What defines a season are the trends and innovations in fashion that linger. The year 2006 boasted a range of candidates from longer tunics and skinny jeans to shirt dresses. Layering, fitted jackets and deliberately exaggerated silhouettes also emerged on the fashion landscape. Each garment, accessory or trend made an impact on the fashion pages of 2006. But now with the calendar down to just one page, the pundits ponder whether one quintessential fashion defined the year.
"I think if there were one collective theme to 2006, it would be a return of classic garments updated in a fresh way in terms of fabrics and colors," says Jessica Paruch, a product trend analyst with Cotton Incorporated. "They feel new, but offer a nod to tradition."
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)