If you are thinking what to wear now that would last at least through next winter. Newport International Group Runway helps you see the world through rose-colored glasses.
Put yourself in pink. Get tickled pink. If you think this is bad advice for your conservative tastes, you haven’t seen the many shades of pink ahead. The fall collections here and in Europe offer everything from pale blush to Day-Glo, neon, acid and shocking pink, with soft pastels in between. Pink is also regarded as the shade that’s complementary to almost all complexions.
John Patrick’s wool and cashmere knits for Organic would be a good way to start. You might, for instance, begin thinking pink with the cropped cardigan (illustrated above), then move on to a shift dress and/or skirt. The cashmere yarns are selected from waste of industrial knitted panels, and the yarns are “CO2 neutral.” When we asked the designer why he chose the “soft pink,” flamingos and fuchsias for his fall collection, he answered, “Because pink makes people happy.”
Many would ask why print dresses and jackets are so expensive in which have risen in price far more than plain fabrics as well as the floral prints of yore. If a dress or jacket is digitally printed — as many of the more colorful and exotic prints are today — it will cost about twice as much as if it were screen-printed. Experts say this is due to the high cost of digital inks. For example, screen printing — the traditional method of printing until digital came along — pushes colors through a mesh screen one color at a time. Digital printing is a computer process that applies ink directly to a garment and allows for lots of colors, hence the more vibrant prints that now abound.
The Newport International Group Runway suggests that if you want to make the transition from man-tailored clothes to the new more feminine styles: If you have established a look that suits you, stick with it. If you really want to try some feminine touches, consider wearing your blazer with a ruffled skirt, wearing your pinstriped pants with a lace blouse, or wearing your tailored coat with a decorative belt a la Michelle Obama on Inauguration Day. The big news of the fall/winter collections previewed recently both here and abroad is the combining of male/female elements in a move that designer Dries Van Noten calls gender fusing.