Street Style photography and blogs really pushed buttons this season with Suzy Menkes’ going off about in her article “The Circus of Fashion” . I had my own opinions that didn’t agree with hers and I felt that all the bloggers she called out in the piece worked damn hard and are the exceptions to the rule. Dasha Zhukova’s Garage Magazine examines the phenomenon with a story documentary called Take My Picture. It’s quite interesting and definitely worth the 10 minutes.
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It was an absolute pleasure to participate in the Fall Winter 2012 Perfecto Mag Street Style video. I’ve been dying for it to come out and here it is. It’s amazing how it all came together. There was hair and makeup, styling, still shots and video clips.
Most of the clothing from the video is my own. I’ve taken some screengrabs to break it down.
80% of the time I’m wearing some kind of Prada sunglasses. Here I’m sporting the Minimal Baroque.
Ahh the pants, a random Versace x H&M find. They look great on camera.
One of my favourite clutches bought from my favourite (now closed) stores, Chasse Gardee. I can’t remember where I bought the ring, probably Obsessions. The HermÃ¨s bracelet is paired with one from Lia Sophia (courtesy of Lia Sophia). Nails are gold by Essie.
The shoes are my replacement Camilla Skovgaard’s. They look really great in the video. I was standing on a small brick wall in the Front and Church intersection at the time. It was funny shooting there with everyone gawking.
The jacket isn’t mine. It’s beautiful and it’s Greta Constantine. I love it. The white button up is from Joe Fresh.
Thank you so much Diego, May and Kristjan for asking me to be part of this Perfecto Mag joint!
Beauty Director: Kristjan Hayden for Aveda Canada / Plutino Group
Beauty: Aveda Canada
Production: Diego Armand, May Truong, Kristjan Hayden
Styling: Colleen Henman
Assistants: Abdi Omer and Jill Lerner
Music: “Let me Out” feat. Alixe Turner by Grandtheft (U-Tern Remix) // Plant Music
Clothing: Line knitwear, Jacflash, Topshop at The Bay, H&M, Equipment, Cheap Monday, American Apparel, Libertine Libertine, True Religion, Rich and Skinny, BB Dakota & Joie.
Models: Kate Corbett, Adrien Reynolds, Michelle Mylett, Tala Kamea, Anita Clarke, Nati Vanstone, Karen Roze, Nitasha Goel, Robert Weir, Michael Madjus, Sarah Colford, Stephanie Ayoub, Cheryl Kozoriz, Kristina Bozzo, Melanie Bozzo, Noriko Kasai, Ashley Rowe, Rui Mateus Amaral, Andrea Beechey, Mona Koochek, Amanda Lew Kee, Dwayne Kennedy, Beatrix Pausey, Leilanni Todd, Siena Pao & Colleen Henman.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
6:00pm until 9:00pm
It’s FGI’s most popular event – TRENDS! Stylesight returns Wednesday, November 14th with an exclusive presentation of their acclaimed Megatrends Forecast for the S/S 14 season.
Get an in-depth forecast revealing the macro trends for S/S 14 through four themes that will encourage new strides in innovation – Real, Eden, Rational and Creed. Stylesight’s trend forecasts are informational and inspiring to any one in the fields of fashion, design and beauty.
Subculture Films is a unique project, documenting the evolution of street style, music and counter culture over the last 60 years. From the original Mods and Teds, the immense influence of Black heritage, UK punk and the worldwide impact the late 20th century’s cultural revolution.
Hair on the Avenue recently created a video showcasing the hair trends for the fall winter 2012 season. They called the film Anastasi.
Toronto salon, Hair on the Avenue presents a short fashion film showcasing Fall/Winter 2012 trends in hair with a focus on four looks: tousled, atomic buns, fringe and braids. A film by Noam Kroll. Concept by Luis Pacheco. Hair by Kelly Araujo. Makeup by Robert Weir. Wardrobe styled by Tony Pham
I want – I got’s Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Fashion Trend Forecasting Reference
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I love it when the WWD asks the buyers their opinions of the collections. I’m always interested in what the buyers/retailers think of the collections. For the last few seasons I’ve been posting about Barbara Atkin’s feelings on the show. Spring Summer 2011 is no exception.
