Let’s face it: we have all been anticipating the start of a new year and a chance to start all over again. We get to make the same resolutions that we never keep and pretend that we plan on changing. We all know that formula all too well, but nothing excites me more than getting to put on the new spring 2016 trends that are planned months in advanced.
On the spring 2016 runways, it seemed that the more detailed placed on the garments, the better. Straying far away from last seasons trend it seems like color and print took over this upcoming seasons runway. One designer in particular on the Berlin runways took these ideals and elevated it to the next level: Marina Hoermanseder. Her line is a mix of what we have come to love through last seasons neutral palettes mixed with plenty of details and structure. The designs demonstrate all of the classic silhouettes in an architecturally interesting way. She introduces slight hints of color with a pastel palette and floral details that we enjoy pulling out in the spring. Her line is a perfect combination of our contemporary style and the traditional spring garments that we all love.
My love for her line was sparked with deeper interest when I saw her play with structured skirts that bellowed out but had no movement. Oftentimes when we think of a flared or circle skirt there is an automatic association to movement but this line constructed a very different idea. Taking Marina Hoermanseder’s ideas on shape and soft hints of pastels, I found a dress that gave me the feel of her line without it being to literal to her aesthetics. When I first spotted this dress, I fell in love. I thought it was perfect for my new wardrobe for the year, but I couldn’t stop there. I had to add more detail, of course, so I decided to pair it with an abundance of accessories. I started off by adding rings with a bronze tone and blue accents. I also decided to add some cool earrings in the mix. Instead of my basic black pumps I went with a colored heel to bring out the berry tones within the dress. If that wasn’t enough details I went with a gray studded clutch. So here’s to a new and prosperous year! Lets make it a RAD one.