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    Morgan Billings, DMC: Can you name
a fashion trend or two that you are seeing for 2018?
Scott McCartney: For accessories, there are several trends we see in today’s marketplace – bows, marble accents, gilded edges, textured materials, buckles and straps. But, the biggest trend we are continuing to see is “the story.” With a story, accessories thrive in local, national and global markets.
Donald Reeves: Fashion is being heavily in uenced by the Wild West. Denim on denim, neckerchiefs, boots, you name it! And, everyone needs to be wearing sequins - for day and into the night - sequins are on everything. As for prints, lots of geometric patterns in great colors. The hot color is lavender. Mix it with a mellow yellow for a chic contrast.
THE BIGGEST TREND WE ARE CONTINUING TO SEE [IN ACCESSORIES] IS ‘THE STORY.’ WITH A STORY, ACCESSORIES THRIVE IN LOCAL, NATIONAL AND GLOBAL MARKETS.
– Scott McCartney, Craig Clovis
SWEATER, JACKET, SKIRT: MINKPINK. D2 DRYSDALE SHOWROOM, WTC 15636 (Left)
TOP, SWEATER, PANTS: FREE PEOPLE. D2 DRYSDALE SHOWROOM, WTC 15636 HANDBAG: GRAF + LANTZ. GOETZ, INC., WTC 211 (Right)
MB: What do you think is inspiring these trends in accessories and apparel?
SM: The artists who have handcrafted unique, timeless and wearable pieces of art. Each designer’s story attracts an audience to it. In my showroom, Andrea Barnett, French Kande, Dean Davidson and Vicki Orr, for example, provide a unique brand to the marketplace through their stories. With each of these designers, we see a couture craft, supported by a modern take on ancient reform.
DR: Fashion wholesalers and store owners take their cues from high-fashion runways. The designers have such power over what is trending and what will be the upcoming season’s “it” items.
   























































































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