Like always, Mark Badgley and James Mischka showed beautiful dresses that young stars would want to wear to movie premieres—and more mature women would buy for a charity benefit. But there was an overall 70’s feel this season from the high-waist trousers to the floppy hats and gypsy head scarves, which would make Carrie Bradshaw proud. And even though it was spring, the color palette of blush, icy blue and nudes made you smile at the thought of a winter wonderland.
Trends: Fringe, Cowl neck back, Knits, white Dresses, Beading, High Waist Shorts, Mint, 70s, High Waist Trouser, Blush, Gypsy, Rope, Lingerie Inspired, Side Turban, Macrame
Max and Lubov Azria were inspired by the modern-day Marie Antoinette for spring. The classic bandage dress got a makeover with rubber and intricate weaving. An hourglass silhouette was the main focus, achieved through bustle skirts, corsets and leather jackets, which accentuated the waist. The color palette was neutral with nude, peach, blush and black. And pointy heels made a welcome comeback on the sensual runway.
Trends: Bandage, Blush, Nudes, Corsets, Weaving, Leather, Rubber
Effortless elegance is hard to achieve. But designer Raul Melgoza hit the spot on the mark for spring. Fly away pieces of chiffon, cotton burnout skirts and shorts, feather prints and a soft oceanic palette mixed with pops of coral were serenely chic. And touches of silk, piping and metallic jacquard added refined sophistication.
Trends: Piping, Mixed Prints, Tie Neck Blouses, Embroidery, Cutout Backs, Braided, Night Pants, Blush, Mint, Coral