WOMENSWEAR SS2016: Bailamos!

June 27, 2016 by  
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The ruffled off shoulder top is without a doubt the fashion piece most worn by fashion professionals. Just have a glance at your Instagram and you know what’s up. A top that perfectly fits in with the bigger latina style trend of this summer. Ruffles and volants all over. In the mix with sexy legs, cropped tops and long lengths. The colors of choice? Shades of red, pink and orange; colors that communicate passion. ‘Cause that’s what a Latina is all about. She speaks from the heart when she dresses up in that red skirt en white Tee (Blugirl). When she rocks that bright orange bodycon dress (Balmain) it’s pure passion. Latina bonita. A sexy open heel, flower in the hair and she’s out for night. Duele El Corazon by Enrique on repeat, bailamos!

MENSWEAR TREND ss2016: Fifties shirts

June 22, 2016 by  
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Would Don Draper go on holiday, this is what he’d wear, if it was up to us. The fifties shirt reinterpreted by the likes of Antonio Marras, Louis Vuitton and Dries van Noten. A touch of print, a splash of color and some shiny silks. Fully buttoned or not, this shirt is an absolute summer stunner. Worn with a little scarf (Louis Vuitton, Antonio Marras), a cute cap (Salvatore Ferragamo, Fendi), unicolored (Etro) or fully printed (Neil Barett). Just give it a try. Let’s go to Cuba!

Trend Report SS15: Barely Minimal

June 30, 2015 by  
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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 SS15: Romantic Goth

June 22, 2015 by  
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Goth styles have been coming and going season after season. No shocker! Yet, fashion may repeat itself, even the Goth trend gets a different twist every time. For spring/summer you can either choose for sporty or romantic, or a mix of both. Mesh fabrics (Balenciaga, DKNY, Versace) and sheerness (Costume National) go hand in hand with the Goth appearance. While femininity and sexiness (Dolce & Gabbana) make convincing all black attires too. It’s just a matter of styling and make-up whether you take it to the dark (and perhaps a little scary) side. Super smokey eyes (Tom Ford) bleached brows (Givenchy) or red eyeshadow (MaxMara) will do the Goth trick. Same goes for chokers (Versace) and crosses (Givenchy). But no need to follow the lead. This trend has had so many revivals any interpretation will do. Add your Nikes, if you feel like it. Or go for a seductive high heel instead. Health or glam; have it your way. The catwalk images below illustrate how it’s done. Goth it?

Trend Report SS2015: Connect the Dots

June 12, 2015 by  
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It seems not so long ago that the likes of Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney set a major trend with their black and white polka dot collections. Still, after a few seasons, the print is being re-introduced by the same Mr. Jacobs and some of his most talented colleagues. XL 3D polka dots at Junya Watanabe, detailed dots at Chanel and flamenco versions at Dolce & Gabbana. As Moschino, Westwood and House of Holland got extra playful. Marc by Marc Jacobs introduced his pastel shaded polka printed bra tops worn over blouses and T-shirts. Yet in classic black and white this print is at it’s best! Are we ready for a new fashion round of polka dot power?

Trend Report SS2015: Mismatch

June 7, 2015 by  
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No rhyme or reason at the runways of Dsquared, Jean Paul Gaultier and Vivienne Westwood. So it seems.. Their S/S outfits formed an polychrome mix of materials, colors and silhouettes. Fashion pieces purposely mismatched creating head turning ensembles. Perhaps a new way for designers like Rodarte, Marc Jacobs and Marni to achieve originality in a fashion world which repeats itself so often. Or an answer, possibly, to the sobriety and minimalism we’ve seen around for so long. Whatever the reason, streetstyle influencers are making it rhyme. Rocking busy printed shirts and eclectic skirts with outstanding sneakers, jaw dropping handbags and eye catching sunnies. No color too bright, no texture too structured, no silhouette too bold. More is more in this mismatch mania.

Trend Report SS2015: Red Hot

May 29, 2015 by  
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‘Valentino red’ is bound to be the color on everyone’s mind this summer. En masse designers let the color of passion tell their SS2015-story. Not that they only spoke of love… No, those bright red looks talked about coolness (Acne), sensuality (Balmain), art (Comme des Garcons) and youth (Louis Vuitton) as well. The passionate little red riding hoods on the streets were all about femininity though, just as DKNY and Dolce & Gabbana. Red sunglasses, red bag, red shoes and red lips to top it all off. Red hot just got even hotter.

Trend Report SS2015: Glitz & Glam

May 27, 2015 by  
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Rocking some shiny, sparkling clothes during daytime, like we’ve done the last couple of years, can be the coolest thing, nothing new about that. Yet designers are taking the disco theme up a notch, presenting the shiniest, sexiest pieces to rock the dance floor (sip some cocktails and lounge about) till early morning. Daring (Tom Ford), revealing (Roberto Cavalli), powerful (Tommy Hilfiger), edgy (Saint Laurent) or elegant (Dries ven Noten), but most of all show stealing and jaw dropping. Making a grande club-entrance won’t be too difficult in these metallic designs, now let’s see about those dance moves…

Trend Report SS2015: Patch(work) it up

May 25, 2015 by  
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Denim might never ever get out of style. Yet if it’s up to the big fashion houses we need to patch(work) it up a bit. Originality is key and with just some ripped jeans you’re not making the cut. Mixing everyday denim with more outspoken materials like patent leather (Burberry) or giving it a full on embroidery treatment (Dolce & Gabbana) will get you noticed. While a patchwork of different denim shades adds to that unique yet casual effect. On the streets the reworked denim look might have been even more alive than on the catwalk. Proof of the fabric’s versatility and the fact that we all have some (denim) blue blood.

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

May 22, 2015 by  
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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)!

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