Saturday, October 31, 2015

At Boscov's Fall Fashion Show with David Wolfe for Fall Fashion Forecasts

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Boscov's Fall Trends Fashion Show

Friday evening I traveled to the new Boscov's at the Westfield Meriden Mall to see another of Boscov's Fall Fashion Shows, this one hosted by David Wolfe, creative director of the Doneger Groupto discuss Fall 2015 Fashion Trends.

David Wolfe has the unique and challenging job of forecasting upcoming trends in fashion and retail. (How fun is that??!!) And he gave all of us in the audience some tips to envision the future of fashion by telling us to look no further than the fashion shows in New York, Milan, and Paris for upcoming trends.

He informally quizzed us on what's in and out. Animal print? (still in!) and illustrated how some of the fashions from yesteryear are popping up today. 70's fashion? Yup - it's back, with flared pants, sueded fabrics, and fringe, fringe, and more fringe.

On Friday he put together a fun fashion show filled with Boscov's sportswear based on this year's fall runway trends, but scaled them back so the average American woman could wear them.

Some of the trends for Fall 2015 are:

  • Texture
  • Color
  • Prints/Mixing Prints
  • 70's Fringe

Eye Candy

And here's Part One of the runway show that Wolfe dubbed as "Eye Candy"

You can already see how the trends have taken us by storm with the faux suede swing jacket over a fringed mini skirt, this boldly patterned shift dress, and this cozy short sleeved textured knit top and classic black skirt.

And how about a cute dress?

These were three great picks, a hot pink dress topped with a cognac faux leather moto jacket, a purple and black satin dress, and a comfortable 3/4 sleeve knit jewel toned watercolor dress.

These fabulous dresses were followed by a trio of gorgeous prints and colors. A great grey patterned jacket, a classic plaid shirt with jeans with the volume pumped UP with colors, and the crowd loved the mixing Aztec patterns worn by the model on the far right.

And a repeat from Tuesday's affordable fashion show was again my favorite, this fringed skirt by Skyes The Limit  currently $49.00, which was paired with a cowl neck chartreuse top.

Easy Wearing

Then Wolfe introduced Part Two of the Boscov's Fall Fashion show that he called "Easy Wearing" - again incorporating some of the  forecasted Fall 2015 Fashion Trends.

Note the beautiful textures in soft knits, carefree denim and corduroy, and a richly colored cognac puffy vest with faux suede leggings.

Next were some easy paired career pieces, with a bright red jersey with a long patterned skirt, a sharp plaid swing jacket with a pencil skirt, and a classic long sleeved shift dress topped by an animal print puffy vest.

Some more street and comfort fashion. I loved both the long sweater jacket and cropped tops, and who wouldn't love a shimmery sequined hot pink jersey tee?

My favorite look from the easy wear selections was this adorable outfit, featuring a faux fur vest over a high low hem cowl knit top paired with a tweed knit legging.

The great thing about Boscov's is their affordable pricing. Most of the items shown retail for below $50.00, which is a great way to splurge on some great fall fashion staples for YOUR wardrobe.

In CT, be sure to visit the Boscov's at the Westfield Meriden Mall! Boscov's are also located in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Deleware, and Ohio, and you can shop online at 

Visit a Boscov's near you and have fun with fall fashion shopping!

Boscov's Meriden

Westfield Meriden Mall
480 Lewis Avenue
Meriden, CT

(203) 235-4144

David Wolfe

David Wolfe is one of the fashion industry's most quoted authorities, having earned international credentials as a fashion color and trend forecaster. His Expertise and entertaining personality keep David in demand as a lecturer. David joined The Doneger Group in 1990. Prior to that, David spent 10 years at The Fashion Service, a trend - forecasting service he founded and managed.  He was previously Creative Director at I.M. International, one of the world's first fashion forecasting and consulting firms.

The Donegar Group

The Doneger Group, the global leader in merchandising and business strategies, has been an invaluable and trusted advisor and resource to the retail industry since 1946. With a fully integrated approach to business including design inspiration, product development, merchandising, customized business strategies and consumer trends, Doneger’s singular focus is on providing clients with unique, timely and actionable information to support business growth.

What was your favorite fall piece pictured from this show? 
What trends do you like? 
I'd love to hear about them in the comments below!


Disclaimer: I was invited to attend this Fall Fashion Show by members of Boscov's public relations and marketing team, however all views and opinions are my own. 

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