Take My Picture by Garage Magazine

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.

I want – I got’s Fall Winter 2014 – 2015 Fashion Trend Forecasting Reference – Updated August 7, 2013

I want – I got's Fall Winter 2014 - 2015 Fashion Trend Forecasting Reference
I want – I got’s Fall Winter 2014 – 2015 Fashion Trend Forecasting Reference – MM Trends

I want – I got’s Fall Winter 2014 – 2015 Fashion Trend Forecasting Reference

This is a listing of links to fashion trend forecasting reports for the upcoming Fall Winter 2014 – 2015 collections. (yup, it’s that time!) They are posted for reference and easy access for your fashion trend researching needs. This page will be updated as more fashion trend forecasting reports become available.

Updated August 7, 2013 – RESORT 2014 KEY COLORS. TREND COUNCIL

Updated August 7, 2013 – WOMEN’S EARTH & AIR TEXTILES F/W 2014-15. TRENDSTOP.COM

Updated August 7, 2013 – WOMEN’S TOP HANDBAG TRENDS F/W 2014-15. FASHION SNOOPS

Updated August 7, 2013 – DIY REINVENTION WOMEN’S MATERIALS F/W 2014-15. TRENDSTOP.COM

Updated August 7, 2013 – WOMEN’S WINTER COLOR F/W 2014-15. TRENDSTOP.COM

Updated August 7, 2013 – WOMEN’S KEY TEXTILES F/W 2014-15. TREND COUNCIL

Updated August 7, 2013 – MENS TOP FOOTWEAR TRENDS F/W 2014-15. FASHION SNOOPS

Updated August 7, 2013 – WOMEN’S COLOR WINTER BLUES F/W 2014-15. TRENDSTOP.COM

Updated August 7, 2013 – WOMEN’S TOP FOOTWEAR TRENDS. F/W 2014-15. FASHION SNOOPS

Updated August 7, 2013 – Fall/Winter 2014/2015 Runway Color Trends

Interfiliere Trends Autumn Winter 2014/2015

Spring Summer 2014 Trends by FNA

Autumn Winter 2014/2015: Lenzing Fashion & Color Trends

KEY DENIM TRENDS F/W 2014-15. TREND COUNCIL

WOMEN’S TOP 10 COLORS F/W 2014-15 TRENDS. FASHION SNOOPS

WOMEN'S KEY COLOR S/S 2014 POMEGRANATE. TRENDSTOP.COM

WOMEN'S INTIMATES COLOR TRENDS F/W 2014-15. CSI

JUNIORS WOMEN'S TREND THEMES F/W 2014-15. TREND COUNCIL

MENS TOP 5 COLORS F/W 2014-15 TRENDS. FASHION SNOOPS

WOMEN'S MENS TEXTILE & COLOR TRENDS F/W 2014-15. LENZING

WOMEN'S TREND THEMES F/W 2014-15. TREND COUNCIL

Winter 14-15 Colors

Fall Winter 14/15 Trends and Inspiration

MM trends – fashion colours autumn winter 2015

images: mmtrends.com

I want – I got’s Spring Summer 2014 Fashion Trend Forecasting Reference – Updated February 21, 2013

I want – I got's Spring Summer 2014 Fashion Trend Forecasting Reference
I want – I got’s Spring Summer 2014 Fashion Trend Forecasting Reference

I want – I got’s Spring Summer 2014 Fashion Trend Forecasting Reference

This is a listing of links to fashion trend forecasting reports for the upcoming Spring Summer 2014. (yup, it’s that time!) They are posted for reference and easy access for your fashion trend researching needs. This page will be updated as more fashion trend forecasting reports become available.

Updated February 21, 2013 – Fashion Forward Trends S/S 14

Updated February 21, 2013 – Spring / Summer 2014, Menswear Color Trends

Updated February 21, 2013 – Spring / Summer 2014, Women’s Color Trends

Updated February 21, 2013 – Kids Summer 14 Fashion snoop

Updated February 21, 2013 – Trendstop interior Summer 14

Updated February 21, 2013 – Spring Summer 2014 Intimates Inspiration

Updated February 21, 2013 – Spring / Summer 2014 Inspirations

Updated February 21, 2013 – JUNIOR HIGH SUMMER 14 COLOR PALETTES

Updated February 21, 2013 – DIVE INTO TREND COUNCIL’S SS14 FASHION DRESS TREND REPORT

Updated February 21, 2013 – TREND COUNCIL ONLINE FORECAST : LADIES SS14 HIGH SUMMER PALETTES

Updated February 21, 2013 – SS 14 SEASONAL LIFESTYLE PALETTES

Updated February 21, 2013 РPremi̬re Vision РForecast/Spring Summer 14/Fashion seasons

