Don’t expect the majority of consumers to rock the Seventies Yves Saint Laurent look from floppy-hatted head to platformed toe, even though it’s one of spring’s biggest runway trends. Instead, Bloomingdale’s Stephanie Solomon, vice president of fashion direction, said “customers will take bits and pieces,” such as round sunglasses and peasant tops.
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Nicole Fischelis, Macy’s group vice president and fashion director, adds animal prints, wide pants and safari chic to that list, while Neiman Marcus’ Ken Downing, senior vice president and fashion director, thinks women will “embrace the many codes of the house, whether it’s the bold, exotic color palette or the tuxedo looks. We certainly love a nod to the past as we’re redefining the future.”