Spring is a season to refresh everything in your life, from home decor to your resume to of course, your wardrobe. As all of the fashion weeks wind down, we were also fortunate enough to attend Chicago’s MODA “In Bloom” fashion show. This runway featured looks from up-and-coming student designers from the University of Chicago, and the looks on this catwalk had to rival those from Milan and Paris. Between all of these shows, both foreign and domestic, we have all of the best trends to try for spring and fall…
Backs were the focal point of many looks, from dipped backs with draping to completely open backs with delicate detailing. At MODA, some of those draped backs led to dramatic trains, and while these might not be looks for every day, they certainly made a statement.
Classic separates which would work for every day wear also graced many catwalks. From Marissa Webb to Rebecca Taylor, these airy pieces would work under a blazer for work, then on their own for happy hour or a patio brunch once the winter breaks.
The leather trend continues, but for spring it’s more in the details than whole garments. Leather is a great way to add drama to the more feminine spring looks, or to vamp up fall looks from Fashion Week.
In terms of beauty, the hairstyles at MODA were simple and loose a la runway looks from DKNY and Tess Giberson at this month’s New York Fashion Week. Braids were still present, as they are a continuing hot trend this season (maybe thanks to the release of The Hunger Games this week). But overall the looks were more simplistic, from loose waves to slicked back locks.
For an extra touch, some designers like Zac Posen followed the MODA “in bloom” trend by adding flowers to the hairstyles.
Overall, the looks on both the MODA runway and catwalks worldwide show that we aren’t the only ones ready for a change of season. Fashion Week gave us a taste of what to expect for fall, but first, we can’t wait to fall in love, and in bloom with looks from the MODA designers and more this spring.