Wednesday, March 17, 2010

What's on our Trend'ar (you know... instead of Radar)

Early next week I'm headed to Calli to peep out some product and catch up with one of my besties. Last week Mapel got in some GREAT spring teasers. We'll call them appetizers since it's enough to tide us over till the bulk of our spring & summer product arrives.

What am I am looking for at market? What do all of yous want to be wearing? My radar is set on the below trends.


BLUE: This season blue is neither somber or sad- in fact it's the most dominant color for spring. It's vivid & it's soft and......it's everywhere. Blue lends sophistication while allowing us to "play" with color. It's OK to play with your fashion - I love that.

Peter Som Spring 2010


Jill Sander Spring 2010


Stella McCartney Spring 2010

Lela Rose Spring 2010

Mapel's Newest Blue Treats:









PRINTS: Make a statement of yourself (not a fool) this spring with prints. Go vivid & get intense- but be sure to pair with neutral shoes or subtle accessories or a solid layering. Designers have taken their initial inspriation from nature then digitally remastered their artwork into innovative and statement prints.










Proenza Schouler Spring 2010












Versace Spring 2010












Narcisco Rodriguez Spring 2010











Stella McCartney Spring 2010


Mapel's Spring Printed Assortment:







Flowy Neutrals:  I think this trend will be more dominant in the fall- but we see a hint of it in spring/summer fashion. Inspiriation is in  lightweight fabrics that are drapy and flowy. They smooth over curves and move with ease. Colors are neutral soft palettes that evoke a calming yet collected appearance.

Michael Kors Spring 2010


Fendi Spring 2010

Mapel's Neutral Offerings:



Eclectic Nomad:  Similiar to military chic this look is very random and described within a variety of styles. Eclectic Nomad pulls inspiration from safari, traveling, ethnic and a little military chic. It's casual and unstructured with  muted dirty tones and Sexy. Yes- sexy. That gritty and dirty sort of sexy.

Louis Vuitton Spring 2010


Chloe Spring 2010


Marni Spring 2010


Find your Inner Eclectic Nomad with Mapel:
Jamie Button Down in Silver & Mint $58


Taupe & Nantucket Navy Cotton Dress $38

1 comment:

Jilliantd said...

Staci & Nell, I'm LOVING all of the new stuff... soooo adorable! Can't wait for payday!