|SPRING 2008 TREND REPORT|
SILHOUETTES FOR GIRLS:
* Loose A-line dresses, smocks and skirts float from the body. For contrast, the bell shaped top is balanced with lean pants or leggings.
Example: Baby Sara "Bubble Gum" Chiffon Bubble Dress & Pink Leggings Set
* Flapper girls. What's better for dancing than a flapper style, tiered dress?
Example: Sara Sara "The Collection" Stunning Pink Tiered Mesh Dress w/Sequins
*Seascape. Blues in pale sky to deep, inky navy have washed up in all segments of the market.
*Apple pie. A tart apple green makes a fresh accent when paired with blues.
Example:Catimini "Spirit Ethnique" Beautiful Daliah Peasant Dress Green & Blue
Cool Charcters share the spotlight with lots of dots:
*Black, white and red make the biggest impact for simple styles and eye catching icons
*Skirts with tulle petticoats and bubble shorts keep their "pouf" with full cuts.?
Examples: Ooh! La, La! Couture Boysenberry & White Zebra Twirly Skirt Dress and
Lipstik Girls So Fun Girl's Face Tee & Denim Bubble Shorts Set
*Summer prints show asian influence, beads and bangles complete the look.
*Sun-softened artwork is inspired by travel to hot weather locales like Ecuador, Africa and Middle east.
Examples: Little Mass "Turkish Delight" Stunning Silk Dress w/Jewells
and: Catimini "Spirit Ethnique" Stunning Crochet Insert Cotton Summer Dress
FLIGHTS OF FANCY
*Allover patterns use flat color and no contrast outlines
*Stars and spiral dots are especially popular
*magic forest themes are blooming this spring, featuring trees, flowers and bird motifs.Example: Hannah Banana Turquoise Knit Dress w/Bird Applique
WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM
Fresh floral prints stand out with bright colors, spaced layouts and white grounds - painterly poppies mix with yellow daisies as allover prints with matching bouquest screenprint.
Example: Catimini Stunning Red & White Floral Sundres w/Gingham Trim
GLITTERATTI- This season, sequins shine as the best way to add bling
*Subtly scattered or full coverage fabric - sequins are a key trim trend seen in many collections.
Example: Lipstik Girls "Pink Jungle Cream Embelished Top & Pink Sequined Skirt Set
andHaven Girl "Punk Floral" Knit Strappy Tank Dress w/Sequins
*Other ways to glitterize - bands of rhinestones, around neckline or on applique; gold buttons or charms, metallic fabrics in gold, silver or bright colors like turquoise and pink.
Example: Sara Sara "The Collection" 2pc Beaded Straps Pucci Tween Dress & Shawl
CHECKING IN - vichy checks are newly chic in ultra-simple styles with embroidery or patchwork trims.
Example: The English Roses by Lipstik English Garden Gingham Sun-Dress
*Sweet summer fruits make refreshing motifs: Strawberries and cherries are pretty when paired with oversized checks, stripes, ruffles and bows.
Example: Zaza Couture "Cherry" 3pc Yum-Yum Capris Set w/Hat
FALL 2007 TRENDS
BLACK, WHITE and RED
The dynamic contrast of black, white and red makes the color mix of the season.
* Black and white patterns include bold dots & crisp houndstooth checks
Seasonal color palettes offer a rich melange of shimmering saturated shades:
*currant, plum, ruby red and lilac
Eggplant magenta, light-pink & tomato
The trend towards shine and sparkle enhances the look.
Medium dark, washed, but not too distressed is the season's key denim direction.
New ways to syle denim include:
*Multi-colored stitching with thick thread
* Trimmed with mini floral print inserts and ruffles