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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Fall 2017 Fashion Trends from NY and Paris

Mary Jane Denzer Partners Anastasia Cucinella and Debra O'Shea
at the Elie Saab Atelier in Paris for the Fall 2017 Collections
It was an absolute joy to attend Paris Fashion Week with my partner Anastasia Cucinella to buy for our store Mary Jane Denzer in White Plains, N.Y. Our vendors are excited for us and  have been fantastic partners, who are looking forward to growing with us. We truly appreciate their support and friendship.

We look forward to continuing to honor the DNA of Mary Jane Denzer; a luxury destination for special occasions, but we will also be spreading our wings! We have added several collections that will allow us to completely service all aspects of our clients lifestyle; so in addition to your Red Carpet moments, you will be able to find the perfect, "guest" dress, luncheon outfit, or casual but chic outfit to wear to a committee meeting.  We also found fresh and exciting accessories at the tents in Paris and look forward to receiving the fabulous scarves, jewelry and bags we purchased.

I promise to keep you posted on our trunk show schedule,  starting with Neil Bieff, our in-house designer, who will be at Mary Jane Denzer with his new collection through Saturday...stay tuned tomorrow for my interview with Neil, an enormous lasting talent, who has beautifully, dressed dozens of Hollywood and Music's biggest stars!!!

Now lets talk trends!

The term "Fashion Week" is truly a misnomer...Fashion Month is more accurate. What begins in New York, continues to London, Milan and finally Paris.
My fashion legs are pretty sturdy, but I can attest that New York and Paris were plenty to take in.  The other reality is when you arrive at the showrooms.  Of course the marvels that walked the runways are their too, but the reality is often in the trove of wearable, 'commercial' clothes, that most buyers actually buy, lined and with necklines built up beyond the navel.

Trends do emerge, and whether you are looking at high end evening wear or sportswear, they do resonate from show to show and continent to country. While it's still fresh in my mind, here's a bit of what we saw:

Black and White:


Peacock Blue:


Animal Prints:





It was all in all, a very feminine, luxe and embellished season with tons of lace, chiffon, velvet trims, embroidered and appliqued lace, fringe, feathers and fur. Multiple trends were some presented with in one look.  Sometimes, more is more!

And I was in heaven :)

The lag time between the runways and the fashion giants behemoths like Zara 'observing' the trends and manufacturing product, is now just a few weeks. As many of us enjoyed a "snow day" this week, and have not contemplated our first spring frock, influences from Fall Fashion Week have already being synthesized.

In response, some designers, notably Tommy Hilfiger and Burberry continue to pursue the "wear now" model of runway show, where clothes seen now are available immediately for purchase.  The rest of the fashion world is watching. Closely.

With the shows no longer in one central place in any city, it is a mad dash and scramble during each Fashion Week.  For me, the thrill is somewhat gone.  How much do I LOVE my Vogue Runway App??? Soooooooo much!!!!!

In nearly real time, you can swipe through the shows, and read the editors reviews, without the toil and crush of attending the shows. It is pure, unadulterated, tech genius and I am ever grateful for it. If you are a fashion lover, download it immediately, you will be happily addicted.

Bon nuit Lovelies! My fashion cup runneth over...

Debra O'Shea
Co-Owner Mary Jane Denzer

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