MENS TOP 4 TREND THEMES S/S 2014. FASHION SNOOPS

TEXTILE PRINT S/S 2014 WOMEN’S MENS KEY PATTERNS. TREND COUNCIL

WOMEN’S TOP 4 TREND THEMES S/S 2014. FASHION SNOOPS

Interfiliere Trends: Spring/Summer 2014

FASHION VIGNETTE: >>TRENDS – DESIGN OPTIONS . SPRING/SUMMER 2014

Lenzing Spring/Summer 2014 Fashion & Color Trends

Spring Summer 2014 Fashion Trends

trends s/s 2014 Pinterest Board

Colors Summer 14 Trend Council

More colors summer 14 Trend Council

Wolverine Leathers Summer 14

Summer 14 trends and inspiration

Peclers Paris Summer 14

TRENDS – PANTONE VIEW . S/S 2014

Premiere Vision Denim Report – Spring Summer 2014 trends

ACCESSORIES’ WOMEN’S KEY ITEMS S/S 2014. TRENDSTOP.COM

TEXTILE PRINT S/S 2014 KEY PATTERNS. TREND COUNCIL

BODY + ACTIVEWEAR TEXTILE TRENDS S/S 2014. NILIT (updated link with interactive trendbook)

EMERGING SURFACE TREND S/S 2014. TRENDSTOP.COM

WOMEN’S S/S 2014 MUST HAVE COLOR. TREND COUNCIL

Lenzing – Textile Fibers – Trends Spring/Summer 2014

SS 14 SEASONAL LIFESTYLE PALETTES

DIVE INTO TREND COUNCIL’S SS14 FASHION DRESS TREND REPORT

Perfecto Mag #style #fw2012 #Toronto

Perfecto Fall Winter 2012 Streetstyle

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.

Perfecto Fall Winter 2012 Streetstyle
Perfecto Fall Winter 2012 Streetstyle

80% of the time I’m wearing some kind of Prada sunglasses. Here I’m sporting the Minimal Baroque.

Perfecto Fall Winter 2012 Streetstyle
Perfecto Fall Winter 2012 Streetstyle

Ahh the pants, a random Versace x H&M find. They look great on camera.

Perfecto Fall Winter 2012 Streetstyle
Perfecto Fall Winter 2012 Streetstyle

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 Hermès bracelet is paired with one from Lia Sophia (courtesy of Lia Sophia). Nails are gold by Essie.

Perfecto Fall Winter 2012 Streetstyle
Perfecto Fall Winter 2012 Streetstyle

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.

Perfecto Fall Winter 2012 Streetstyle
Perfecto Fall Winter 2012 Streetstyle

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!

Video: Istoica
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.

FGI & Stylesight present S|S 14 Megatrends – November 14, 2012

FGI & Stylesight present S|S 14 Megatrends – November 14, 2012

FGI & Stylesight present S|S 14 Megatrends - November 14, 2012
FGI & Stylesight present S|S 14 Megatrends – November 14, 2012

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.

Don’t miss this fantastic evening of networking and fashion. Open to members, non-members and students. Register now.
http://fgimegatrends.eventbrite.ca/

There will be gift bags.

417 Restaurant & Lounge
417 Danforth Ave.

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Fred Perry Subculture

Fred Perry held a preview of The Don Letts Subculture Films: The Unique History of British Music & Style. I love British style and music and this documentary covers it all. It’s available online too.

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.

This is the first two episodes out of six, check the rest of them out (it’s totally worth it) on fredperrysubculture.com/film

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A Fall – Winter 2012 Hair Trends Video by Hair on the Avenue

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 – Updated December 27, 2012

Interfilière Color Trends Autumn/Winter 2012/13

I want – I got’s Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Fashion Trend Forecasting Reference

This is a listing of links to fashion trend forecasting reports for the upcoming Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 season. They are posted for reference and easy access for your fashion trend researching needs. This page will be updated as more fashion trend forecasting reports become available.

