News from New York Fashion Week is exciting!  I know it is crazy…at the same time the new
InStyle is promoting spring fashion on its cover; the fashion industry is in
NYC planning for next fall!
We hear that the trends will be very graphic, still inspired by menswear, powerful, darker and moodier tones; and using lots of neoprene.  But what I liked is to hear the designers
talk about doing more for less.
San Antonio Express News fashion editor, Michael
Quintanilla, reports today, “Designers, like their customers, have learned to
do more with less. They know that American women are inured to saving money
when it comes to the contents of their closets. 
Basso, who celebrates his 30th year, said the days of living
in a world of extreme excess is not something that can last forever. He
discourages women from a spontaneous spur-of-the-moment purchase and suggests
they splurge on something that can truly be incorporated into your life with
longevity in mind.”

Another influential factor for designers is global warming.  According to Quintanilla, more designers are
turning to “season less” designs.   He interviewed George Parkinson who said, “Global
warming is the most influential factor in fall fashion. We are really seeing
more layering and less-defined seasonal code.”  Quintanilla also wrote about San Antonio’s rising design stars HERE.
I liked the little bit I saw of Elie Tahari’s new looks as
he celebrates forty years in the business and I look forward to seeing
more.  But, just to know that the
designers are considering the economy and weather changes gives me hope that I
can find more of their pieces to actually wear. 
What do you think about this news from New York?  Leave your thoughts and have a wonderful Friday all!!

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