“The consumer is still celebrity-obsessed. The designer is becoming that celebrity as well. We’ve got to move away from turning [fashion week] into a circus.â€ – Barbara Atkin, vice president and fashion director, Holt Renfrew
Trendspotting: “The big story was American sportswear and the whole idea of the timeless classics, easy toppers, trenches and beautiful, easy pants. In a way, another trend is New York producing a whole new wave of young designers with more democratic price points, such as Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim and Theyskens’ Theory.â€
Sound off: “Everyone’s taking pictures of everyone else. Everybody has a blog and some site they wanted to drive you to. We’re being swallowed up by social media. People are adapting a look and seeing how to wear it immediately as the runway show is happening. Social media will affect how we buy and it will affect our deliveries. Consumers have no patience. They want instant replies.â€(source)
“The 21st century luxury customer now lives a life less focused on formalwear and more focused on a relaxed, active lifestyle,â€ – Barb Atkin
“Milan has proven to be a powerfully optimistic season of bold color and print, remarkable craftsmanship, new longer hemlines and simple shapes that we are confident will drive customers into the stores. Bold color, tribal influences, bohemian Seventies, fringe, longer lengths and floral prints are some of the key trends that will impact the clothes for spring. The designer business is on an upward trend with many collections experiencing double-digit growth. Our budgets reflect this growth, while at the same time we are keeping our inventories in line for spring, having successfully right-sized our business last season. Our shopping list includes easy toppers, flared pants, the longer-length skirt and dress, soft blouses and tunics and simple, easy jackets. The longer week has provided the opportunity to visit the many new stores in Milan in search of new concepts and spend more time with new designers. Our eyes are on MSGM, Vincenzo De Cotiis, Drome and Isabella Tonchi.â€
Trendspotting: “Short hemlines coexisted with floor-grazing lengths. We saw the fragile and the structured, the masculine and the feminine. The Paris collections have translated into options for the customer: Pleating, longer lengths, androgyny, punk, sheer layers, cutout details, stripes, leather, tailored denim and Seventies influences are some of the trends we are seeing.â€
Sound off: “With the popularity of live-streaming, we will have to better understand how the retailer can service a customer who now has access to a season that has not yet been delivered to the stores. Current retail inventories may no longer support the trends that the customer sees online.â€(source)
I love it when the Footwear News asks the buyers their opinions of the collections. I’m always interested in what the buyers/retailers think of the collections. For the last few seasons I’ve been posting about shoe buyer’s feelings on the show. Fall Winter 2010 – 2011 is no exception. New York
Shifts in Buying Strategy:
“We are absolutely growing our budget and getting behind the point of view that we represent in the stores.â€
Liz Rodbell, EVP & GMM of apparel, accessories, shoes & cosmetics, Lord & Taylor
â€¢ Military- and utility-inspired boots
â€¢ Laceups and ankle booties on a wedge or platform
â€¢ Oxfords and suede platforms
Ones to Watch:
“Key designers to watch are Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs and Max Azria.â€
Shifts in Buying Strategy:
“Our buying strategy remains consistent. The market looks very strong for fall, and the trends are well represented.â€
Tracy Margolies, VP & DMM of shoes, Saks Fifth Avenue
â€¢ Boots in so many options: mid-shaft, tall-shaft, over-the-knee, thigh-high
â€¢ Detailing, with exposed zippers and laces
â€¢ Leopard print
Ones to Watch:
Camilla Skovgaard and Alexandre Birman
Davinia Wang, Owner, Edon Manor, New York
â€¢ Chunky, wooden stacked heels
â€¢ Heavy detailing and fabrics, moving away from plain and patent blacks
â€¢ Deep beige, cognac, burnt oranges and yellows for the winter
“Must-Carryâ€ Styles from New York:
â€¢ Alexander Wang’s amber/brown, chunky, stretch ankle boot
â€¢ Joseph Altuzarra’s black, lace-up, over-the-knee boot
â€¢ Proenza Schouler’s moccasin-inspired wooden platform
Shifts in Buying Strategy:
“With the shift in the economy and people’s expectations, it’s important to add variety in my designer mix. As a boutique, I have to offer more without sacrificing my high-end vision. I have also been harder on my best-selling designers, like Givenchy, in terms of quality for the price. Many high-end designers are making [lower-quality] shoes and for [the same] high prices. So customers will tend to go for the contemporary designers for a cheaper price point but to still get a dramatic, runway-style shoe.â€ (source)
Linda Fargo, SVP of fashion office and store presentation, Neiman Marcus Group
â€¢ Head-to-toe fur, including fur trimmed boots lined with shearling, or full-on fur boots
â€¢ Wedge boots and booties
â€¢ Distressed leather motorcycle boots, a bit tarnished and worn in
â€¢ Delicate and lady-like shoes