Updated December 27, 2012 – WOMEN’S MENS TEXTILE TRENDS F/W 2013-14. TEXWORLD

Updated December 27, 2012 – ACCESSORIES’ WOMEN’S KEY ITEMS S/S 2014. TRENDSTOP.COM, International Trend Forecasting Report For Fashion Business

Updated December 27, 2012 – WOMEN’S MENS EMERGING COLOR TREND F/W 2013-14. TRENDSTOP.COM, International Trend Forecasting Report For Fashion Business

Updated December 27, 2012 – WOMEN’S MENS BIG TRENDS F/W 2013-14 TEXTILES. SPINEXPO, International Trend Forecasting Report For Fashion Business

SpinExpo Autumn/Winter 2013/2014 Fashion & Color Trends

Heimtextil Trends: 2013/2014: BEING

Lifestyle Trends for Home: Autumn/Winter 2012/13 Preview by Trend Bible

Kids Trends: Autumn/Winter 2012/13 Preview by Trend Bible

TOP TRENDS F/W 2013-14. FASHION SNOOPS

WOMEN’S MENS BIG TRENDS F/W 2013-14. SPINEXPO

EMERGING MENS TREND F/W 2013-14. TRENDSTOP.COM

TEXTILE PRINT MENS TRENDS S/S 2013. PATTERNBANK

WOMEN’S DENIM TRENDS, F/W 2013-14. FASHION SNOOPS

YOUNG WOMEN’S COLOR F/W 2013-14. DESIGN OPTIONS

MM trends – fashion colours winter 2012

MENS DENIM TRENDS, F/W 2013-14

WOMEN’S MEN’S KEY ITEMS F/W 2013-14. TRENDSTOP.COM

KID’S COLOR TREND PREVIEW F/W 13-14. DESIGN OPTIONS

WOMEN’S COLOR TRENDS F/W 2013-14 PREVIEW. DESIGN OPTIONS

WOMEN’S F/W 2013-14 TRENDS. PRINTSOURCE MPDCLICK.COM

MEN’S COLOR TRENDS F/W 2013-14 PREVIEW. DESIGN OPTIONS

HOME LIFESTYLE REPORT S/S 2013. TREND BIBLE

Lenzing Trends Interior 2013

Lenzing Trends Autumn-Winter 2013/2014

Interfilière PARIS: Trends for Autumn-Winter 2013/2014

Nilit Bodyfashion & Activewear trends AW 2013-2014

Interfilière Color Trends Autumn/Winter 2012/13

Interfilière Fashion Trends Autumn/Winter 2012/13

MM trends – Interior colours 2013

WOMEN’S F/W 2013-14 TOP TRENDS. FASHION SNOOPS

MENS F/W 2013-14 TOP TRENDS. FASHION SNOOPS

I want – I got’s Spring Summer 2013 Fashion Trend Forecasting Reference – Updated May 12, 2012

COLOR PREVIEW SPRING 2013 MENS REPORT TRENDSTOP.COM<

I want – I got’s Spring Summer 2013 Fashion Trend Forecasting Reference

This is a listing of fashion trend forecasting reports for Spring Summer 2013. They are posted for reference and easy access. This page will be updated as more fashion trend forecasting reports come up.

New – WeConnectFashion Trends| WOMEN'S CAREER APPAREL S/S 2013 TREND MPDCLICK.COM

WOMEN’S TREND FORECAST S/S 2013. TRENDSTOP.COM

KID’S APPAREL S/S 2013 TREND REPORT. MPDCLICK.COM

MENS TOP COLOR SPRING 2013. FASHION SNOOPS TREND REPORT

KID’S COLOR TRENDS S/S 2013. DESIGN OPTIONS

WOMEN’S COLOR TRENDS S/S 2013. DESIGN OPTIONS

Lenzing Interior Trends 2013: Bed/Bath/Lounge

Spring/Summer 2013 Trend Forecast by Cotton Incorporated

Lenzing Trends Spring/Summer 2013

Pantone View Color Planner Spring/Summer 2013- Unity & CO

WOMEN’S TOP 5 TREND THEMES SPRING 2013 FASHION SNOOPS

WOMEN’S APPAREL S/S 2013 NEW RENAISSANCE TREND MPDCLICK.COM

COLOR PREVIEW SPRING 2013 WOMEN’S REPORT TRENDSTOP.COM

WOMEN’S MENS TEXTILE & COLOR S/S 2013 TRENDS LENZING

Active Spring Summer 2013 Trends by Cotton Incorporated

Lenzing – Textile Fibers – Trends Spring/Summer 2013

WOMEN’S MENS TEXTILE & COLOR S/S 2013 TRENDS LENZING

WOMEN’S INTIMATES SPRING 2013 TRENDS PREVIEW VIENNA

COLOR PREVIEW SPRING 2013 MENS REPORT TRENDSTOP.COM

I want – I got’s Fall Winter 2012 – 2013 Fashion Trend Forecasting Reference – Updated December 14, 2011

Interfilière Fashion Trends Autumn/Winter 2012/13
Interfilière Fashion Trends Autumn/Winter 2012/13

I want – I got’s Fall Winter 2012 – 2013 Fashion Trend Forecasting Reference
This is a listing of fashion trend forecasting reports for Fall Winter 2012 – 2013. They are posted for reference and easy access. This page will be updated as more fashion trend forecasting reports come up.

