Runway Report Spring 2013

By Jennifer Wells
In Culture, Interviews

What the runways say you’ll be wearing this season. Plus, our favorite local must-haves!

 

Spring 2013 Runway Report

 

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Fiercely Feminine

Spring trends for her read like a rebel yell.

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Sportswear

Attention sailor: You know a lady can’t resist a man in uniform, so opt for anything nautical-inspired, and you’ll be sure to float her boat.

FIND IT LOCALLY
Ralph Lauren Polo shirt available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.
Peter Millar pants available at Mister Guy, Ladue, 314.692.2003.
AG white jeans available at AG Adriano Goldschmied, Central West End, 314.361.6161.
Moncler shirt available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811.

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Brights

This season, think inside the box‰ÛÓas long as it’s labeled Crayola. Choose the most highly saturated versions of your favorite hue, and you can’t go wrong.

FIND IT LOCALLY
Peter Millar sweater available at Mister Guy, Ladue, 314.692.2003.
Saks Fifth Avenue loafers available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.
Paper X Contego sunglasses available at 10denza, Central West End, 314.361.1010.
Vince pants available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811.

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Nautical

Attention sailor: You know a lady can’t resist a man in uniform, so opt for anything nautical-inspired, and you’ll be sure to float her boat.

FIND IT LOCALLY
Ralph Lauren Polo shirt available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.
Peter Millar pants available at Mister Guy, Ladue, 314.692.2003.
AG white jeans available at AG Adriano Goldschmied, Central West End, 314.361.6161.
Moncler shirt available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811.

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Jungle Print

It’s a jungle out there, so channel your inner animal and get in on the wild times.

FIND IT LOCALLY
Jean Paul Gaultier top available at Nordstrom, Saint Louis Galleria, 314.884.4900.Escada jacket available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811.Zara Terez clutch available at 10denza, Central West End, 314.361.1010.Alice + Olivia wedge available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.The Exquisite Corpse dress available at Ziezo, The Loop, 314.725.9602.

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Red

It’s been a go-to color for a while now, and spring is no exception. However, this season’s hue is decidedly less oxblood, and much more tropical punch.

FIND IT LOCALLY
Ali Ro jacket available at Cha, Ladue, 314.993.8080.
ALC shorts available at Esther, Ladue, 314.432.5300.
Marc Jacobs tote available at Nordstrom, Saint Louis Galleria, 314.884.4900.
Skif dress available at Esther, Ladue, 314.432.5300.

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Effortlessly Chic

Soft and hard stylishly collide.

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Black & White

From graphic prints to color blocking, ebony and ivory have never looked so good.

FIND IT LOCALLY
Alice + Olivia top available at Vie, Ladue, 314.997.0124.
Wai Ming shorts available at waimingstudio.com.Milly dress available at Esther, Ladue, 314.432.5300.
House of Harlow clutch available at Esther, Ladue, 314.432.5300.

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Checks

Pattern play is big for spring. The only phrase you need to remember is, “Check, please!”

FIND IT LOCALLY
Juicy Couture bag available at Juicy Couture, Plaza Frontenac, 314.989.0818.
AG jeans available at AG Adriano Goldschmied, Central West End, 314.361.6161.
Joie blouse available at Cha, Ladue, 314.993.8080.
Manolo Blahnik heels available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.

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Lace

A clear winner when it comes to fabric choices, lace is weaving its way into our hearts this season- not only in basic black, but also in fun summer brights.

FIND IT LOCALLY
Milly dress available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.
Bluebird Designs dress available at CLR-MNSTR, Downtown, 314.241.1930.
Nightcap Clothing dress available at Splash, Ladue, 314.721.6442.

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The Well-Kept Man

Men’s spring fashion goes beyond prim and proper.

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Column

It’s all about the column silhouette-because long and lean never go out of style. Think Greek with a touch of goddess-inspired glam to make this trend really pop.

FIND IT LOCALLY
LNA dress available at 10denza, Central West End, 314.361.1010.
Lida Biday dress available at Nordstrom, Saint Louis Galleria, 314.884.4900.
Mystree dress available at Blush, Kirkwood, 314.965.4411.

 

Photo credit: Product photos by Carmen Troesser, runway photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz, Louis Vuitton and Roberto Cavalli

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