â€¢ Over-the-knee boots, which are coming in every fabrication: leather, suede and shearling, from right above the knee to thigh high
â€¢ Boy-meets-girl styles, including oxfords, loafers, man-tailored, good-year welted construction boots and lug soles
â€¢ Colored patent, particularly on the lady shoes from Prada and Miu Miu
â€¢ The lady shoe at Prada
â€¢ Over-the-knee boots at Gucci
â€¢ Fendi’s duck boot
Ones to Watch:
Barbara Atkin, VP,Fashion Director, Holt Renfrew
â€¢ Masculine: loafer styles, lace-up oxfords and brogues
â€¢ The feminine shoe, from pumps to T-straps and ankle straps
â€¢ The sporty lace-up with varied heel heights in a variety of fabrications, from leather and suede to velvet, with capped or open toes
â€¢ Boot leggings in a second skin, or a printed leather, a neutral or richly colored suede
â€¢ Open-toes with a wedge or high heel
Todd Hanshaw, DMM, Wynn Las Vegas
â€¢ Texture, whether from layering suedes, multimedia or fur
â€¢ An amazing amount of work on the heels, creating new and different lines to the heel (for example, the candle wax heel from Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte)
â€¢ Over the knee boots, from the extreme at Azzedine AlaÃ¯a to the more conventional at Brian Atwood
â€¢ Daniele Michetti’s [mirrored] spectator pump with napa trim and croc toe
â€¢ Nicholas Kirkwood’s leather and lace platform bootie
Ones to Watch:
â€¢ Chrissie Morris
â€¢ H Williams
â€¢ Charlotte Olympia
Buying Strategy: “Our buying strategy remains the same as far as searching for new talent and special items. However, we absolutely are growing and investing more with the vendors we have a strong history with. It really is a great shoe season. There is a lot of creativity out there and, especially in Paris, a very good energy and strong collections from many.â€
Tracy Margolies, VP & DMM of women’s footwear, Saks Fifth Avenue
â€¢ Lace-up boots
â€¢ Fur/shearling boots and booties
â€¢ Clog bottoms
â€¢ The return of the classic pump, especially with a pointy toe
â€¢ New exotics, such as frog, lizard and stingray, especially in colors
â€¢ Fur boot
â€¢ Classic pump
â€¢ Blue, green or purple
Ones to Watch:
â€¢ Alexandre Birman
â€¢ Chrissie Morris
â€¢ Daniele Michetti
â€¢ Diego Dolcini
Jeffrey Kalinsky, President, Jeffrey New York and Atlanta
â€¢ The lack of the shoe. Footwear is really a bootie or a boot.
â€¢ Heights are either high or flat, with not many choices in between
â€¢ Givenchy patent leather lace-up bootie
â€¢ Thigh-high Louboutins
â€¢ All the footwear choices at Lanvin
Buying Strategy: “Footwear prices seemed expensive to me again for fall. It’s becoming more and more challenging for brands to find ways to keep their quality and their craftsmanship while maintaining retail [prices] that make sense to the consumer. There is some real opportunity out there for the brands that can figure that out.â€(source)
I love it when the WWD asks the buyers their opinions of the collections. I’m always interested in what the buyers/retailers think of the collections. For the last few seasons I’ve been posting about Barbara Atkin’s feelings on the show. Fall Winter 2010 – 2011 is no exception.
Barbara Atkin, vice president and fashion director, Holt Renfrew:
Trends with legs: “The drop in hems of skirts will change jackets and shoes; fabric folding and ruffling; camel, the new color of luxury; high-waisted full pants and bolder shoulders on jackets; enveloping coats; military details; sculptural tailoring and geometric body-conscious clothing.â€
Favorite collections: “3.1 Phillip Lim for the beautiful shearlings, knitwear, dresses, outerwear and tunics; Victoria Beckham’s sensuous dresses; Michael Kors’ long knit skirts; Oscar de la Renta’s beautiful refinement and Old-World luxury; Marc Jacobs’ simple, elegant clothes; Reed Krakoff’s utilitarian sportswear; Alexander Wang; Philip Lim, and The Row â€” style that’s relevant to many generations.â€(source)
Barbara Atkin, vice president and fashion director, Holt Renfrew: “Paris was exceptionally powerful. There was the stripped-down maturity we started seeing in Milan, but it was particularly special in Paris. There was a lot of structure, architectural design and detail. It was an amazing coat season from every collection, plus fur, leather and beautiful sculpted knits. We liked the longer hemline, which signals a change in everything, starting with the shoe, which will become more feminine. We had so many favorites: Dries Van Noten, Haider Ackermann, Celine, Givenchy, Balmain. One newcomer we’re bringing in is Gareth Pugh. We’re very optimistic. We’ve seen people coming back into the stores, looking for quality clothes. Our budgets are growing for Celine, Lanvin â€” for all of the brands we want to build. Business is on the upswing so we want to support that.â€ (source)
I want – I got’s Fall Winter 2011 – 2012 Fashion Trend Forecasting Reference
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I have some trend forecasting posts for Spring 2010, but I realize that doesn’t help anyone looking for what is going on after the shows have happened. Here is a post to help those who are getting directed to the Fashion Trends Forecasting Spring Summer 2010 post. These are the trends that are hitting the streets for spring and summer 2010.