Updated December 14, 2011 – HOME INTERIORS REPORT F/W 2012 – 2013 TREND BIBLEKID'S COLOR TREND REPORT F/W 2012-13 DESIGN OPTIONS

Updated October 30, 2011 – Pantone Color Forecast – Fall/Winter 2012/2013: REFOCUS

Updated October 27, 2011 – WOMEN’S ACCESSORIES KEY ITEMS F/W 2012-13 TRENDSTOP.COM

Updated October 27, 2011 – KID’S COLOR TREND REPORT F/W 2012-13 DESIGN OPTIONS

Updated October 27, 2011 – KID’S TREND REPORT F/W 2012 – 2013 TREND BIBLE

Updated October 27, 2011 – WOMEN’S COLOR TRENDS F/W 2012 – 2013 DESIGN OPTIONS

Updated October 27, 2011 – WOMEN’S APPAREL F/W 2012-13 CAREER TREND MPDCLICK.COM

Updated October 27, 2011 – HOME INTERIORS REPORT F/W 2012 – 2013 TREND BIBLE

Updated August 24, 2011 – WOMEN’S CONTEMPORARY COLOR F/W 2012-13 DESIGN OPTION

Updated August 24, 2011 – WOMEN’S APPAREL TRENDS KEY ITEMS F/W 2012-13 TRENDSTOP.COM

Updated August 24, 2011 – YOUNG MENS COLOR TRENDS F/W 2012-13 DESIGN OPTIONS

Updated July 31, 2011 – TOP PRINT IDEAS F/W 2012-13 TEXTILE TRENDS PRINTSOURCE

Updated July 31, 2011 – WOMEN’S PRINT FORECAST F/W 2012-13 TEXTILES TRENDSTOP.COM

Updated July 31, 2011 – MENS WOMEN’S FLASH F/W 2012-13 TRENDS TEXTILE SPINEXPO

Updated July 31, 2011 – WOMEN’S INTIMATES & SWIM F/W 2012-13 TRENDS INTERFILIERE

Updated July 31, 2011 – Color Trends Fall/Winter 2012 – Converge and Compliments vs. Algebra – Re-Do it Design

Updated July 31, 2011 – Denim Trends Fall/Winter 2012-2013 by Cotton Incorporated

Updated July 31, 2011 – Color & Surface Trends Forecast Fall/Winter 2012-13

NILIT® presents the BodyFashion and Activewear Trends for Fall-Winter 2012-2013

Interfilière Fashion Trends Autumn/Winter 2012/13

Interfilière Color Trends Autumn/Winter 2012/13

Fall/Winter 2012/2013 – Cotton Incorporated Trends

PANTONE VIEW Color Planner Fall/Winter 2012/2013

NILIT TRENDS PRESS RELEASE FALL WINTER 2012-13.doc

Oh my dior: Fashion Trends Fall Winter 2012

Oh my dior: Sportswear Trends Autumn/Winter 2012/2013

Dogi Colour Games Fall Winter 2012 – 2013

I want – I got’s Spring Summer 2012 Fashion Trend Forecasting Reference – Updated June 15, 2011

Interfilière Trends for Summer 2012
Interfilière Trends for Summer 2012

I want – I got’s Spring Summer 2012 Fashion Trend Forecasting Reference
This is a listing of fashion trend forecasting reports for Spring Summer 2012. They are posted for reference and easy access. This page will be updated as more fashion trend forecasting reports come up.

Update June 15, 2011 –  WOMEN’S S/S 2012 COLOR PREMIUM TEXTILE JAPAN JFW

Update June 15, 2011 – WOMEN’S S/S 2012 WATER FOOTPRINT TREND MPDCLICK.COM

WOMEN’S COLOR TREND S/S 2012 DESIGN OPTIONS

MEN’S COLOR TREND SPRING 2012 DESIGN OPTIONS

Spring/Summer 2012 Apparel Fabric Trends by Interstoff Asia Essential

PROMOSTYL & PRINTSOURCE Spring/Summer-2012 Style Guide & Trends

Printsource: Top 10 Print Trends for 2012

Women’s Men’s Trends S/S 2012 Fashion Snoops

Stretching Beyond. Textiles 2012 Creora

Top Ten Prints Men’s Women’s S/s 2012 Printsource

Women’s Men’s Kid’s S/s 2012 Promostyl & Printsource

Women’s Trend Forecast S/s 2011 Mpdclick.com

Kid’s Contemporary Trends S/s 2011 Mpdclick.com

NILIT® BodyFashion and Activewear Trends for Spring/Summer 2012

New Hyosung products plus 2012 fabric directions.

