Capsule

Ask The Experts

September 05, 2006 BY CAPSULESNEWS

We asked buyers and editors what key trends they’re looking for and what brands they love for spring 2007.

 

“Athletic and Sport- inspired was a huge theme on the European runways and I think will play an important role in the American Contemporary market, especially bright Olympic colors. I also love the return of the New England Preppy. I think what looks fresh now is: short sleeve plaid shirts, seersucker, raw denim, boat shoes, ‘Save the Whale’ T-shirt, A Filson bag, Ray-Ban aviators and a sailor’s knot bracelet.”
Brand picks:  Chip & Pepper University, 7 for all Mankind, Converse by John Varvatos
— Michael Macko, Vice President, Men's Fashion, Saks Fifth Avenue 


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“Lots of shorts, all different lengths.”
Brand Picks: McQ by Alexander McQueen, Unis, Corpus, Nudie – Sam Ben-Avraham, Atrium, Project Show 
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 “Japanese street wear and sneaker culture in general is inspiring me right now. All over prints is still going to be a major trend, even though we are bored with them already.”
Brand picks: Creative Recreation, mhi by Maharishi , Reebok, Artful Dodger, WeSC, Shmack, Spoon-Fed, and Triumvir.  – Jeremiah Myers, Head Buyer, Karmaloop


“Sneaker heads turning to T-shirt and hoodie heads is a big trend for spring. I am hoping to find a brand that I never heard of –-from Brooklyn.”
Brand picks: Shmack , Ten Deep, Staylon and Antik Men’s. – Izzy Ezrailson, Up Against The Wall.