Louis Vuitton | Prada | Proenza Schouler | Marc Jacobs | Catwalk images via Style.com
It is a black and white colored summer ahead and it was on a catwalk near you.
If you looked it was there in a variety of guises; stripes at the likes of Oscar De La Renta and Marc Jacobs (the latter served both the horizontal and vertical stripe while the form had the perfect strapless Park Avenue gown with stripes), at Louis Vuitton it was the Damier Check. Over at Proenza Schouler the duo known for their collaged arts and crafts inspired texture gave an artisan graphic spin on the trend.
This is no new trend by any mile and every few seasons it crops its monochrome head again. Thoughts on black and white?
Chloé | Gucci | Balenciaga | Catwalk images via Style.com
Up ahead for summer 2013? The ruffle.From Burberry Prorsum to Givenchy, it is everywhere. It was feminine, it was sculptural, it was architectural.
In every guise that the ruffle could possibly appear in, it did.
Marc Jacobs | Prada | Louis Vuitton | Eudon Choi | Catwalk images via Style.com
I posted on the 60′s fall trend here.
It seems that designers are still in swinging mode because this is one trend that is carried on for spring 2013. Fall’s more grownup 60′s take gives way to a younger, more youthful interpretation of the sixties.
Skirts are Mary Quant short (in many cases shorter!). In essence spring’s take on it is ‘sixties teen’ whilst fall’s vision is ‘grown-up sixties’.
Thoughts on the ‘sixties teen’ look? In relation to this question is another one that I’ve been pondering. We all know fashion is born in cycles. Each era is inspired somewhat by a bygone era. For seasons we’ve seen reincarnations of the 20′s, 50′s and so on take center stage at international fashion weeks. What are your thoughts on high fashion’s fascination with the past?
Is the ‘sixties teen’ look for you?
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At Céline, Phoebe Philo sent out her minimalist woman in fur heels. Yes that is fur heels for spring 2013.
One tad Flintstones and a whole tad unexpected.
A ‘do’ or a definite ‘don’t'?
Dolce & Gabbana fall 2012 | Balmain fall 2012 | Vivienne Westwood fall 2012 | Jason Wu fall 2012 | Images in collage via Style.com
Go baroque or go home…
For fall it appears one of the memo’s that every fashion capital received was baroque. It was prevalent in a host of interesting forms; full of angst and slightly neo romantic at Vivienne Westwood, Sicilian by nature over at Dolce & Gabbana and Balmain and restrained ladylike at Jason Wu.
There is no escaping this heavily gilded look this season. Will you be trying to avoid it or joining the baroque brigade?
Prada fall 2012 | Louis Vuitton fall 2012 | Images in collage via Style.com
Fall 2012 looks like the season of enough baubles to rival your Christmas tree! No need for any jewellery here as garments are dripping in enough embellishment to keep a magpie happy. At Louis Vuitton it was shiny and a fair bit holographic, keeping all that Edwardian inspired garb bang in the present. Prada seems to have a love affair with crystal. Remember the the spring 2010 collection with dangling chandelier like crystal detail? This time (as always with Miuccia) the crystal and sequin is thrown into a confusing hybrid of elements that only Prada got dream up.
Will you be ditching your baubles for this new dawn of the super embellished garment?