Creora Sock Directions for 2012.

Darquer Trends Summer 2012.

Interfilière Trends for Summer 2012

PANTONEVIEW Colour Planner Summer 2012.

Clariant ColorWorks – – ColorForward 2012

Women’s Top Color Spring 2012 Fashion Snoops

Pattern Observer Spring ‘12 Trend Report: Part I

Fashion Trend Forecast 2012

Lenzing Trends Spring/Summer 2012

SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Fashion Trends Spring/Summer 2012

Active Footwear Trend Boards For Spring Summer 2012

Stoll Trend Collection Europe Spring/Summer 2012

Piave Maitex Spring Summer Collection 2012

Isko Presents Denim Trends For Summer 2012

LANXESS Leather – Spring/Summer 2012

What does Barbara think? Spring Summer 2011 Edition

Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2011
Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2011

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.

New York

“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.” – 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.”

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.”(source)

Prada Spring Summer 2011 Womens
Prada Spring Summer 2011 Womens

Milan

“The 21st century luxury customer now lives a life less focused on formalwear and more focused on a relaxed, active lifestyle,” – 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.”

Standout collections: Gucci, Prada, Jil Sander, Dolce & Gabbana and Brunello Cucinelli.(source)

Calla Spring Summer 2011
Calla Spring Summer 2011 Photo by Tommy Ton

Paris

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.”

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.”(source)

Fall Winter 2010 – 2011 Runway Fashion Trends


The major fashion weeks are over for Fall Winter 2010 – 2010. Here are the runway trends for Fall Winter 2010.  Click here, if you are looking for the Trend Forecasting reports for Fall Winter 2010.  You can also view trend forecasting reports for the upcoming Fall Winter 2011 – 2012. The designers listed are examples of each trend, it is not to be taken as a complete list of designers utilizing that trend.

Jen Kao Ready to Wear - Fall 2010
Fall Winter 2010 Runway Fashion Trends - Leather - Jen Kao

Leather – Jen Kao, Altuzarra, DNKY, Diesel Black, DSquared2, Bottega Veneta, Hermes, Dior

Fall Winter 2010 Runway Fashion Trends  - Army Green - Junya Watanabe
Fall Winter 2010 Runway Fashion Trends - Army Green - Junya Watanabe

Army Green – Marc by Marc Jacobs, Burberry, Junya Watanabe, Wunderkind, Topshot Unique, Fendi, Vanessa Bruno, Aquascutum

Fall Winter 2010 Runway Fashion Trends -  Fur - Burberry
Fall Winter 2010 Runway Fashion Trends - Fur - Burberry

Fur – Who didn’t use fur. (I’m totally over this trend before it’s even really started. I can only take accessories like snoods, scarfs or mitts now)

Fall Winter 2010 Runway Fashion Trends  - Pleated Skirt - DKNY
Fall Winter 2010 Runway Fashion Trends - Pleated Skirt - DKNY

Pleated Skirt – Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, DKNY, Proenza Schouler, Yohji Yamamoto, Versus, Jonathan Saunders

Fall Winter 2010 Runway Fashion Trends - Crop Top - Alexander Wang
Fall Winter 2010 Runway Fashion Trends - Crop Top - Alexander Wang

Crop tops – Alexander Wang, VPL, Dolce and Gabbana, Proenza Schouler

Fall Winter 2010 Runway Fashion Trends - Neutral - Gucci
Fall Winter 2010 Runway Fashion Trends - Neutral - Gucci

Camel, Tan, taupe – bring on the neutrals – Burberry, Gianfranco Ferre, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Dries Van Noten, Dolce & Gabanna, Marni, Miu Miu, Valentino

Fall Winter 2010 Runway Fashion Trends - Red - Givenchy
Fall Winter 2010 Runway Fashion Trends - Red - Givenchy

Red – Givenchy, Stella McCartney, Lanvin, Sonia Rykiel, Isabel Marant, Ann Demeulemeeser,  Alexander Wang, Margiela, A.F. Vandervorst

Fall Winter 2010 Runway Fashion Trends - Velvet - Althuzarra
Fall Winter 2010 Runway Fashion Trends - Velvet - Althuzarra

Velvet – Alexander Wang, Andrew GN, Ralph Lauren, Altuzarra, Zac Posen, Marc Jacobs, L’Wren Scott, Halston, Rachel Roy

It was interesting to see the The Top Ten silhouettes that will shape the Fall 10/11 season at Magic.

