Trend Report: Stunning Socks

December 6, 2010 by  
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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.

Catwalktrend FW2010: winter knitwear

August 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, womenswear

For next season D&G set the trend with their sporty, winter knitwear. They sent out jumpsuit, bodysuits, tops and turle necks with winter snowflake or reindeer print on the runway. Their models we’re heading to the après-ski and looked damn good after a day of stylishly skiing.

Though a ski suit normally is not very flattering, D&G sure made it work. They even managed to present a sheer floral skirts with a knitted sweater as one outfit, without everybody disliking it. It was one of those grunge looks, we discussed earlier.

And there were more brands celebrating the cosy winter knitwear look. Chanel, Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Missoni and Rodarte all showed their own versions for this winter.

It’s unbelievable how these sweaters can become so popular in such a short period of time. I remember seeing my parents wearing them on photos from 25 years ago and finding them horrofic. Now a sweater a la D&G is on my musthave list for this winter.

Catwalktrend FW2010: the lammy jacket

August 27, 2010 by  
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Besides military men, pilots are an inspiration for fashion too. Especially their pilot jackets are huge this year. Black or brown leather combined with natural colored lamb’s-wool make up for a winter musthave: the lammy coat.

At Burberry the pilot coats were strong-looking with large, think lammy collars. The models who wore them (combined with skirts and high boots) looked confident and cool.

Lamb’s-wool is not only popular on jackets. We saw it on hats and boots (fashion brand Ugg makes all it’s boot with lamb’s wool) as well. Fashion label Hermes even introduced a lammy Birkin Bag. And Hussein Chalayan amazed everyone with his lammy binoculars.

One thing’s for sure. If we’re gonna have a cold winter, the lammy will be your best friend.

Trend Report FW2010: add an extra layer

August 12, 2010 by  
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Though the minimalistic look is a big trend this fall, layering is the best way to dress yourself throughout the winter. Just put on a nice comfortable outfit and then start adding the extra layers. First a warm cosy vest, then a coat, a big knitted scarf and finally something to keep your head warm.

Many designers opted for the layered look. More than often it made the models look like wandering nomads, but in the end it made for a cool fall look.

The poncho’s and capes, that are hot right now, perfectly fit with the layered look. And a big chunky scarf will not go to waste this winter. If you’re not wearing it around your neck, you can always put it on your head like Haider Ackermann en Issey Miyake did in their shows.

An extra tip: if you’re going for the more is more look, don’t be afraid of clashing prints, materials or colors. The more diverse the pieces you’re wearing are, the better.