So we’ve had the mixing bold (retro) prints and colors trend. Now it’s time to take it to another level. This season therefore is all about patchwork fashion items. Jackets, skirts and dresses made out of multiple – very different – fabrics sewn together. Though it’s more of a trend you’d usually associate with winter several designers (the patchwork pioneers) have been able to give it a fresh summer feeling. At Erdem light spring prints were combined with a leather snake fabrics. Antonio Marras mixed different fresh looking tweeds, army and floral prints together. Preen used colorful stripes and snake prints for his dresses and skirts. The designers at Proenza Schouler used snake skin for their patchwork too, as Rodarte experimented with a mix of colors, prints and materials. On the streets it was still a little too early to spot this patchwork phenomena (although the jersey sweaters with printed scarf parts are some kind of patchwork too). Yet once all girls are bored of their fully printed looks they’ll undoubtedly head into this direction.
Forget those Nordic printed knitted sweaters we’ve seen the last couple of years; upcoming fall it’s all about the cool printed ones. And the crazier the print, the more popular the sweater, so it seems…
Balenciaga introduced multiple versions of a space printed jumper, while Humberto Leon and Carol Lim created a tiger printed sweater for Kenzo. We spotted horses at Altazurra and a spooky creature at Diesel. Jeremy Scott and Asish took it even further by showing knitted smileys and Bart Simpson tops. Add a few outstanding graphic prints from brands like Sportmax, Moschino and Stella McCartney and you’re sure there will never be a dull moment this fall… fashion wise, that is.
Wearing a men’s shirt can be even sexier than wearing the perfect LBD. So, when designers like Dries van Noten, Stella McCartney and Paul Smith worked the men’s shirt into their summer collections they made a smart move.
A men’s shirt doesn’t need any extra’s; it speaks for itself. Combined with a pair of pleated trousers or some cool jeans the shirt looks effortless chic. Take the ones we saw at Michael Kors, Margiela and Lacoste; could a woman look any more elegant in such basic pieces?
So leave your tailored, ruffled, printed blouses at home girls. The men’s shirt is all the rage these days….
If you wanna buy fashion pieces that never go out of style you should – besides the LBD and the trenchcoat – invest in some animal prints. Season after season they’re a big trend on the runway, as well as on the streets.
In case you’re getting with the good old leopard print, there are plenty more animal-inspired prints on the market. Perhaps a Zebra dress (as seen at Louis Vuitton) or a snake skin jacket (like we saw at Burberry)?
And if the natural colors of all those animal prints are not daring enough for you, opt for some color. Burberry, Louis Vuitton and Blumarine all showed that. And though we’ve never seen a blue zebra, we still think it’s kinda cool.
It’s also nice to know animal prints can be mixed and worn together this season. So wear your favorite zebra skirt with your snake skin jacket and your full on trend!
Here are some pictures. Get inspired!
There are some great open shoes for sale this winter, yet with just a pair of thin tights you won’t make it through the day. Luckily for you we found the answer to cold feet. Just put on a thick pair of (colorful) socks and you’re not only staying warm but you look very trendy as well.
On the runway socks were presented in every possible color and print. Oscar de la Renta, Anna Sui and Vivienne Westwood opted for crazy prints while G-Star and Givenchy chose brights colors. And for a true Socks Spectacle just take a look at the photos of the Jean Paul Gaultier show…. Wow!
This winter you can wear your peep-toe shoes and stay warm at the same time.
Check out our gallery of Stunning Socks.