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Spring 2010 Trends Report – Part 3

For the third and final installment of our spring 2010 Trends Report, we would like to focus on the fabric trends of spring 2010.

Spring Leather - Spring 2010

Spring Leather

One of the most popular fabrics for spring is most definitely leather. Generally a fabric reserved for the fall and winter, leather took a spin on the runways in the form of shorts, tee-shirts, dresses and skirts – garments not traditionally cut from this material – and found itself dyed to pale neutrals in order to be spring-ready. Spring leather showed up on the models at Costume National, Alexander Wang, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Chloe and Celine, just to name a few.


When not working in leather, designers chose to manipulate their fabrics as only true craftsmen can. They draped, pleated, burned, ripped, braided, shredded, ruffled and printed computer-generated designs on fabrics both standard and out-of-the-ordinary. Rodarte, Lanvin, Burberry Prorsum, Alexander McQueen and Comme des Garcons created some of the most beautiful examples of this outstanding craftsmanship.

We hope that you all enjoyed our first Spring Trends Report! Hopefully it made the incredible variety of looks that stomped down the Spring 2010 runways seem more organized and wearable. We do plan to blog about each season’s trends in a similar fashion in the future, so check back in with us the next time that a trip to has your head spinning….

In the meantime, happy shopping!

~Marisa, Director of Styling, Second Time Around

Craftsmanship - Spring 2010

Spring 2010 Trends Report – Part 1

Spring is the time when all things seem new and fresh, when new life is breathed into our dead and dormant surroundings. The weather gets warmer, the sun comes out, baby animals are born and plants and flowers begin to bloom. Much the same happens in the world of fashion. Whites and colors are reintroduced, lighter-weight fabrics welcome warmer temperatures and new, fresh fashion ideas are born. Spring 2010 is no different and it promises to be an exciting one. There was no lack of variety on the spring 2010 runways and there were almost as many trends as there were catwalks. In response, we have selected the most reality-ready trends in order to make your spring shopping trip a more-focused and successful one.

Enjoy our first installment below and keep checking back in the coming weeks to catch all of the trends…

Pale Hues

The predominant colors of the season are barely colors at all. Nudes, soft neutral tones, pale pinks and muted blues showed up in almost every designer’s collection. Keep your look monochromatic or go multi-tonal – the choice is yours. Check out the spring collections of Bottega Venetta, Burberry Prorsum, Marc Jacobs, Celine and Chanel for inspiration.

Pale Hues

Underwear as Outerwear

Underwear as Outerwear

Items that were traditionally meant as “under-things” and intimate wear are having their moment in the spotlight. While interpreted very literally at times on the catwalk, the best way to translate them to reality is to select subtle accents and combine them with more modest pieces. Look for lace, sheer fabrics, sexy cutouts, slinky silks and bra, slip and negligee detailing when doing your spring shopping. Look to Marc Jacobs, Dolce and Gabbana, Versace, BCBG Max Azria, Christopher Kane, Bottega Venetta and Jil Sander for direction.

~Marisa, Director of Styling, Second Time Around