Spring 2017 – Trend ~ Sleeve Treatments

dsc_6943When summer starts to come to an end in Austin, the anticipation of heading back to New York is always a welcome and exciting time come September.  The planning for our 15th consecutive season covering the shows it is not only an honor being a part of the press corps but such a thrill to see amazing fashion from behind the lens of my camera.
New York Fashion week has been experiencing lots of changes starting a few seasons ago, with the first being several designers, including Rebecca Minkoff and Tom Ford,  opting to show current season collections in order to press sales for their immediate buyer.  No more waiting for six months to be reminded what was shown on the runway.  While the collections presented for Spring 2017, I am sure more designers will follow suit in the next couple of seasons.  And won’t that make it difficult to report on upcoming trends!!  Time will play this one out.

Reem Acra

Now on to my favorite trend from the runways, sleeve treatments!  Nearly every designer’s collection
created their take on interesting sleeves.   From long, to short, sheer to structured, sleeve treatments it will be a fun accent to your wardrobe.
Jenny Packham

My personal favorites were slit long sleeves with soft bow accents at Erin Fetherston and at Reem Acra beautifully decorated floral treatments cascaded down structured jackets and sheer long sleeves.  At Jenny Peckham shoulders were covered in soft, retro feeling 70’s inspired flounce on a one-shouldered gown.
Have fun with this amazing trend come Spring and can’t wait to see what sleeve treatment you’ll be wearing in a few months!
See the entire NYFW Gallery of Photos – (photos Cheryl Bemis and Gregg Cestaro)

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