2010 Style Guide Teaser
PM: What styles you see being popular with outerwear not covered
by the above, like vests or maybe wind shirts, for 2010?
Gaudet: [I] still see the trends of belted jackets being popular for women, plus the bomber and biker styled silhouettes are making a comeback. Distributors should be aware that the retail trends are lending themselves more towards exposed zippers at pockets for additional detailing on jackets.
Distributors should always exercise caution about trends that may be too fashion-forward. This is especially so if they are putting them into a uniform or catalog program with their customer. You want to ensure that with programs the styles and colors you choose will be popular throughout the life of the program. Look for suppliers that have in-house designers who are following the trends both at retail and runway level.
Until next week,
CHARLES PLYTER FACT OF THE WEEK: Charles basically infected the whole office, including myself, with a terrible cold. He swears it wasn't him, but I'm convinced that part of his sickness is that he's a liar.