The Top Ten silhouettes that will shape the Fall 10/11 season at Magic

You can also read about footwear trends from the buyers for Fall Winter 2010 – 2011 and what Barbara Atkin of Holt Renfrew thought about Fall Winter 2010 – 2011.

images: style.com, the fashion spot, informat.com

Footwear trends from Fall Winter 2010 – 2011 from the shoe buyers

Balenciaga Fall 2010 Shoes
Balenciaga Fall Winter 2010 - 2011 Shoes

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

Todd Hanshaw, Fashion Director, Wynn Resorts, Las Vegas
Strongest Trends:
• Ankle booties
• Fur
• Ladylike, refined styles

“Must-Carry” Styles :
• High-heel ankle booties
• Flat-sole sandals

Shifts in Buying Strategy:
“We are absolutely growing our budget and getting behind the point of view that we represent in the stores.”

Liz Rodbell, EVP & GMM of apparel, accessories, shoes & cosmetics, Lord & Taylor
Strongest Trends:
• Military- and utility-inspired boots
• Laceups and ankle booties on a wedge or platform
• Oxfords and suede platforms

“Must-Carry” Styles:
• Lace-up boots
• Booties
• Clogs

Ones to Watch:
“Key designers to watch are Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs and Max Azria.”

Shifts in Buying Strategy:
“Our buying strategy remains consistent. The market looks very strong for fall, and the trends are well represented.”

Tracy Margolies, VP & DMM of shoes, Saks Fifth Avenue
Strongest Trends:
• Boots in so many options: mid-shaft, tall-shaft, over-the-knee, thigh-high
• Detailing, with exposed zippers and laces
• Leopard print

Ones to Watch:
Camilla Skovgaard and Alexandre Birman

Davinia Wang, Owner, Edon Manor, New York
Strongest Trends:
• Basics
• Chunky, wooden stacked heels
• Heavy detailing and fabrics, moving away from plain and patent blacks
• Deep beige, cognac, burnt oranges and yellows for the winter

“Must-Carry” Styles from New York:
• Alexander Wang’s amber/brown, chunky, stretch ankle boot
• Joseph Altuzarra’s black, lace-up, over-the-knee boot
• Proenza Schouler’s moccasin-inspired wooden platform

Ones to Watch:
Joseph Altuzarra, Céline and Ohne Titel

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.” (source)

Milan

Linda Fargo, SVP of fashion office and store presentation, Neiman Marcus Group
Strongest Trends:
• Head-to-toe fur, including fur trimmed boots lined with shearling, or full-on fur boots
• Wedge boots and booties
• Distressed leather motorcycle boots, a bit tarnished and worn in
• Delicate and lady-like shoes
• Over-the-knee boots, which are coming in every fabrication: leather, suede and shearling, from right above the knee to thigh high
• Boy-meets-girl styles, including oxfords, loafers, man-tailored, good-year welted construction boots and lug soles
• Colored patent, particularly on the lady shoes from Prada and Miu Miu

“Must-Carry” Styles:
• The lady shoe at Prada
• Over-the-knee boots at Gucci
• Fendi’s duck boot

Ones to Watch:
• Prada
• Fendi

Barbara Atkin, VP,Fashion Director, Holt Renfrew
Strongest Trends:
• Masculine: loafer styles, lace-up oxfords and brogues
• The feminine shoe, from pumps to T-straps and ankle straps
• The sporty lace-up with varied heel heights in a variety of fabrications, from leather and suede to velvet, with capped or open toes
• Boot leggings in a second skin, or a printed leather, a neutral or richly colored suede
• Open-toes with a wedge or high heel

“Must-Carry” Styles:
• Jil Sander motorcycle boot
• Marni clog/wedge
• Prada T-strap pump (source)

Paris

Todd Hanshaw, DMM, Wynn Las Vegas
Strongest Trends:
• Texture, whether from layering suedes, multimedia or fur
• 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)
• Feathers

“Must-Carry” Styles:
• Over the knee boots, from the extreme at Azzedine Alaïa to the more conventional at Brian Atwood
• Daniele Michetti’s [mirrored] spectator pump with napa trim and croc toe
• Nicholas Kirkwood’s leather and lace platform bootie

Ones to Watch:
• Chrissie Morris
• H Williams
• 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.”

