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MB Fashion Week on Fleek
Lillian Redding, Contributing Writer
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is a re
nowned annual event that goes from February
to late April. The event spans from world-wide
fashion capitals like Tokyo to Moscow and Syd
ney, where the next year in fashion is ushered
from cutting rooms to runways.
With the first Fashion Week ending in
New York, trends for the coming seasons have
emerged from dozens of designers. Hues and
textiles for autumn/winter were shown to be
soft and subtle in awppearance, but natural,
earthy tones were the main focus from New
York this year. .
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Vivid pigments from the color wheel-
green, yellow, royal blue—were then muted for
the second half of the year. This was done in an
attempt to keep up with the neutral competi
tion that always proves to be a crowd favorite.
The runways were adorned with metals,
leather, geometrical designs, and most impor-
tantly-fur. Bringing the vintage trend back on
the scene, designer Michael Kors opened his
show with a fox fur robe and followed with oth
er furred items like handbags, vests, lapels and
When asked how Meredith students may
receive the furred fashion, Gabrielle Hoover, a
Fashion Merchandising and Business double
major, said, “I think Meredith girls already like
the idea of wearing faux fur. With designers
using fur with neutral palettes, it will make it
more popular on our campus.” It is safe to say
that student wardrobes will soon be filled with
the fool-proof combination of faux fur and nat
ural shades in preparation for autumn/winter
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But the first half of the year has a com
pletely different trend. The spring/summer
collections emerging are decorated with bright
colors, pastels, and forward-thinking patterns
like aztec, hexagon, and scales. As to be antici
pated, spring/summer collections also have
their fair share of floral prints.
The trend is here to stay. Commenting
on the recurring style. Dr. Yang, an Assistant
Professor of Fashion Merchandising & Design
at Meredith, says, “It’s in human nature to cele
brate the season in which everything is revived.
What better way to do that than by representing
the beauty of nature? Yes, floral prints will al
ways reign in the spring/summer collections.”
So whether you are rocking leather and
a gray palette, or neons and florals, you cannot
go wrong with either trend coming from the il
lustrious Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
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Editors: Juha Dent, Editor in Chief. Marlena Brown, Managing Editor. Cody Jeffrey, Assistant Editor. Emily Chilton, Copy Editor Monique Kre-
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Staff Writers: Sarah Cullen, Ellen Cleaiy, Kristen Lawhome, Shantel Jordan, Emily Chilton
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