Monday, January 21, 2013
Fashion is ever changing. As someone who is inspired by editorial and commercial fashion I look to trend reports to get an understanding of the looks that will soon infiltrate our markets. Although I tend to favor classic styles over pieces I deem "overly trendy" I do appreciate learning about designers inspiration for the latest lines.
So what can you expect from Spring 2013?
Many designers are featuring black and white basics which is a nice contrast (get it!) to the usual bold prints and bright colors found in typical spring collections. I think too much contrast can be a bit overwhelming but a little bit of stark contrasts makes a big difference! Im going to try to mix in some black and white patterns with a pop of color this spring.
|Kate Spade 2013|
|Banana Republic 2013|
Sheer items are really in this spring. Personally I think transparent fabrics can border on tacky very quickly. Even saying that, I do own a couple of pieces with sheer elements such as a transparent sleeve.
|3.1 Phillip Lim 2013|
Patchworks and other collages are part of the trend report for Spring 2013. As a fan of everything madras, I am interested to see what kind of designs will come about because of this inspiration.
My favorite trend: Ruffles!
I am obsessed with the uber-girly and feminine flounces that will be showing up this season. Ruffles are a great way to spice out an otherwise simple outfit and there are so many places to show them off in an outfit- on a skirt, top, or even sleeve.
|Chloe Spring 2013|
So what trend are you most looking forward to seeing this Spring?