Trend Report SS2015 menswear: Go Big (or go home)

May 22, 2015 by  
Filed under Fashion, Menswear, Trends

Forget pinstripes and checks; any guy with a sense of style should go big on prints this season. Exotics (Y3), graphics (Kenzo), color explosions (Dsquared), kaleidoscopics (Dolce & Gabbana), paisleys (Etro), paints spatters (Givenchy) and bananas (Paul Smith) if it’s up to the designers. No pattern too busy, no palette too bright. Although a certain je ne sais quoi-attitude comes in handy, even for the lads. We’re still debating for at what occasion those heavy printed suits will do best, but the menswear printmotto couldn’t be cleared. Go big (or go home)!

Trend Report FW2013: Print on Print on Print…

October 30, 2013 by  
Filed under womenswear

Checks, stripes, leopard, paisley or camouflage prints; for fall you can put them all in the mix. Wearing multiple print has been as thing for the past few seasons now, so for this season designers have been turning things up a notch. It’s no longer just about wearing multiple prints; it’s about generic viagra price wearing statement pieces in remarkable prints and outstanding colors. The options are endless; just have a look at Burberry, Comme des Garcons, Givenchy, Just Cavalli, Antonio Marras, Marc Jacobs and Anna Sui. No rules, no boundaries here. Just go for that careless, bohemian mix of influences and have a little (a lot of) fun. Suits, dresses, coats, skirts and don’t forget that pair of printed pants worn underneath of it. The upcoming months we’re wearing print on print on print..

Streetwear Trend: Graphic Gallore

November 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Streetwear, Trends, womenswear

MiuMiu, Prada, Louis Vuitton and Versus all had the same kind of seventies suits in their fall collections. Suits with bright graphic prints that are now all over the place. Just like the bold and colorful ones Giambattista Valli presented on his runway. A look that takes some guts to pull off. Guts and a strong pair of shoes that keep everything in balance. Velvet ankle shoes perhaps? Or a pair of suede peep toe beauties? Just keep it strong and outspoken, ‘cause this just is not the trend for wall flowers.

Summertrend (men) 2012: Prints Charming

May 21, 2012 by  
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There are still men who are afraid to wear something in pink as they don’t want to look ‘too feminine’. Those men should stop reading, since this is not the trend for them. This trend, which focuses on printed pants, is for the fashion minded guys who dare to experiment with their style. Men who dare to mix ethnic prints with a checks (Etro), men who would wear a tank top with pastel shaded trousers (Givenchy) and men who, without a doubt, tie a printed scarf around their necks to match their pants (Prada, Kenzo).

This season these lads have lots to choose from. Florals (Gaultier, Moschino, Prada), scarf prints (D&G) or just beautiful color combinations (Bottega Veneta, Emporio Armani). And even the good old checks and stripes belong to this printed pant trend. Combined with other printed items or styled off more simply with uni-colored items; decide just how wild you want to bring it and make sure to have fun with it!

Menswear Trend Report SS2011: Printed (All Over)

June 29, 2011 by  
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While men are mostly careful when it comes to wearing prints, there’s no reason for them to hold back anymore. The all over printed look was a huge theme on the runway and the great thing about it: you can do no wrong.

Wanna go for a all over skull print? Commes des Garcons says that’s cool! Feeling more like some bright graphic print? According to Cavalli it’s pretty hot. And if leopard (Givenchy), army (Emporio Armani), ethnic (Etro), black & white (Versace) or 3D (Jean Paul Gaultier) is more your thing, go for it!

There are no rules and no limits. Even mixing different prints together in one look is perfectly fine. But if a checked blazer (Dries van Noten) is funky enough for you than that’s alright too.

Trend Report: Animal Inspired Shoes

December 2, 2010 by  
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Animal prints have been very popular in fashion for ages now. For this winter there were less animal prints on the clothes, yet looking at the shoes, it was one big designer jungle.

Blumarine opted for zebra prints, Blugirl for leopard and snake prints. Also Emporio Armani, Rochas and Etro gave their shoes a leopard look. Vivienne Westwood did so too, yet showed her leopard print in red.

Dries van Noten presented some croco leather and at Dsquared designers Dean and Dan used pieces of skeletons as heels for their shoes.

Of course Roberto Cavalli, king of the animal prints, exceeded everyone by using leopard, giraffe snake and tiger prints for his heels and boots.

Which print are you gonna be strutting the streets in?

Catwalktrend FW2010: winter florals

September 11, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, womenswear

The last couple of months floral prints were a big hit on the streets. The flower power trend we expected was picked up big time and was perfect for summer. Now fall is on it’s way designers have introduced a new floral print. This time it is less bright and even more classic.

You could call them winter florals; they look nothing like the frost flowers from the winter knitwear, but certainly belong to the upcoming season.

Deep, dark hues decorated coats, pants and dresses. They added the right amount of print and color to a fashion season that is so sober and minimalistic.

Our absolute favorite winter florals were those of Kenzo. They had a great seventies feeling to them and looked romantic and trendy at the same time.

Catwalktrend FW2010: Graphic Prints

August 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, womenswear

Digital graphic prints, Peter Pilotto made them into it’s signature technique and has a lot of success with it. Even Michelle Obama wore several pieces of the brand. It’s digital prints are always very vivid and colorful and are inspired by nature’s element like water or the sun. For fall the designers drew their inspiration from seventies interiors.

Often though, graphic prints aren’t based on anything. Their just beautiful figure- and color combinations printed on a certain fashion item.

Apart from Peter Pilotto, Matthew Williamson creates gorgeous prints as well. The short, printed cocktail dresses and long evening gowns he designs, always are true show stoppers.

Unlike floral prints and animal prints, graphic prints often look very modern. They can even look kinda spacey when printed on a black background. The most beautiful examples are printed on satin or sheer fabric. It makes the clothes look expensive and the women look elegant.

We think all women wanting to look modern and hip should have at least one graphic printed cocktail dress of her own.

Trends ss2010: flower power

January 4, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, General, London, Milan, New York, Paris, womenswear

Since we feel the overall vibe of femininity  for next spring,  the floral prints we spotted fit perfectly in with that. The flowers were usually small ones, repeated hundreds of times on the fabric.

At the Jackson and Moschino fashion show it were Oxeye daisies. Yet other designers (Yves Saint Laurent, Luella Bartley, Oscar de la Renta, Dolce & Gabbana) used rose prints. Viktor & Rolf didn’t have floral prints in their clothes but they did use roses to decorate their pink boots.

Overall the flowers had a very classic feeling to it. The way they were painted and the colors that were used really felt like your grandmother’s wallpaper.

The prettiest floral prints were those of Dolce & Gabbana. Their perfect shapes and colors could be seen on r dresses, shorts, tops, jackets and lingerie. In one look a floral printed skirt was even mixed with a leopard printed top. Both with black lace on the edges.

The ss2010 collections lack lots of color, but the florals do add some brightness to next season.