The Dichotomy of Seasons
Everyone knows that the seasons change and with that so does the fashion but did anyone see the massive shift of fabrics and colors to be so… massive? From Spring Summer 2012 to Resort 2013 (which is only a few seasons apart in the fashion world) there is a massive shift in the coloration of the collections. When you walk into a luxury clothing store now you will see a huge amount of neons from bright yellow, to orange, red, and green the late 80’s have reared their head in an updated fun way. However come Resort 2013 there were only a few blips of the screaming brights on the runway.
At this juncture, you can do two things, invest in what will be coming up for resort 2013 (or Fall 2012/2013 if you haven’t already) and skip the neons altogether. Or you can pick up a slew of neon pieces on when they get reduced but beware, this trend is fleeting and will most likely not be seen next year come spring summer. With Pre-fall in stores for quite a while now, and Fall hitting retailers hard, I would suggest letting the neon’s die in a tragic discount bin rather than horde them like a chipmunk with acorns. But it’s up to you, if you were an 80’s child perhaps you have an affinity for tight and bright so stock up and wear them to your hearts content just don’t plan on being shot by a street style photographer.
What you should be looking for and picking up however, are floral prints or other small printed pieces such as animal print dresses or prints that involve the outdoors. Sarah Stevenson is a great example of a designer who uses prints that are usually found in nature including flowers, rocks, and other organic inspirations. Also take a look at Roberto Cavalli’s “Just Cavalli” line where he dove into detailed exotic prints featuring all types of spotted and striped animals.
Are neons gone for good? Certainly not. Even in some of the Resort collections they were seen a few times but not in the same intensity that they were before. So wearing brights won’t have your fashion forward friends walking step ahead of you on Fifth but it may hurt your style cred.
How many pieces of neon did you pick up this past season?