Trend Report SS15: Barely Minimal

June 30, 2015 by  
Filed under Fashion

Less is more. Oh well, haven’t we heard that enough?! After seasons and seasons of that minimalistic approach to fashion isn’t it time to go bold with prints and color and accessorize to the max?! Not just yet, so it turns out. This summer once again designers are opting for simple and sober, even if those minimalistic appearances that once were, are barely there any more. Yep, in stead of super sterile and colorless we’re seeing some exciting changes. Coming months a fuchsia jumpsuit (Costume National) can, for instance, be minimal. Just as a pleated tangerine dress (Salvatore Ferragamo). Or a coral red suit (Peet Dullaert). It’s all a matter of styling (no distracting jewellery, accessories, hair or make-up) and ways to carry a garment (own it!). Yet that doesn’t mean minimal can’t be fun. Sure, you can add croc leather and leopard prints (Victoria Beckham). Of course a subtle waistbelt and chunky bracelet are allowed (Céline). Yes, bright yellow (Hermes) works fine too. Even a touch of metallic (Fendi) can make this trend work. Not to mention asymmetric fashion (Marni, Margiela, Valentino) can be simple as well. Cute little handbags and strappy heels are permitted, naturally. Hands in the pockets, oh yeah! Dressing according to the minimalistic trend just got a lot more interesting. Enjoy it (while it’s hot)!

Trend Report SS2011: minimal effort, major success

April 19, 2011 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, womenswear

This season too, you can look terrific without looking like you’ve spend hours in front of the mirror. Yes, we’re talking about the minimalistic look which is still a big trend in fashion. This season besides Chloe, Celine and Calvin Klein other brands have joined in on the fun as well. Derek Lam, Isabel Marant and Jil Sander all opted for the less is more look in their spring/summer collections.

And the great twist of this season is color. So after the minimalistic white, nude and black, there’s the minimal red, yellow, pink and even turquoise. The rest of the minimalistic rules remain the same though; clean cuts, no prints, straight lines and no extra fuzz (cutouts, frills, ruffles, bows etc).

Looking chic was never this easy…