Top 10 Spring Trends From Tijana Ibrahimovic
Celebrity Style Expert Tijana Ibrahimovic talks Spring fashion and some of her favorite trends for the season. Everything from the latest styles in sunglasses and home goods to the hottest looks fresh off the fashion week runway.
Spring always brings about a sense of lightness and grace. One of the ways in which designers are noting this is through the use of sheer and transparent materials. We saw it in the fabulous Thalé Blanc runway collection at New York Fashion Week.
Designer Deborah Sawaf used a lightweight mesh to create a gorgeous tiered maxi skirt which was both concealing and revealing at the same time. On a very similar note, we are also seeing this trend in sunglasses like Remo Tulliani’s Trust design with a light pink transparent frame which also plays into the dichotomy of cover and uncover.
A sense of transparency is also seen in the watercolor trend which is wildly popular for Spring. Rory Worby, designer and winner of FGI’s Rising Star award for accessories, takes on watercolor in an abstract form with many of her scarfs and loungewear pieces. You can also get this trend directly through artwork for your home or office with the lovely collection of watercolor prints by fashion illustrator Deanna First.
“A new season means time for a refresher, a time to lift the weight of winter. We see this literally in materials like chiffon, tulle and mesh, but also in surface design with painterly prints and more fluid patterns. There’s a softness to it all,” says Tijana.
This kind of “softness” also lends itself to craft and construction this season with styles like EPPERSON’s Loose Tattered Tank which looks both raw and yet still highly refined. The deconstructed piece has soft style lines, a handmade quality and an air of thoughtfulness and humility. Similarly, ceramics from the newly launched NEAD by New York artists Nate Bozeman and Dean Sidaway also show this raw, handmade quality balanced by artful design and attentive artistic intention. As described by Tijana, “It’s a great mix of high-brow and low-brow design. It’s both intellectual and accessible at the same time.”
Another major trend for Spring is surprisingly metals and metallics which are typically associated more with the colder months. But those dated fashion rules are gone. Not only are we seeing these shiny finishes and materials now, but the treatment is also quite bold and unapologetic. In the runway collection of Negris LeBrum we see bold brassy tones used for gowns and jumpsuits. And in jewelry, we see many statement pieces like the Park Chain necklace by Luz Ortiz, whose collections have been leaning towards more metals in recent years.
Our fascination with shiny materials also shows in the lacquered look trend for 2021. Most notably in accessories with coated materials that can be seen in much of the collection by PARK Accessories. The brand uses the highest quality of coasted canvas for the most durable bags.
Tijana also wittily notes that this trend is very popular in the bath and body care market as well. And that we also want to get rid of our dry, winter skin and make it supple and shiny. She recommends the collection of oils and body butters by Shaun Leon which is specifically designed for this purpose. She states, “a new season is about change, adding freshness, and making it all shiny and bright through fashion and our other favorite hobby… self-care.”