First of all, what is "spring"? Is it a mechanical
device such as a wire used to coil and then regain its
shape after being compressed or extended? Is spring
what you have in your step after you first find out that
you won the lottery? Well, both of these descriptions
of spring may be true. However, we really do not care
about these what so ever. Our only concern is the
"spring" that follows "fall". You know, the spring when
the weather turns warm and your flowers begin to bloom.
Why do we find this season appealing? The answer is
quite simple. Spring is when fashion changes from "Fall
/ Winter" to "Spring / Summer". It is then time to
check the stores and see the latest spring collections
from your favorite designers.
here is the confusing part about the fashion
seasons. The "fashion industry" is generally at least a
season ahead of the "fashion consumer".
For example, designers may show their
spring fashion at
fashion week events in September. As you may already
understand, "September" is not a month during the spring
season. Although the designer collection for Spring
2008 is on display on the runway during Fall 2007, this
product is most likely not on display at retail. If you
visit your local fashion boutique, you will almost
certainly not see the garments that you saw displayed in
the fashion magazines in September. It is important to
understand that the fashion week events are conducted so
that "store buyers", can shop the collections. After
they purchase product, it then needs to be produced and
shipped to the stores. After that takes place, you are
welcome to shop until your hearts content. Be
patient... Spring styles are coming soon...
Clothing produced for spring collections typically use
spring weight or summer weight fabrics. Spring fabrics
can generally be determined by the weight of the
fabric. Most people enjoy heavier weight fabrics for
the winter and lighter weight fabrics for the summer.
Color is also a factor for a spring designer
collection. Typically light or pastel colors would be
used for spring and darker colors for fall. However,
this is not set in stone. Actually, this reminds me of
an article that I wrote way back in 2000. The article
is a word that I think I have originated).
can see spring fashion in action at the Fashion Week
Photos website or at the Fashion Week Videos website.
Written by ML at Apparel Search August 2, 2007