Fashion Jeans

Thursday January 26th, 2012

MONTREAL – Neon pink, lime and tangerine orange Ts have sprouted at the Gap, a quick pick-me-up for the winter blahs, which seem to have hit a little early this year. At BCBG, juicy orange dresses and trousers are front and centre, along with a flowing, long lemon yellow dress. Simons is showing purple Joe’s Jeans, kelly green tops and dresses, and Christopher Kane’s rainbow resort collection. Clearly, you need look no farther than your local mall for a spring colour blast. You could also look to the women in the crowd at President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday. They wore the shades of peacocks, parrots and birds of paradise: Michelle Obama in sapphire Barbara Tfank, and shots of emerald, fuchsia, red and yellow throughout the audience. Fashion is seasonless, and the march of merch ceaseless. The seasons are a mash, with resort and pre-fall vying for attention with spring runway reports. And Paris haute couture for spring and summer wrapped Wednesday. Point is, nobody is stalling deliveries of fresh fashion even in Montreal, although we remain woollied up to our eyeballs. Here is what we know about what will be on offer in the next six months: