Trend Report FW2018: Eighties Leather Look

September 1, 2018 by  
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So we’re working a seventies palette, yet an eighties silhouette. Bold shoulders are back, as are the black leather jackets. The power woman silhouette came through strongly at Saint Laurent, Isabel Marant and Versace. Bare legs or a pair of skinny jeans and a bold jacket make up for the eighties look. But there’s more! Patent leather at MiuMiu, Haider Ackermann and Marc Jacobs proof you don’t have to wear color or metallic to wow your crowd. Black leather is your ultimate no brainer for fall. Oh and put on a matching hat for that extra style statement. Eighties redux with an ’18 touch.


Trend Report FW2018: Tweed

August 29, 2018 by  
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Tweed comes in every shape and size this time around. Classic, statement making, short ‘n sassy; any piece you need is out there in tweed. XL at Marc Jacobs and Calvin Klein. Ladylike and old school at Altuzarra and Chanel. Youthfull and colourful at Miu Miu and Prada. No holding back this time. Wear tweeds on tweeds (on tweeds) and even throw in a couple of other trends or prints. Miuccia Prada proofed that if you keep it safe on the check color palette you can go all out on hair color (bright red), statement belts (like two of ‘em) and bright ‘n shiny shoes. Tweeds might just be your new basic/neutral.

Trend Report FW2018: Leather Dress

August 27, 2018 by  
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Rigid, stiff, heavy, but very classy. The leather dress plays a leading part in the new season. And it comes in it’s heaviest, thickest form if it’s up to Tods, Givenchy, Loewe and Stella McCartney. Cognac, emerald, deep blue, coral red or midnight black; your options are endless. Wear your little black dress utility inspired with lots of pockets, pins, zippers and a leather belt. Not the most easy going, soft & cosy material, but statement making nonetheless and perfect for those days when it’s leather weather!

Trend Report FW2018: Animal Instinct

August 24, 2018 by  
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If you’re a fan of animal prints, this is your time to shine. Full on, head to toe animal prints fit the current fashion trend. From Balenciaga en Dolce to Beckham and Max Mara. Forget the sand colored classic trenchcoat. Why not opt for something a little wilder?! Make your autumn outfit a roaring one covered in tiger, leopard or zebra prints. You might even match your gloves, tights, hat and bag game (as seen at Dolce & Gabbana). Oh and a pair of animalistic pumps of course, to take that walk on the wild side.

Trend Report FW2018: Pleated picture

August 22, 2018 by  
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Pleats please we said and so here they are. Adding the right touch of edge and elegance to many midi skirts and dresses. Like the Valentino red dress (worn over matching pants) at, you guessed it, Valentino. Like the gray midi skirt that Sportmax gracefully gave a sporty touch in the form of a tight top, waist belts and a pair of gloves. Like the army green colored pleated detail that was part of a extremely mixed look at Sacai. Like the pleats that gave a sheer Lanvin dress just the right little extra. And like a pink pleated Balenciaga skirt we’d love to wear every day coming fall. Keep it sporty, keep it funky, keep it fresh. And stay away from the classic pleats + blouses combination. Pleats are back (if they ever were absent) and here to give your autumn wardrobe that extra wow factor it deserves.


Trend Report FW2018: Floral Variety

August 15, 2018 by  
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Mostly shown on a black canvas designers have come up with the loveliest of fall proof floral prints. From delicate wallpaper roses (Dolce & Gabbana) to a wide range of wild flowers (Gucci) and from larger than life printed on silk (Valentino) to tiny flowers on a floor sweeping dress (Giambattista Valli). Real life romantic (Michael Kors) or abstract and fierce (Saint Laurent); floral prints make up for a classic, feminine and delicate autumn ensemble. Now how bold do you like your bouquet?


Trend Report FW2018: Cape Town

August 8, 2018 by  
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Nothing says chic like a good cape. It speaks of style, status and a kind of surprise effect to it. And you can skip the Harry Potter or Medieval references right away; cape are the coolest thing again. Just look at the list of brands that revived this fashion piece. Givenchy, Saint Laurent and Missoni al proved to be supporters of the look. Thinking of joining in on the fun? Know that two roads lead to Cape Town. Either go with stiff, classic and powerful (Christophe Lemaire, Givenchy, Loewe, Nina Ricci) or opt for cosy, comfy and soft (Missoni, Isabel Marant, Erdem). For a walk in the park on a perfect autumn day. Keep it cool. Cape it!

Trend Report FW2018: Layered up/Tucked In/Wrapped up

August 6, 2018 by  
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More is more, the bigger the better, go big or go home; this trend is for everyone who either can’t decide what to wear or can’t stand the winter cold. It’s time to layer up, tuck in and wrap up. Just click through our gallery and see how the stylists backstage at Balenciage, Calvin Klein and Marni worked their layering magic. Remember the Joey from friend meme that was all over the internet right after the Balenciaga show? Well, he’s the ultimate hero for this trend. Sure you can wear a skirt with a shirt, a vest, a hoodie, a wind jacket and an oversized coat. The cold won’t get to you and if you spontaneously decide to go out you’ll at least have some clothing options. No need to show off your figure/silhouette, just let your sense of style breathe through the layers and the colors.

Trend Report SS2018: Denim Blue & Butter Yellow

July 27, 2018 by  
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So remember we discussed color codes last week? We spoke of how orange and blue are popping up everywhere. And how orange and pink hues form the ultimate summer palette. Well, we’ve got another color combo for you. Denim blue and butter/corn yellow seem to work pretty amazing together as well. Just click through this streetswear gallery and you’ll see how good of a team they form. Think about it? An all denim look with just a hint of yellow (in the form of a hat, a canvas bag or some sneaker laces)? Not a bad idea right? Feeling blue? Add a splash of yellow and don’t let it get to you!

Trend Report SS2018: All Out

July 25, 2018 by  
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What might be ‘all out’ for one person could be pretty basic to another. Fact is everyone is putting their best foot forward when in comes to streetstyle during the couture shows. And so we spotted countless mindblowing, jaw dropping outfits on the streets of Paris. Some perhaps a bit too glam, but all floor sweeping and head turning. All out in something completely crystal embroidered, fully sequined, decorated by ruffles and layers, off shoulder, with a high slit, in Valentino red or bright yellow. All eyes on you which ever room you step in.

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