Full Speed Ahead

Apart from technology, fashion operates on the fastest creative cycle in any business. For that reason creative types in almost every other industry keep an eye on what's happening in fashion. And so for every trend that comes down the runway, there are hundreds of trend forecasters pouncing on the next hot color, texture, fabric, shape or shoe. For spring you may already know that silver is ubiquitous in handbags and shoes and that the silhouette veers between a replicant look best realized by Nicolas Ghesquière at Balenciaga and an overtly romantic vision put forth by Alexander McQueen. But never mind...

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