Tracy Margolies, VP & DMM of women’s footwear, Saks Fifth Avenue
Strongest Trends:
• Lace-up boots
• Fur/shearling boots and booties
• Clog bottoms
• The return of the classic pump, especially with a pointy toe
• New exotics, such as frog, lizard and stingray, especially in colors

“Must-Carry” Styles:
• Fur boot
• Classic pump
• Blue, green or purple

Ones to Watch:
• Alexandre Birman
• Chrissie Morris
• Daniele Michetti
• Diego Dolcini

Jeffrey Kalinsky, President, Jeffrey New York and Atlanta
Strongest Trends:
• The lack of the shoe. Footwear is really a bootie or a boot.
• Heights are either high or flat, with not many choices in between

“Must-Carry” Styles:
• Givenchy patent leather lace-up bootie
• Thigh-high Louboutins
• 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.”(source)

What does Barbara think? Fall Winter 2010 – 2011 Edition


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Lanvin Fall Winter 2010 - 2011

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.

New York

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.”

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 — style that’s relevant to many generations.”(source)

Milan

Barbara Atkin, vice president and fashion director, Holt Renfrew: “The designer business is on an upswing and our budgets will reflect this positive trend as we focus on more depth within the collections. Clothes were steeped in luxury highlighting abundant furs, leathers and suedes, feminine lace work; artisanal use of collage and patchwork effects; accents through Lurex and lamé touches and trims, and knitwear as art wear. All of these things restore our faith and trust in Made-in-Italy clothes. Our shopping list consists of coats; leather; printed novelty skinny pants and leggings; silk blouses; power suits; knitwear, particularly sweater dresses, sweater coats and cardigans; longer hemlines for skirts and coats, and fur for coats, trims and accessories. Our favorite collections were Gucci, Prada, Fendi, Missoni and Dolce & Gabbana.”(source)

Paris

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 — for all of the brands we want to build. Business is on the upswing so we want to support that.” (source)

I want – I got’s Fall Winter 2011 – 2012 Fashion Trend Forecasting Reference – Updated November 30, 2010

The Must-Have Color Trends For Fall 2011
The Must-Have Color Trends For Fall 2011

I want – I got’s Fall Winter 2011 – 2012 Fashion Trend Forecasting Reference
This is a listing of fashion trend forecasting reports for Fall Winter 2011 – 2012. They are posted for reference and easy access. This page will be updated as more fashion trend forecasting reports come up.

BODYWEAR ACTIVE SPORTS F/W 2011-12 NILIT

Innovative, Primal, Synergy Trends Mpdclick 2011 / 2012

The Must-Have Color Trends For Fall 2011

Update: (April 26, 2009) Autumn Winter 2011-2012 Trend Forecast

Update: (August 7, 2010) SpinExpo Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Trends PDF

Update: (June 17, 2010) Interfiliere Trends Winter 2011-12

Update: (August 7, 2010) Handbag Trends F/W 20110 – 12, Fashion Snoops

Update: (September 17, 2010) Women’s Men’s Trends F/W 20110 – 12, Fashion Snoops

Update: (September 17, 2010) Women’s Sport Trend F/W 2010-11 Mdpclick.com

Update: (September 17, 2010) Home Report F/W 2011 – 12 Trend Bible

Update: (September 17, 2010) Kid’s Lifestyle F/W 2011 – 12 Trend Bible

Update: (September 17, 2010) Trends 2011/12

Update: (September 17, 2010) Heimtextil Trends 2011/12

Update: (September 17, 2010) Le Cuir A Paris Trends for Autumn/Winter 2011/2012

Update: (September 17, 2010) Trends for Fall/Winter 2011/2012 – SETU Fair Trade

Update: (September 17, 2010) Central Fabrics 2011-2012 fall winter fashion trends PDF

Update: (September 17, 2010) inFASH Fashion Forward Trend Autumn/Winter 2011/12

Update: (September 17, 2010) Trends Forecast Fall-Winter 2011-12 by Cotton Incorporated

Update: (November 30, 2010) MEN’S COLOR FALL/ WINTER 2011-12 DESIGN OPTIONS

Update: (November 30, 2010) WOMEN’S COLOR REPORT F/W 2011-12 DESIGN OPTION

Update: (November 30, 2010) KID’S COLOR FALL/WINTER 2011-12 DESIGN OPTIONS

Update: (November 30, 2010) WOMEN’S MEN’S TRENDS F/W 2011-12 FASHION SNOOPS

image: fashiontrendsetter.com

Spring Summer 2010 Runway Fashion Trends


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.

