Bomber Jackets Down, Denim Up, Fields Says

April 9, 2017 - fall Denim


Barbara Fields speaks during her convention for Fall ’17 trends.

The once-ubiquitous bomber coupler is trending down. Expect to see it overtaken by denim jackets and a troops fatigue-like “utility” jackets.

That’s one foresee of Fall 2017 juniors styles. The predictions came from a Barbara Fields Buying Office. Barbara Fields, a company’s founder, ran a array of seminars on Fall ’17 character in her bureau during a California Market Center salon building in downtown Los Angeles. The seminars ran Apr 3–5.

Fields has been conducting trend-forecasting seminars for some-more than 30 years. But during a new convention series, she introduced a new approach of violation down a far-reaching operation of juniors fashions in her forecasts. She endorsed dividing adult store space with certain percentages clinging to styles in a certain category.

For denim bottoms, retailers should persevere 25 percent of their denim space to destructed denim, for example; 15 percent to “butt lifter” denim; 10 percent to embroidery; and 10 percent to jeggings.

Fields distributed flyers temperament store commission breakdowns. For woven tops, Fields endorsed 15 percent of store space clinging to cold shoulder, or tops where fabric does not cover shoulders; 5 percent to woven tops featuring pleating; and 10 percent to velvet tops.

She also suggested renting building space for T-shirts, sweaters, activewear, jackets, skirts and dresses.

Among Fields’ other conform forecasts: Denim with deception prints and denim featuring sum such as zippers around a mantle are foresee to be large sellers. Important colors for a deteriorate will be pink, mauve and gray. Lace fabric will be important. Tops and dresses with “lace-up” strips of fabric will be popular, as will be sweatshirts. Fields pronounced that bodysuits are doing good in sell though their opening is zero remarkable.

When asked on remedies for retail’s stream woes, Fields explained that trends are tired to a indicate of saturation. “Everyone is doing a same thing,” she said.

To kick sell blues, she endorsed a following: “Go for uniqueness. You’ve got to be fresh. You got to have a new,” she said.

After a week of consulting, Fields will continue her query for a new. On Apr 7, she trafficked to London to resume her trend research.

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