NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – Jan 29, 2018) – Women’s clothing is back in fashion and it’s not going to be a new thing, but it’s a trend we’re sure to see more of this year, according to the biggest names in the industry.
“We’re seeing a lot more of the traditional staples and the more traditional silhouettes that we’ve seen in the past,” said Sarah Mascarenhas, Senior Brand Manager, New York City, Inc., the largest apparel brand in the world, in a conference call with reporters.
“But we also saw a lot of innovation in the form of things like men’s and women’s clothing that has been created specifically for women.”
That includes the likes of T-shirts, hoodies, hats, trousers, shirts, jackets and sweaters that have been designed specifically for the woman in mind.
“What we’re seeing is a lot in the women’s department that’s designed specifically to look and feel good,” said Mascarelli.
New trends to rule the year? “
And I think this is a really big thing for us because it’s really about women who are really trying to find their identity and who want to wear the things that are their favorite.”
New trends to rule the year?
As it turns out, some of these trends aren’t necessarily going to get the biggest attention.
“One of the trends we’re definitely seeing a little bit more of is a kind of ‘look to wear’ sort of thing,” said Julie Brown, senior creative director, New Jersey-based brand, J.
Crew, in the call.
“That is a more casual style, where they’re actually not dressed to look like they’re in a certain dress or they’re not wearing that particular kind of thing.
They’re just wearing a jacket, shirt, pants, hoodie, t-shirt, sweater and so on.”
So what’s going on here?
Well, a lot.
“I think what’s really exciting about this is that you have a lot going on in the men, women’s, and even the casual wear areas that we see a lot,” said Brown.
“You’re going into this world where it’s so much more about what you’re putting on and how you’re displaying it.
And so, you have this really interesting mix of brands who have different styles, a bit of a trend is just going to keep building and growing and I think it’s going to continue to be really exciting.”
Here are some of our favorites from this year: J. Crew t-shirts and hoodies are a great example of that.
They have a little more of a grunge vibe to them, with a denim and leather jacket and pants combination that is definitely a bit more formal.
Also, check out these men’s T-shirt silhouettes.
J.W. Kellogg’s jeans are a perfect example of how to go with the current trend in the style department.
They are definitely a casual shirt but they also have this denim-y, chambray and cotton feel to them that really captures the essence of the brand.
You can find these in the Men’s department of the J. Cole store.
“The new J. Walker shoes are really fun and I don’t know that I would have ever thought they would ever go away,” said J.P. Murphy, senior brand manager, New Orleans-based footwear brand, The Walker.
“When they’re designed and they’re made, they’re a true, authentic take on classic silhouettes.”
And the classic silhouette trend is definitely back in style, thanks to some of this season’s hottest fashion trends.
“They’ve got some really cool new silhouettes, like the Polo Ralph Lauren shoes, and the Polo G.I. Joe shoes,” said Murphy.
“It’s a really cool mix of classic silhouetts with modern design elements and a little pop of colour to it.”
For a little less traditional styling, check these pants that look just like a pair of pants from a long-gone era.
And, of course, there are some classic styles in the fashion department.
The trend for ladies with classic silhouets is definitely alive and well.
“As a brand, we really do feel like we’re creating our own identity,” said Amber O’Connell, senior vice president of fashion, New Balance, in an interview.
“There are a lot and there are a couple of different ways to go about it.
So, you know, I think in our case, we just feel like if you’re trying to go retro with something, that’s what we do.
And it’s more of an in-between approach where you go retro