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With an increased budget over last year, Owner of Neapolitan Collection in Winnetka, Kelly Golden was seeing leather trends and increased attention to to a feminine waist line. She describes the mood of the collections to be darker with Victorian references. Brands she's loving include Lanvin, Valentino, McQueen and Andrew Gn.
Ikram Goldman, owner of Ikram has bought more from the Paris collections this year than in recent years. Ikram is seeing trends being easy to wear, sexy and androgynous with a lot of lace and sheer fabrics. Collections that stood out for Ikram were Nina Ricci, Comme des Garçons and Muviel.
· Stores Up Budgets Despite So-so Paris [WWD]
· Ikram [Official Site]
· Neapolitan Collection [Official Site]