “it-bags” inspired by the half moon shape.
Handbag lovers alike know that bags are made in all shapes and sizes. Not to be confused with a clutch, the mini bag can be used from anything from a night out to a quick trip to the grocery store. Additionally, as Fendi has shown us in the last few seasons, they can even act as an embellishment or keychain for larger bags.