Lingerie on the outside – Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Jean Paul Gaultier
3. Skinny Jeans – like leggings, it took me awhile to wrap my head around skinny denim. It looks great with boots and now I have a hard time liking other styles. Figures just as the skinny trend is waning (perhaps?)
While I was on vacation from my day job I attended the Fashion Magazine fall 09 trend preview event. This was the magazines take on the key trends for the upcoming fall 2009 – 2010 season. I awlays find it weird to hear about the season during it’s execution in the market. By this time I’m already over the trends and just want to see the merchandise in person. Sometimes I get re-inspired or opinions change about collections after touching the garments. Prada fall 2009 collection is a good example of this effect, I’m totally gag over the collection now after seeing pieces in the store. Time helps to ease initial perception of a collection.
The preview took place at the the beautiful Andrew Richard Design Loft in the east end high end furniture shop mecca of King Street. The space was beautiful and we were treated to drinks and canapes. There were a few Canadian Designers with samples for viewing in the space: Ezra Constantine, Miss Rowe and Mercy.
The presentation was well rounded and included all the trends affecting fashion and beauty. It wasn’t just clothing and accessories, they also covered makeup, hair, fabric and colour trends. I rapidly took down notes and here they are put into the most readable form I could come up with.
80s and 40s influenced the season – strong and structured tailoring
Bedazzled – sparkly everything
Grecian looks – one shoulder, urban warrior, leather armor and studs
Superheroes – Look to the Linda’s to work trend, Linda Evangalista, Linda Hamilton and Linda Carter
The New Power Suit – strong shoulder, crisp tailoring, strong edge
Brocades, tapestry, Rococo twist to things
Leather – Leather leggings, huge 80s influence, #1 fabric of the season
90s Grunge twist – plaid, hunter and camping influences
Menswear – boyfriend jackets and dresses
Sci fi influence
Monsters Inc – fur all over everything. Last of the real luxury items that can’t be replicated by fast fashion. Fur sleeves
Must have items: Biker Jacket, Leather leggings, thigh high boots, sheath dress, black pencil skirt and white dress shirt, neckwarmers in fur and knit, gloves
Black – including matte and textures
Reds – all colours and hues
Pink – the more shocking the better
Navy – new black of this season apparently
Metallic gold and bronzes
Suede – shoes, bags and boots. Taking over patent
Buns – used to bring prominence to 80s makeup
Pompadour updo – 80s hair, Duran Duran, Flock of Seagulls
Ponytail – again for 80s makeup. long, messy and curly
Rich Girl Hair – I wasn’t sure what this was all about. We made jokes about how this is the style where you stick money to your hair
Accessories in Hair – bobby pins, tassels, clips, bows
Braids and twists – used for buns, wore loose
Obi – wrapped hair. I thought this was a terrible analogy and that Du Rag hair would have been more accurate. Obi’s are for the waist.
The Half up Half down
Colour – blue, pink, red
New Wave – 80s makeup
Contouring – Major cheekbones
Red Lipstick – all colours
Naked Eye – barren of colour, no mascara or eyeliner. This really isn’t a make up trend to me. It’s the Tilda Effect according to Fashion Magazine
I was reading the Footwear News section of WWD and came across designer sketches for the Spring 2010 collection. I find the different drawing styles fascinating in footwear sketches. The impossible arch and exaggerated foot proportions draw me in.
Rupert Sanderson, Alexandra Neel, Giuseppe Zanotti, Max Kibardin, Omelle