Winter may still be a while away, but spring is already in the air in New York City, at least, where more than 200 designers last month unveiled their latest looks for spring 2006. Here, a glimpse at four big trends to watch for next year.
Forget about ladylike looks. Handbags and shoes [an error occurred while processing this directive] are getting a slightly "destroyed" look for spring. Michael Kors gives the huarache a heel and Juicy Couture's bags boast punky chains and jewels
Sick of denim? Try Nantucket-style khaki from Tommy Hilfiger's 20th-anniversary show At BCBG, Max Azria cut the common cloth into a chic blouse
That perennial spring favorite, the dress, made a strong showing on New York City runways. Kenneth Cole presented his in breezy chiffon and pretty pastel colors
Graphic Black And White
Moving away from today's bright colors, some designers went graphic. London-based Alice Temperley showed black florals on white while New York City favorites Proenza Schouler and Carolina Herrera were influenced by the Viennese Secessionist art movement. Or so they say