Fashion designer Jil Sander told The New York Times  she prefers the word purity to minimalism when describing the consumer trend of moving away from often over-the-top garment details in fashion.  “Consumers are getting sophisticated enough to understand pure design,” fashion trend forecaster Sharon Graubard told the Times, “They don’t need junk on their clothes to feel like they’re getting bang for their buck.”

So, say goodbye to ruffles, fringe, gems, and gold?  Is polished the new glam? After seasons of lavish embellishments, it seems consumers will lean towards more tailored, well-cut, and streamlined looks in the coming seasons.

To jump on board, checkout spring 2013 looks from Akris, Stella McCartney, and Rag & Bone at Highland Park Village.  All of these pieces focus on beautiful cuts and tailoring and are still quite striking.

Read “Designers Look for Thrills Without the Frills” By Ruth La Ferla

from left: Rag & Bone Jefferson Blazer, Stella McCartney Mix Cady Collins Dress, Akris spring/summer 2013