New York Fashion Week, which closed Wednesday, offered a peek at styles for spring and summer 2017. Among the trends: ruffles, satin jackets and stripes, the vertical kind. Philip Lim, Victoria Beckham and others showed pants, shirts, dresses and more in vertical stripes. At Carolina Herrera, sleeveless midi dresses took on a modern look, with artful draping and pinstripe vertical stripes. Rag & Bone showed edgy jackets in black-and-white vertical stripes.
It’s one of the looks that has gained favor in the past few seasons, meaning you can shop now in stores for pieces that can carry you into the new year. Zara takes the striped dress shirt and delivers a dose of attitude with a bold, red, floral patch, $69.690 at Zara.com.
Why settle for basic black footwear? The Calix pointed-toe boot from Alice + Olivia features a glorious array of multi-colored suede stripes, $525 to $595 at Nordstrom. A short-sleeve popover shirt in a blue-and-white vertical stripe at J. Crew would look polished this fall worn beneath a wool blazer. For spring, pair with a pair of linen pants or jeans, $78 at Jcrew.com.
More shopping news
▪ House at 250 Walton Avenue is hosting an open house through Saturday, with 20 percent off storewide. Seasonal décor includes baskets, pumpkins, gourds, pine cones and fall foliage.
▪ The boho chic label Free People is coming to The Summit at Fritz Farm, the mixed-use development on Nicholasville Road scheduled to open in spring 2017. The brand’s eclectic look includes women’s apparel, shoes and accessories. You’ll find Free People pieces at department stores including Macy’s and Belk, but this is the first Free People store in Kentucky.
▪ Mulberry & Lime at 216 North Limestone, will host fabric designer Tania Vartan for Gallery Hop, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Designs include geometrics and stylized patterns for furniture, windows or walls. Fabrics are printed in England on 100 percent cotton or 100 percent linen. Widths vary by design and are sold by the yard. Prices range from $135 to $195 a yard.
▪ Dress for Success Lexington’s Recycle the Runway fundraiser is 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at The Grand Reserve, 903 Manchester Street. The day will include a luncheon, a silent auction and a fashion show featuring styles by local designers. Tickets are $75. All proceeds go to Dress for Success Lexington, which provides professional attire and support for women to secure a job and and confidence for a better life. Call 859-231-7848 or go to Lexington.dressforsuccess.org.
▪ The Akielo Daughters of the Nile Eqyptian Band fall tea and style show is 2 p.m. Sept. 25 at Oleika Shrine Center, 326 Southland Drive. The formal tea is $20. The fundraiser also will feature a style show by Midway Boutique and a silent auction. Reservations are required. Call Susan Wade at 859-333-0146 or Kathe Vaughn at 606-492-9353 to reserve a seat or a table.