I’m Michel Martin, and you’re listening to Tell Me More from NPR News. Spring is almost here and that means it’s time to say goodbye to your winter wardrobe and dress up in the season’s latest fashions. Last week, we learned about what’s new in men’s wear. Now it’s time to find out about the next big thing in women’s fashion. So, if you’re looking in your closet and trying to figure out what to hang up and what to maybe toss out, help is here. Joining us now is Agnes Commack. She’s the fashion director for Essence Magazine. Also with us is trend analyst Najwa Moses. She’s the brains behind the Styleaholics fashion website and podcast. Welcome, ladies.
Ms. AGNES COMMACK (Fashion Director, Essence Magazine): Thank you.
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MARTIN: Can I just pause here and ask about that? Now, how do you all feel about that? I mean, this is every couple of years we see this so called tribal, you know, look. And then they pull out the safari suits and so forth. I’m just does this every push your buttons? I mean, on the one hand I do see the sometimes the African American models get a little bit more prominence when they’re pulling out the safari look. On the other hand, I don’t is there any canada goose gloves uk ambivalence about this for either of you?
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MARTIN: I’m guess what I’m wondering more about is the cultural appropriation aspects of it.
Ms. MOSES: I think it’s OK. I mean, I have to agree with Agnes, maybe because we’re fashion people. A lot of times I like it because people are bringing it fashion forward. So, like I went out and bought a traditional African top and then I belted it with a skinny belt and then I wore my skinny jeans with it. So, I think, it doesn’t bother me. I mean, because people kind of use it, they may trim out a blazer with it or they may make a stretch skirt in it. And it’s not just like African print. I mean, you have, you know, Asiatic prints, you have Eastern European prints. So, it’s just more about just kind of this global influence coming out in a print basis.
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Ms. COMMACK: I think every spring, color is important. This season I think it’s less about a pastel and more about a bright, bold color.
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Ms. MOSES: I see, well what I also see is a strong trend in metallics. And at the same time that you have like the tribal prints coming out you have a lot of sheers, and what I call clears, coming out. So, you have a lot of dresses done in like satins, silks, ruffles, chiffons, in a den of muted tones like beige, off white, grey, and then at the other spectrum you have people with like these bolded prints. So I think yes, I agree with Agnes. Every season you see a lot of color, this season I’m seeing a lot of candy colors which I think is still reflective of that eighties retro feel that we’re still having right now in fashion. But there’s also a lot of clears going on this season. You’re going to see a lot of clear bags are returning, clear bangles, clear heals.
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Ms. MOSES: I think the clear accessory is interesting. I mean on like let’s say you have on like a pencil skirt in a sort of tribal print and it has a lot of like let’s say greens or yellow and blacks and then you paired that with maybe a dark denim blazer, a black blazer, then you can throw on like a really chunky clear bangle and you’re fine, you know and that’s enough. Or you can do the same type of maybe a cocktail ring with a clear globe on it.
MARTIN: See here’s my problem with clear. I don’t want everybody to see what’s in my bag. I really don’t. I really don’t. Do you need to see the old pacifier and the used tissues? No you don’t.
Ms. MOSES: Yeah, not with a bag, but definitely the jewelry with the big oversized beads and the bangles and the rings. There are some amazing designers like Alexis Petard (ph) who does it in a great way and you can get them in different colors. So it just it would look amazing against our skin against any skin.
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MARTIN: But speaking of purses, if you could just stay on accessories for just a minute here. I know we saw a lot of the big bags in the last couple of years. What do you all think about that?
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