Step into Spring: Spring '15 Trends

For weeks, the world’s fashionistas have been buzzing over the latest looks from Fashion Week London, Milan and most recently, Paris. So while the industry focuses on Fall 2015, we want to take an empathetic moment for friends and family still stuck in frigid temps, to eagerly anticipate the blue skies, fresh flowers, warm nights, and longer days that Spring will soon bring. So, instead of looking ahead to what’s hot for Fall, here is our look at Spring's hottest trends.

 

Fringe

One of our favorites at RSM, fringe always adds movement and a little attitude to any look. Fringe looks amazing as a bold border on a garment, or if you’re not feeling daring, try it in a more subtle way as an accent on a scarf, purse or boots. We also love the tasseled look, for something a little more elegant.

Seen at: Preen, Whistles, Paul Smith, Reed Krakoff, Proenza Schouler, Celine, Rodarte, RSM

 

All About Suede

Creamy, rich suede is popping up everywhere, paying homage to its 70’s roots. Whether it’s a suede bucket bag, poncho, or a crop top with matching a-line skirt, make sure suede sneaks a cameo in to your spring style.

Seen at: Jason Wu, Tibi, Altazurra, RSM

 

Blue & White

Almost as infamous a duo as their better known counterpart “Black and White,” Blue and White is giving them a run for their money this season. The color pair shows up everywhere this spring, from classic navy and crisp white, to baby blue and cream, to vibrant blues making us daydream of the Mediterranean or Cote D’Azur. Shelter magazines like Architectural Digest and Veranda are touting the trend also, cementing this combo's place in the design culture.

Seen at: Adeam, Alice and Olivia, Tibi, Calvin Klein

 

Tie-waist belts

What easier way to define a waist than a simple sash belt? This is the minimalists take on the classic cinch: no frills, no extraneous decoration, just straight to the point. Dieter Rams would be pleased. This season is also bursting with Kimono styles, many being paired with these waist-defining sash-belts or (see our opening trend above) trimmed with fringe.

Seen at: Suno, Tracy Reese, Thakoon, Tibi

 

All White Everything

All-white is always a head-turning look. This monochrome style is an instant classic. From sleek, modern, tailored styles to bohemian, romantic lace, head-to-toe white takes many forms this spring. We’re not playing favorites...we love them all. 

Seen at: Ralph Lauren, Frame Denim, Chloe

 

Channeling Frida

This Spring, it’s time to draw inspiration from one of our favorites – Frida Kahlo. Seen both at Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino, the look echoes Latin culture, through rich colors and luxurious textures. Each collection draws inspiration from early Mexican and Spanish heritage. Every look feels as if we could be transported into a flamenco dance or bullfight. Think lots of black, lace, embroidery, florals and delicate fringe. Clearly, this is a trend that we at RSM endorse!

Seen at: Valentino, Dolce and Gabbana

 

One-Shoulder Cuts

Go asymmetrical this season with a striking one-shoulder style, adding a timeless bit of Grecian flair to your look.

Seen at: Ralph Lauren, Jill stuart, Tanya Taylor

 

Sleek Polo

“Polo” this season is not preppy, stuffy or something you would wear playing golf. These sleek and modern polo styles redefine the boundaries of this all-time classic, making it relevant for a whole new generation.

Seen at: Tory Burch, Polo Ralph Lauren, Alexander Wang, ICB, J.Crew, Hugo Boss

 

In Plume

Feathers are everywhere this Spring, in the same way that fringe is. From formalwear to daywear, go with pieces using feathers as a fun trim, or let your wild side out and rock a full piece covered in feathers.

Seen at: Christopher Kane, Erdem, Simone Rocha, Bruncello Cucinelli

 

The Transparent Play

Lately, it’s all about what’s underneath versus just what's on the surface. We are seeing tons of styles using transparency to add depth and interest in to an outfit. Try experimenting with transparent or translucent fabrics, such as lace, netting and mesh…layer interesting shapes underneath to create a look with visual interest.

Seen at: Everywhere!

 

Gingham 

Give in to your preppy side with grown-up versions of this classic pattern. Like the polo trend noted above, this trend shows how classic styles and themes can become evergreen staples in a stylish wardrobe.

Seen at: DVF, Altuzarra, Oscar de la Renta

 

Mellow Yellow

Yellow was all over the runways this spring, reflecting many tastemakers' desire to emphasize the happiest color in the palette. Use it to brighten up any look (and probably catch a few smiles too).

Seen at: Ralph Lauren, Delpozo, Chloe

 

Military

A striking counterpoint to yellow's cheerful attitude, many fashion houses have featured military looks, weaving khaki and olive green tones and camo-themed patterns into their collections. With geopolitical strife in almost every region of the world, the military influence signals fashion's direct connection to the culture, and the dynamics that drive it.

Seen at: Ralph Lauren, Mark Jacobs, Rag & Bone, Valentino, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci

 

Ponchos

Last, but not least…our favorite trend (that is not a trend, but an always-stylish option): Ponchos! They've inspired not just RSM, but a host of other fashion houses; here are just a few of our favorites.

Seen at: Pucci, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Ferragamo, and, of course, RSM!

 

Click below to see how RSM has interpreted this Spring's trends.

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