Trending: outdoor, slimmer bodies, fancier goods

by Steve Pruitt

Q: What trends did you see in the fall ’11 market last month?

A: There’s definitely an outdoor trend going on, but for most of our clients (in the luxury market) that doesn’t have much of an effect on their business. Heavier sweaters, boots and knits were all making an appearance.

Among our clients, we’re seeing a trend toward slender bodies and fancier goods. Retailers are continuing to look for more fancy products, with a push toward a more eclectic range of styles. There are new colors as well, and more color overall, not so much black, gray, and white.