No need to be a shrinking violet with this season's hottest trends. Whether your style is casual or chic, this year's mix of colors, prints and textures are sure to add some spring to your step.
LOCATION: THE TURNBULL BUILDING
PHOTOGRAPHY: CASEY YOSHIDA OF SOUTHSIDE CREATIVE GROUP
HAIR/MAKEUP: THE BLOWOUT CO.
MODELS: ELEANOR AIKEN & MATTHEW GILLILAND
MEET THE EXPERTS:
Owner/buyer, Frankie & Julian's
My experience with clothing started as a child at my grandmother's dry cleaners. I remember her teaching me everything she knew about fabrics, style and the care of clothing — which has inevitably helped with my buying trips to New York and Atlanta.
I've been in retail for 10 years now, so it's definitely not uncharted territory for me. It really has been an honor and a pleasure to dress all of our beautiful Chattanooga ladies over the last 10 years. We will be celebrating our first year in business in June and will reveal our new store name at that time with a big blowout birthday bash.
"Jumpsuits are big again this spring. This piece is so versatile. Pair it with a jacket for the office and by itself for that simple, chic evening look. A feminine and flirty blazer is always a must-have."
— Starr Card, Frankie & Julian's
Arlyn DeFoor Haycock
Through my family's travels, I was inspired by the eclectic clothing I saw both here and abroad. My hope is to emulate that style here in Chattanooga.
Antibes is a place where customers can find not only current fashion, but also unique, timeless looks. Being a part of downtown provides everyone the opportunity to come and experience offerings that are unparalleled in the city.
"Men's fashion continually evolves, but the jacket here is a new development. Made from a knit, it's as comfortable as a hoodie while bringing class and elevation to the outfit. Pairing it with neutral blues and olives gives it a clean vibe that can go from work to play."
— Arlyn DeFoor Haycock, Antibes
Manager, Giorgio Men's Warehouse
I have over 20 years' experience in men's clothing and garment manufacturing. I earned a masters degree in Business Administration from UTC, and grew up in the family business — a third generation managing Giorgio Men's Warehouse.
Established in 1975 in downtown Chattanooga, Giorgio has acquired the most diverse product offerings including name-brand and private labels offered in the city.
"With springtime, men's fashion tends to lighten up in color. We paired a handsome light beige suit with a light blue royal oxford shirt to add depth to the texture of the look while adding a vivid pop of color. The woven silk tie adds a neat geometric shape that provides balance to the textures of the suit and shirt while the color combination ties everything together beautifully."
— Pierre Dabit, Giorgio Men's Warehouse
For as long as I can remember, I have had a love for all things fashion. I studied fashion merchandising and design in college, and lived in Chicago for over four years, where I was immersed in a new world of culture and fashion. I had a long-sought dream of owning my own specialty boutique one day.
In 2003, we headed south to make Cleveland, Tenn., our new home. Over the years, I recognized the clear need for an in-town women's boutique that offered unique styles.
On May 11, 2017, my dream was realized as Element had its grand opening. We pride ourselves on offering an eclectic and extensive selection of stylish and well-made clothing and accessories. We have been getting a great response from our guests and we appreciate all the love and support we are receiving as we approach our one-year anniversary.
"'Bohemian chic' is on trend for Spring '18. We love this look because it combines feminine, folk-inspired style with simple, modern style."
— Jodi Walters, Element
Marketing director/buyer, Fischer Evans Jewelers
Having lived in the States for the past 11 years, Nicole has found a home in Chattanooga after leaving Miami two years ago. She is a Venezuelan native.
Nicole's background is in fine jewelry and watches, working previously in the wholesale and marketing segments for European designers. She is a third-generation jeweler, who along with Clarke Glover (MBA, Graduate Gemologist) has become an integral part of the new Fischer Evans Jewelers merchandising concept. Together, they are directing the downtown Chattanooga jewelry store to be among the most competitive and approachable privately owned businesses in the Scenic City, especially in the loose diamonds and fashion fine-jewelry industries.
"Spring 2018 trends are all about statement-making jewelry, be it with bold, vibrant color stones or oversized earrings boasting rich design. Yellow gold is coming back pretty strong and seems to be an invitation for designers to find new textures in the metal, like Sloane Street's 'strie' finish, for example."
— Nicole Lampru, Fischer Evans Jewelers
Merchandising Manager, Embellish
After studying fashion merchandising at LIM College and over 10 years of retail experience in New York, I found a home at Willa Collection shortly after moving to Chattanooga in 2013. Recently, Willa has merged with Embellish in Warehouse Row, where I now work with a team of incredible women.
My background lies in styling, merchandising and buying, all of which I developed over many years of managing luxury boutiques in NYC.
"Beautiful prints are always in style, but this season we are seeing a resurgence of bold and colorful prints. Vivid shades of red, pink, blue and green are everywhere this season, and all look fresh paired with eye-catching jewelry, shoes and handbags."
— Alex Sachel, Embellish