Saks Fifth Avenue Reveals Spring 2013 Trends

  Saks Fifth Avenue Reveals Spring 2013 Trends

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- February 4, 2013

As we approach the spring season, Saks Fifth Avenue is seeing an influx of
collections notable for their playful colors, lighter weights, feminine charms
and ethereal moods. Here, Saks notes a few of the most compelling trends we
see emerging for spring.

SUPER-SATURATED COLOR

Spring’s most visible trend is the whimsical intensity of the color palette.
Hues are overbrimming with pigment, with bold primary colors like red, yellow,
and bright blue leading the way on the designer runway. Squint to avoid
optical overload.

PRECISON FLORALS

On the more feminine side, there is an abundant array of realistic floral and
botanical prints. These prints are different from the more abstract florals
seen last spring. They are crisply drawn, vibrantly colored and digitally
enhanced, bringing to life the true beauty of this season’s blooms.

LACE IN COLOR

To complement these pretty prints is lace, especially lace in color. Varieties
of lace range from light, sheer and delicate types to heavier varieties in
soft, muted tones and the brightest of brights. Lace in color is perfectly
acceptable for daywear, and you will see it for jackets, tops, dresses, skirts
and even shorts. In a more dressed-up silhouette, this idea will transition
beautifully into the evening hours.

GEOMETRICS

To contrast these pretty prints and feminine fabrications, geometrics made a
major statement on the runway. We saw a 1960’s mood and streamlined,
architectural silhouettes creating a retro-futuristic vibe. The A-line shape
is a favorite for skirts, dresses, and even jackets. Graphics include bold
stripes, checks and a variety of oversized op-art patterns.

OPTIC WHITE

A pure canvas enhances the season’s bright pops of color, geometric lines and
artistic details. Monochromatic two-piece dressing is at the core of this
trend.

NEO MOTO

We continue to see the sport and utility direction with sporty jackets, track
pants, shorts, and sexy body-conscious dresses, often with athletic mesh
details. A great piece to rise out of this trend is the Neo Moto jacket.
Brightly colored leather motorcycle jackets get spring/summer-appropriate
updates via lighter weights, perforations and laser-cut details. The Neo Moto
trend extends to novelty versions in denim and even prints and patterns.

ENLIGHTENED SUIT

While the dress is still important, we are seeing a return to tailoring for
Spring 2013. More and more designers are showcasing light, informal pairings
of sartorial separates. Whether pairing a sleeveless jacket with slim pants, a
blazer with a pair of shorts, or a crisp shirt or peplum top with a skirt, the
enlightened suit is turning a uniform idea into fashion freedom.

SHORT AND SWEET

On the more casual side, you will be seeing an abundance of shorts. Many looks
add a little volume and subtract a little from the hemline. The season’s major
trends are a big presence here, with precision florals and lace in color
sweetening the presentation.

DENIM IN DISTRESS

Frayed or faded, bleached or broken-in, distressed denim and chambray are
sending out an S.O.S. this spring, especially in our Contemporary area.

SMALL-SCALE HANDBAGS

The season’s most sought-after handbag silhouette is small but powerful.
Spring’s condensed, highly detailed versions of classic shapes are the bonsai
of bags.

GLADIATOR SANDALS

Fierce footwear takes its cue from the Romans, reimagined in seductive new
styles.

BRUSHSTROKES OF BEAUTY

The world of beauty is experiencing a particularly artistic moment, with a
number of products emerging to inspire our creative instincts. Improved
cleansing, exfoliating, toning and moisturizing formulas lead to a PERFECTLY
PREPPED CANVAS. Makeup artists and beauty lovers alike can discover LINE-DRAWN
EYES, adding more precision and drama with new, lightweight formulas of liners
and mascaras. WATERCOLOR HUES have also arrived for the spring season. Simply
apply washes of soft powder and a dramatic smudge of cream liner to upper and
lower lids. Even fragrance fans can get in on the artistic act, with a renewed
emphasis on FRAGRANCE BLENDING. We love freshening a rich floral with a citrus
zing, but every customer is encouraged to create her own not-over-the-counter
scent.

For further information or to arrange an interview with Colleen Sherin, Senior
Fashion Director, please contact Heather Hertz at heather_hertz@s5a.com or
212.451.3649.

About Saks Fifth Avenue

Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world’s preeminent specialty retailers, is
renowned for its superlative American and international designer collections,
its expertly edited assortment of handbags, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics and
gifts, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary client service of
its Associates. Today, Saks operates 43 full-line stores in 20 states, 5
international licensed stores, 65 Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores and
saks.com, the company’s online store.

Saks Fifth Avenue is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012
Customer Service Champion and is only one of 50 U.S. companies so named.

Contact:

Saks Fifth Avenue
Heather Hertz, 212-451-3649
heather_hertz@s5a.com