SPRING TREND REPORT
What is the number- one fashion piece to buy this season? How should you switch up your mani? Can grown-ups really wear pink? Our guide to the season’s top 13 get-happy essentials will leave you jumping for joy
“Come on, get happy!” It was the song that echoed through Michael Kors’s Spring 2017 show in New York. Backed by a six-piece band, Rufus Wainwright jubilantly belted out the tune as models bounced down the runway in ’60s floral prints and retro bathing suits. It was an all-over-chills experience—one that set the tone for the rest of Fashion Month. The overall mood this sartorial season is optimistic: Clothes are less serious and the beauty messages are full of joy and ease. And in a sign of the revolutionary times, unabashedly female artists ruled the runways: Dior newbie Maria Grazia Chiuri showed slogan tees stating “We should all be feminists” and makeup artist Val Garland made waves with her whimsical glitter-painted ears at Giambattista Valli. We are hopeful because the spring shows pointed to one conclusion: In fashion, at least, things are looking up. So read on for our best tips on how to wear these haute-happy trends.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: GIORGIO ARMANI, PRABAL GURUNG, OSCAR DE LA RENTA, J.W. ANDERSON, EMILIO PUCCI, EMILIO PUCCI, PRABAL GURUNG, TOPSHOP, MICHAEL KORS, RODARTE. PHOTOS: PETER STIGTER