By: DEBRA O’SHEA 

 

 

ANASTASIA MJD 02 CROPPED_2It was an absolute joy to attend Paris Fashion Week with my partner Anastasia Cucinella to buy for our store Mary Jane Denzer in White Plains, N.Y. Our vendors are excited for us and have been fantastic partners, who are looking forward to growing with us. We truly appreciate their support and friendship.

We look forward to continuing to honor the DNA of Mary Jane Denzer; a luxury destination for special occasions, but we will also be spreading our wings! We have added several collections that will allow us to completely service all aspects of our clients lifestyle; so in addition to your Red Carpet moments, you will be able to find the perfect, “guest” dress, luncheon outfit, or casual but chic outfit to wear to a committee meeting.  We also found fresh and exciting accessories at the tents in Paris and look forward to receiving the fabulous scarves, jewelry and bags we purchased.

Now lets talk trends!

The term “Fashion Week” is truly a misnomer…Fashion Month is more accurate. What begins in New York, continues to London, Milan and finally Paris.
My fashion legs are pretty sturdy, but I can attest that New York and Paris were plenty to take in.  The other reality is when you arrive at the showrooms.  Of course the marvels that walked the runways are their too, but the reality is often in the trove of wearable, ‘commercial’ clothes, that most buyers actually buy, lined and with necklines built up beyond the navel.

Trends do emerge, and whether you are looking at high end evening wear or sportswear, they do resonate from show to show and continent to country. While it’s still fresh in my mind, here’s a bit of what we saw:

  

Knifepleats & Black and White

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Peacock Blue

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Tiers

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Animal Prints

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Plums

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Cutouts

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Velvet

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Florals and Embroideries

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It was all in all, a very feminine, luxe and embellished season with tons of lace, chiffon, velvet trims, embroidered and appliquéd lace, fringe, feathers and fur. Multiple trends were some presented with in one look.  Sometimes, more is more!

We invite you to come see two of the beautiful Fall collections shown above at Mary Jane Denzer: J. Mendel on May 17th and 18th and Monique Lhullier on May 23rd and 24th, from 11-6.

Mary Jane Denzer7 Renaissance Square | White Plains, NY 10601 | 914-328-0330