A new generation of Milanese designers delivered an expressive and emotional Spring ’16 season. Here are the top trends from Milan.
As the runway show signage noted: dangerous couture ahead.
Across the pond, spring ’16 tugs at the heart with many lust-worthy collections. A soft, romantic mood prevails in fluid, falling-off-the-shoulder dresses, louche slip dresses and blouses soft as a sigh—often cut in asymmetric and askew lines. A modern prettiness cascades with ruffles, seduces with cutouts, layers lightly in long and languid ease—the newest deconstruction. The avant-garde offers a new soft take on futurism in retro galactic looks, featuring orbital lines and technical embellishments. While a 21st-century Gypset migrates across infinite borders in a collage of cultural influences.
All in all, a strong showing of eccentric, artistic, beautifully wearable clothing choices.
Spring in Paris attracts the romantics; fall brings back the fashion fanatics. For this final stop during Fashion Month designer Caroline Issa selected a flirty outfit to go with an overtly coquettish clutch. We think it’s the perfect finale to a series of sophisticated looks. (Don’t miss Issa’s picks for New York, London, and Milan.)
Número tres stop during Spring 2016 Fashion Month is Milan, Italy’s fashion, commercial and economic hub. As with New York and London before, designer Caroline Issa—a street-style guru, too—has selected an outfit that revolves around a handbag chosen for the chic city. And this suede, drawstring borsa is molto bella.
We’re in the NYTimes today with an article about SPACE, our new boutique-like store-within-a-store focused on emerging and advanced designers. SPACE launches August 20 and is the newest project from our Director of Creative Projects Olivia Kim.
A key section of the piece:
“Olivia Kim isn’t business as usual for Nordstrom, the century-old Seattle-based department store with more than 100 locations across the country. This month, she will unveil her largest project yet: SPACE, a permanent shop-in-shop of her own creation dedicated to emerging or
otherwise unrepresented designers in a handful of Nordstrom stores.
‘I didn’t want designers to feel that we were this really big company. I wanted them to understand that we could do really small things.’”
Jeffrey Kalinsky: founder of Jeffrey, a trifecta of perfectly curated designer boutiques including two iconic brick-and-mortars (Atlanta and NYC) as well as a convenient online outpost; our own Fashion Director of all things designer; and retail visionary extraordinaire. Need we say more?
Thanks to the recent bio courtesy of The Coveteur, not really (for now, anyway).
Your special events just got a lot more special. We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our Evening offerings within our Designer Collections, both online and at our Bellevue, Chicago, Tysons Corner and Vancouver stores. (But you can access these looks from anywhere; keep reading to find out how.) With decadent and gorgeous offerings from designers such as Carolina Herrera, Jason Wu, Reem Acra and Jenny Packham, whose crimson stunner is pictured here, we’re now perfectly positioned to dress you for black-tie dinners and fine occasions.
Jenny Packham runway look courtesy Jenny Packham
And, oh, the world of black ties and special events. The romance, the style, the champagne! We polled two of our featured designers to get their take on those special, and specially dressed, moments.
Fendi’s calling these “Bugs”–and while we’re honestly seeing birds, not bugs, either way they’re fly. They’re part of a larger Fendi collection of Monster handbags and Bug shoes. This particular sandal is the current favorite footwear of Jodi Taylor, Nordstrom Senior Stylist, who enthuses about it and gives styling tips, below.