Spring Fashion 2015 -- White Out Conditions in the Spring


By Amanda Gia

White Sheer Kimono Poncho Spring collections traditionally show fresh florals and pastel colors and this season was no different. Yet the popular color trend seen in many spring 2015 collections was head-to-toe white. White jumpsuits, flowing dresses, blazers, and tailored pantsuits all made a luxe statement on the runway, and will do the same on the streets this spring. Even celebrities donned the marvelous color on the red carpets with award season in full swing. From Kate Hudson at the Golden Globes in Versace to Viola Davis in Max Mara at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the color white shined brightly on the red carpet. Not just pure white made a splash this season, but shades of white like ivory, pearl, and floral were used to enliven the senses. 

Sometimes paired with sharp contrasting colors like black, white's strength was played up with the use of muted metallic embroidery and beading as well as subtle patterns this spring. The Armani Privé Spring 2015 Couture Collection was designed with a beautiful earthtone pastel palette along with crisp and pearlized whites. Bamboo patterns accented the various white, beige, and seashell shades of the collection without overpowering the look.  BCBG Max Azria Spring 2015 RTW Collection made white a focal color for some very stunning silhouettes and chic styles.  A Navajo white knee-length dress was constructed of delicate layers of sheer silk creating a feminine softness while making a bold statement.

Stéphane Rolland Haute Couture Spring 2015 Collection was full of glamorous drama. One standout piece was a pure white jumpsuit with a plunging neckline directing attention to silver beading along the waistline. For even more effect, the jumpsuit had an elegant white sheer cape. A companion piece in the collection was a high front-split, flowing floor-length gown with silver bead work along the batwing sleeves which matched the beading on the jumpsuit.

 All of these looks encapsulate what is hot about white this spring: it's fresh, fabulous, and will turn many heads when worn the right way in the right styles. White was not blocked this season, it was worn in its uninterrupted fullness taking center stage or acting as a backdrop for well appointed patterns. To take hold of this trend, wear a white blazer atop a cream dress.  Add a tailored white pantsuit or for a bolder look, jumpsuit to the wardrobe.  Take a cue from Phillip Lim Spring 2015 RTW Collection by showing some skin with cutouts and asymmetrics. White is definitely a trend that no one needs to sit out this year.

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