Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Food + Dining Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Shopping + Style Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Arts + Entertainment Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Travel + Visitors Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Homes Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Health Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Giving Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Weddings Parties + Nightlife
Ali Shops Blog

Macy’s Spring Designer Event

March 10th, 2011
by Allison Kaplan

This charmingly bright and stunningly architectural (it literally bounces when you walk) Issey Miyaki dress epitomized the print/pattern trend we highlighted Thursday night at Macy’s Spring Designer Event in the Oval Room of the downtown Minneapolis store. I had the fun assignment of hosting the event, a benefit for Fashion Group International of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Other key trends we hit on for Spring 2011:

  • White on white. Worn top to bottom, with white accessories. (Paired with nude/natural sandals).
  • Pop of color. The turquoise dress. The orange bag. Vibrant hues stand alone, get accessorized and even mixed together, for those who like a bold statement.
  • Bohemian/’70s influences. Long dresses, crocheted details, funky prints, soft and flowy silhouettes.
  • Chain jewelry. You can keep layering, but for spring, the strands are chunkier.
  • Naturals. You need nude heels and wedges. The models wore them with everything.
  • Old Glory. That’s Macy’s-speak for what I like to call…navy. But then, I’m just a simple girl. A backstage look at this summer perennial:

Tags: , ,

Leave a Reply | Mpls.St.Paul Magazine © 2008 MSP Communications, Inc. All rights reserved