Is Colored Leather the New Faux Fur?

While we all may have varied opinions on what is considered a staple item in our closets, few could argue the necessity of the quintessential leather jacket. While a classic black biker jacket can be pulled off by virtually anyone, adding a pop of color to our leathers delivers a bolder statement. We’ve noticed that this newly circulating trend has the same “it” factor as our brightly hued faux fur coats, but with a fresher and sleeker aesthetic.

You Need Color in Your Life:

Designers such as IRO, Ulla Johnson, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, and Khaite showcased leather in bold shapes and even bolder shades for FW19, and show attendees were donning the trend on the streets as well. The emergence of colorful leather — in a display of different styles and silhouettes – seems to be this Spring’s newest trend.

From what we saw, leather doesn’t come in just a skinny pant or a structured jacket, but also in a dress, a blouse, a must-have boot and pretty much everything in-between.

Go Vegan!

Some designers have also sought the animal-friendly option — vegan leather.  While the majority of vegan leathers are constructed from synthetic plastics, an increasing number of brands are opting for a plant-based substitute, using materials such as pineapple leaves and Pinatex.  Nanushka’s vegan leather puffer proved to be a front-row favorite as its style was seen on many of Fashion’s it-girls in a variety of shades.

Shop the look:

IRO Ashville Leather Jacket

Nanushka Hide Puffer Jacket

Dr. Martens Vegan 1460 Chrome Metallic Boot

IRO Ashville Leather Jacket

Blue&Cream Logo Case

Why Influencer Favorite Nanushka is Taking Over Your Instagram Feed

 

 

It all started with the Hide Puffer Jacket – if you have an Instagram account, chances are you’ve seen it on your favorite influencers or street style shots during NYFW. The beautifully crafted vegan leather puffer quickly became one of the most coveted items of the year, and got the fashion world paying serious attention to Nanushka, and wondering what they had in store next.

 

 

The Budapest based brand founded by designer Sandra Sandor creates the perfect pieces for the modern stylish woman, and makes them sustainably and responsibly. In a time where we are should all be more conscious of what we consume, the ethos behind a company matters more than ever, and can be a deciding factor in whether we hit “purchase” or not. When a label designs on-trend pieces and aligns with your moral values it’s a win-win, and we give Nanushka our seal of approval.

 

This season we are lusting over their dreamy offering of vegan leather pieces – including the beloved Lubo Belt Bag, as well as their array silk dresses and tops. It’s safe to say that Nanushka’s cult following is here for the long haul, so check out some the latest drops online and in stores now.

 

 

 

Nanushka Hide Puffer Jacket

 

Nanushka Salome Top

 

Nanushka Lubo Belt Bag

 

Get Dressed – It’s The Weekend Again

 

Shop night out looks:

 

Nanushka Siwa Dress

 

R13 Babydoll Slip Dress

 

Zimmermann Wrap Mini Dress

 

RtA Jezebel Dress

 

For Love & Lemons Jackpot Mini Dress

 

For Love & Lemons Annie Zipper Mini Dress

 

 

Brand Spotlight: Zanerobe’s Accessible Take on Streetwear Staples

 

 

At Blue & Cream we like a brand that doesn’t try too hard. We like our clients to look effortlessly put together in wardrobe staples that will last for seasons to come. Sydney natives Jono and Leith of Australian brand Zanerobe don’t believe in overpriced fad streetwear. These guys launched their business casually over beers, with a goal of making high quality accessible pieces with longevity. The end product is a favorite amongst stylish men with confidence, like Justin Bieber and Michael B. Jordan, who are two of our clients that rock the brand.

 

A couple key silhouettes, the Sureshot Jogger and Salerno Chino, are your go-to Spring wardrobe builders. Check out Zanerobe’s latest Spring 2019 collection, in store and online now.

 

Zanerobe Waffle Knit Hoodie

 

Zanerobe Pinstripe Zephyr Short

 

Zanerobe Plaid Unblockshot Chino Pant

 

Zanerobe Salerno Flex Chino

 

 

FW19 Fashion Week Trends You Can Buy Now

Now that Fashion Month has drawn to a close, the fashion world takes a collective sigh…after seeing our favorite designers forecasting new trends that won’t hit stores until Fall 2019, we come back to living in our present reality. There is Spring Cleaning to do at home, and in store we are getting exciting new deliveries in for Spring 2019 – it is finally time to “Buy Now, Wear Now”.  A lot of whats forecasted on the runways from New York to Milan for FW19 is a continuation of trends we are seeing arrive in stores right now. Here are some stand out looks that you can Buy Now, Wear Now, and (won’t regret) Later
 

 

Funky Florals

 

Junya Watanabe, Miu Miu, Givenchy

 

Yes, florals are nothing groundbreaking, but the newest floral trend we are seeing is funky, psychedelic florals that play off of 70s prints. We love a good throwback moment, and this trend allows us to both look modern and pay homage to the disco days.

 

Get the look:

 

 

 

 

Purple

 

Giambattista Valli, Sies Marjan, Tom Ford 

 

Lavender shades have been hot for quite some time now, but this fashion week we saw purple all across the color spectrum – from pastels to deep eggplant. Looks like you won’t be needing to put those lavender frocks in storage any time soon – and it may be time to lean into the purple craze even further.

 

Get the look:

 

IRO Han Jacket

 

LoveShackFancy Delaney Dress

 

 

 

Animal Print 

 

3.1 Phillip Lim, Anna Sui, R13

 

Animal print is one of our all time favorite trends – it’s playful, its timeless, and it can be dressed up or down. We were hoping that the trend would still be going strong next season, and not only did that wish come true, but it appears to be getting even bigger. In addition to our beloved leopard, we are seeing tons of zebra and snakeskin across a range of pieces from luxe coats to casual accessories.

 

Get the look:

 

Zimmermann Corsage Fluted Playsuit

 

IRO Mess Coat