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Fast Fast Fashion (And Modest Too)

It started with Zara.  Soon thereafter came H&M.  Topshop and ASOS have been doing it for a while, as is the fashion-forward way of our UK counterparts.  It is the fastest fashion to happen, and now it is also trending, in a big way.  These companies are pounding out collections to match (and possibly even rival) the likes of Céline, Balmain, Jil Sander, Tibi, Prada and Burberry Prorsum.  It is becoming less a sideways solution, and more de rigueur, to indulge in these fast fashion trends from the most popular chains in the world.  Can’t get your hands on the latest collection from Pheobe Philo?  No worries; get your breezy asymmetrical striped skirt topped with an African inspired pop-art brushstroke print tunic with a quick visit to Zara.  And if it isn’t near exact copies they are providing, at least you can pick up the trends à la mode that you need to complete your seasonal wardrobe checklist.  Sweatshirts, midi skirts, crop tops and fringed everything are all being produced and sold at lightning speed.

Just how fast is it?  Well you better log on quick, because as we speak the full midi skirts at H&M just sold out.  The more avant garde and high octane the look is, the faster it sells out.  It also doesn’t hurt that these pieces are being churned out virtually a couple weeks after the trends are shown on the runways.  It is a spoke in the wheel of instantaneous gratification and consumerism moving us forward, one which is nearly impossible to get off of.  Some may be against the permeation of the runways and deem it a travesty, but I don’t see it that way.  If we can indulge in floral bomber jackets, cool kimonos, larger-than-life midis, and the fringiest accessories around, without breaking our credit card’s sweat, then why not?

 

Céline Spring 2014

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Zara Printed Dress

Zara Pleated Striped Skirt

Teatum Jones Spring 2014

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H&M White Stretch Button Down

A.L.C. Spring 2014

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Zara Midi Skirt With Belt

Burberry Prorsum Spring 2014

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Zara White Lace Skirt

 

Prada Spring 2014

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Zara Printed Dress

Zara Leather Crossover Sandals With Jewels

Zara Long Sports Socks

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Modest Runway Report: BCBG Pre-Fall 2014

I thought I was pretty much done with the modest forecast for Pre-Fall of 2014, when I did my write-up based on the last slew of shows.  Then BCBG debuted their collection, and I felt the need to crack open the proverbial can of runway once again.  The concept of Pre-Fall is literally what we wear in between the seasons, when we transition from Summer to Fall.  Some designers create a collection that rushes into things, and immediately thrusts us into the hands of Autumn, with no polite introductions, and nary a backwards glance.

However, BCBG’s Max Azria has created a mostly modest collection that is giving us the faculties necessary to cross the bridge between the warm and cool seasons with ease;  not too heavy, not too light.  The designer continues to step up his game, and has delivered us a refreshingly sophisticated palette of color and cut to look forward to.  It also doesn’t hurt that the brand is relatively reasonable in terms of price, and has made itself accessible to the modest masses.

BCBG Pre-Fall 2014

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Modest Runway Report: Pre-Fall 2014

It is that time of the year when designers come out yet again, and show their Pre-Fall collections for the year.  Pre-Fall fashion bridges the gap between the Fall and Spring seasons, and the content is usually a more commercialized and transitional version of their main-season counterparts. Think user-friendly and less expensive.  Luckily for us modest fashion girls, their was plenty of tznius to go around.  With a plethora of fab shows to choose from, here is the abridged version, giving you a fractional glimpse into the modest fashion trends to come in 2014, when we get to do this Fall Fashion magic all over again.

Michael Kors Pre-Fall 2014

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Modest Forecast:  Menswear-inspired coats will still be in next year, so expect to top off your maxis and pleats with the boxy cut coat.  I also suggest stocking up on your button-down shirts.  They are a seasonal staple, rain or shine.

 

Bottega Veneta Pre-Fall 2014

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Modest Forecast:  Versatile black and white looks were key in this collection, as was the dramatic leather and shine.

 

A.L.C. Pre-Fall 2014

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Modest Forecast: Preppy schoolgirl uniforms, and geek-chic aesthetics will lend us the opportunity to don our pleats, collars, and shirtdresses when we go from Summer to Fall next year.  Neon is obviously extending into the coming seasons, and it seems we have some vesting atop our button-downs to look forward to.

Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2014

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Modest Forecast: This collection made my heart sing.  Leather skirts, oversized sweaters, fall floral prints, all in the deliciously deep colors of Autumn.  Thankfully all of this year’s best trends will be following us into the next, and their stay is a welcome one.

Altuzarra Pre-Fall 2014

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Modest Forecast:  This is for the super sophisticate in all of us.  Simple, yet ladylike silhouettes and a cool color palette blend together for this sleek, yet unassuming collection.  As designer Joseph Altuzarra put it: “Uncontrived”; all in hues of Blue, Cream, and Burnt Orange.

Burberry Prorsum Pre-Fall 2014

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Modest Forecast:  Burberry always begs of us to sharpen our pencil skirts, and we love to give in.  We’ll be topping our textured midis and printed maxis with short fur jackets, booties in tow.

Zac Posen Pre Fall 2014

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Modest Forecast:  Posen focused on evening dressing for his collection, and it was every inch as dramatic as his previous Pre-Fall, albeit with cleaner details this time around.  Next year’s formal events will have us reaching for theatrical elegance, and feminine darkness.

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