What does minimalist actually mean? To me it suggests a lack of bells and whistles, or it could also mean a lack of embellishment and flourishes. We have explored this idea in fashion over the last 100 years or so in different periods. The Art Deco period, Mid-Century Modern, 60s Modern, and then later in the 1990s a resurgence of many combinations of the above stated style periods. Simple chic designs never go out of style really.It is, therefore, a movement marrying form with function AND fashion. For example, for winter we have Korean Fashion Designer, Leyu, who showed her stripped- down styles last February at what would be the last Mercedes Benz sponsored Fashion Week in New York City. When you scroll through our slideshow of her garments below, some elements will become apparent to the viewer. Let’s go trend spotting!
What to look for:
- Split sleeve treatments
- Neutral color mixing
- Uneven hemlines
- Boatneck tops layered over other items
- Adding a pop of purple
- Geometric lines in all the garments
- Simplistic details like the self scarf on some pieces
- Culotte skirts with higher waistlines
- Shoes that have clean lines
- Luxurious fabric choices
When you’re looking to pare down to the essentials, take stock of all you have in your closet and determine which items would be best to donate to Goodwill. Just like this collection, starting with a clean slate allows you to evolve into the style direction you want to go. Whenever you shop at one of our stores you can’t go wrong by purchasing an item with clean modern lines, like some of the looks shown here. The best part though, is your donations and/or purchases support programs used to help strengthen the community.