LOS ANGELES — The summer market, kicking off at the CaliforniaMart and New Mart this Friday and running through Jan. 15, is typically one of the smallest of the year here. Yet the trend on showroom reps’ and retail buyers’ minds — from moderate and contemporary to junior and accessories — is resounding: Femme is in.

HOT

Skirts: All lengths and shapes.
Capris.
Eyelet.
Lace.
Cotton voile.
Stripes.
Peasant/hippie looks.
Brights.
Innovative washes on denim.
Distressed/antique-ish accessories.

NOT

Novelty T-shirts.
Anything overly embellished.
Shorts.
Rock ‘n’ roll looks.
Suits.
Stiff fabrics.
Structured shapes.
The Eighties.
Rhinestone belt buckles.
Shiny gold and silver accessories.