Spring 2016 Footwear Trends at FFANY

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FFANY logo sign at the show in the New York Hilton Midtown

It’s #FootwearFriday!! One of the reasons that I love footwear is because it’s one of the easiest accessories to use to update or upgrade any outfit. Throw on a white tee and jeans with a colorful funky heel and your look is automatically fashion forward!
On Tuesday, I had the pleasure to attend the 2015 FFANY Shoe Show and Spring 2016 Trend Presentation.  I’m always interested in seeing the newest shapes, innovative materials, and new brands within accessories and in the industry as a whole. So you can imagine how exciting it was to be invited to see the upcoming trends in the footwear industry!

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Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue – An Emerging Fashion Hotspot!

On Wednesday, October 23 the Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District held two walking tours for members of the press. One tour focused on home decor/design and the other focused on fashion apparel/beauty establishments along Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn located between Barclay’s and Brooklyn Bridge Park. I had the pleasure of being invited on the “fashion” walking tour. I have to say I was really excited to see why “many shoppers now come from other boroughs to check out the fashion and design trends that are converging here”, as noted by the AABID Executive Director Josef Szende.

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Could John Galliano be the perfect fit for Oscar de la Renta?

It was inevitable really. From the moment the willowy, doll-like models went swooping down Oscar de la Renta’s runway in New York in February, the rumour mill went into overdrive.

De la Renta’s fall/ winter 2013 collection had all the hallmarks of a typical Oscar collection- lavish evening gowns, stunning prints, the most luxurious fabrics cut draped and pin-tucked to perfection- but, to the fashionably trained eye there was something else present among the layers of bustling silk and taffeta. A mere hint of playfulness, the slightest suggestion of irony. There was definitely no mistaking John Galliano’s influence in this collection.

This rich purple silk-taffeta gown from Oscar de la Renta’s fall/ winter 2013 collection bares the Galliano signature.  Image courtesy of http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk

This rich purple silk-taffeta gown from Oscar de la Renta’s fall/ winter 2013 collection bares the Galliano signature.
Image courtesy of http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk

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Spot the next fashion trend – Trend Prediction

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If you have been reading this blog for awhile you will remember the interview we did with Vicky Nicholls of Twisted Angle. She has created a membership based website portal for all things “knitty fashion” for the independent knitter or professional designer. Vicky recently launched a new website – Trend Prediction,  which offers a platform to learn the professional way to predict colors and themes for all seasons. I have to say, it’s pretty cool and innovative.

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NYC May Sample Sales – My Top Six

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Dailycandy.com listed the upcoming May sample sales happening in NYC. Their list consisted of 13 “cream of the spring crop” labels/brands that you should shop next month. I decided to take their list and do a short post on my top 6 choices. I browsed all of the choices offerings and based this list on what I actually would like to buy or wear. 

1. Mariam Salat

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