To help kick off New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012, we got together with Ruth Shaw's Ray Mitchener to get the scoop on his current top picks, along with a few of his predictions for fall.
Ruth Shaw, located in The Village of Cross Keys, features
women's designer brands, such as rag & bone, Jason Wu,
Narcisco Rodriguez, Etro, Isabel Marant, Phillip Lim, just to
name a few. The seasoned boutique (with over thirty years
under its belt) has been recognized by Haper's Baazar as a
"Style Leader" in 2008 and 2009.
What are your top five trend picks for women this spring?
1. A printed pant
2. Bold color jacket
3. The (printed) shift dress
4. Patent leather shoes
5. Long dress or long skirt
What spring/summer trend can women transition into the fall?
Take the long skirt, and change the tee and sandal to a chunky sweater and boot.
What trends do you think we will see in Baltimore this coming fall?
These are what we would like to see...
1. Bold plaid pant
2. Tweed jackets
3. Peplum details
4. A red shoe
5. Printed scarves
What designer do you think we should have on our radar?
PETER PILOTTO....remember that name!
What colors do you predict to see for fall?
1. Greige (grey/beige)
2. Pale neutral
3. Red...of all kinds
What fashion app, blog, or website is essential for those who can't be seated front row at New York Fashion Week?
Our "go-to" is Style.com
—it has everything you need to stay on top!
—Stephanie Voorhees, intern
New York Fashion Week F/W 2012 February 9-16, 2012.
(Image courtesy of Ruth Shaw.)