SS10 Trends Lingerie Jean Paul Gaultier
Lingerie on the outside – Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Jean Paul Gaultier

SS10 Trends Blazers Junya Watanabe
The blazer. See Junya Watanabe, Yohji Yamamoto, Isabel Marant, Balmain

SS10 Trends Legs Versace
Legs in shorts or skirts. See Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, Versace

SS10 Trends Leather Celin
Leather. See Celine, Ann Demeulemeester, YSL, Rick Owens, Greta Constantine

SS10 Trends Sports Rag & Bone
Sport. See Rag and Bone, Alexander Wang, Prada, Balenciaga, Gucci, Hermès

SS10 Trends On the Farm RalphLauren
On the Farm. See Chanel, D&G, Ralph Laure, Christopher Kane


Knotting and draping. See Burberry, Donna Karen, Lanvin

SS10 Trends Prints Alexander McQueen
Prints. See Versace, Givenchy, Dries Van Noten, Alexander McQueen

SS10 Trends Kitten Heels Louis Vuitton

Kitten Heels.  See Marni, Louis Viutton, Missoni

SS10 Trends Sheer Donna Karen
Sheer – Donna Karen, Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein, Jeremy Laing

Cutouts. See Phi, Mark Fast, Viktor & Rolf, Michael Kors, Gucci

SS10 Trends Military Jil Sander
Military РBalmain, Celine, Jean Paul Gaultier, Chlo̩, Phi

SS10 Trends Stripes Givenchy

Stripes. See Roland Mouret, Kenzo, Sonia Rykiel, Givenchy, Gareth Pugh

SS10 Trends Lavender Louise Goldin
Lavender. See Louise Godin, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs,

Matthew Williamson, Versace, Burberry, Louis Vuitton

images: style.com, the fashion spot

What fashion koolaid was Anita drinking in 2009

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Anita in custom Mi Concept leather dress at Holt Renfrew TIFF party, Sept 2009

There are some trends I got behind this year that aren’t for everyone. I’ve drunk the fashion koolaid if you will on some trends. Here are the ones that made it into my closet.

I love the strong shoulder and thigh high boot trend, but it was somethings that I never made it to my closet.

I want – I got’s Spring Summer 2011 Fashion Trend Forecasting Reference – Update: June 17, 2010


TEXTILE S/S 2011 WRAP-UP SPINEXPO

Some of the trends forecasting reports for Spring Summer 2011 are coming out. I know, I know, ALREADY! It’s true. Come back to this page with updates as more trend stories come up.

Textile & Color Reports/s 2011 Spinexpo

Lenzing Color Trends Summer 2011 PDF

Nilit trend book 2011 PDF

Interfiliere Tendances Ete 2011 PDF

Stoll TC SS11 PDF

Forecast Colour Spring – Summer 2011 : Trends by Mudpie

Fashion Forecast Spring / Summer 2011

WGSN’s Interiors: Spring/Summer 2011 forecast

Update: (Jan 1, 2010) LANXESS Leather – Spring/Summer 2011

Update: (Jan 1, 2010) Mpdclick SS11 Trend Magazine

Update: (Jan 1, 2010) KID’S LIFESTYLES/S 2011 TREND BIBLE

Update: (Jan 1, 2010) HOME TRENDS S/S 2011

Update: (Jan 1, 2010) SS10 Preview

Update: (Jan 1, 2010) Fashion Colours for Leather Spring/Summer 2011

Update: (Feb 25, 2010) TREND GUIDE S/S 2011 PRINTSOURCE – PROMOSTYL

Update: (March 15, 2010)Le Cuir A Paris – Spring/Summer 2011 Color Trends

Update: (March 15, 2010) Infomat Presents Textile and Color Report S/S 2011 SPINEXPO

Update: (March 15, 2010) TRENDEDITION S11 pdf

Update: (March 15, 2010)

Update: (March 15, 2010) Maria’s Ga Ga: Trend Report S/S 2011

Update: (March 15, 2010) Heimtextil Trends 2010/11

Update: (March 24, 2010) TEXTILE S/S 2011 WRAP-UP SPINEXPO

Update: (April 18, 2010) Infomat Trends| WOMEN’S & MEN’S CONTEMPORARY S/S 2011 TRENDSTOP.COM

Update: (April 26, 2009) Clariant ColorWorks – – ColorForward 2011

Update: (April 26, 2009) Lenzing Textile & Color Trends Spring/Summer 2011

Update: (April 26, 2009) Infomat Trends| WOMEN’S & MEN’S CONTEMPORARY S/S 2011 TRENDSTOP.COM

Update: (April 26, 2009) Splash of colour for summer – Leather International Magazine

Update: (April 26, 2009) Time to fashion-up! – Leather International Magazine

Update: (June 17, 2010) CIFF Trends Spring/Summer 2011

Update: (June 17, 2010) Linen Directions, Spring – Summer 2011

Update: (June 17, 2010) Nilit BodyFashion & Activewear Trends – Spring-Summer 2011-2012

I want – I got’s Fall Winter 2010 – 2011 Fashion Trend Forecasting Reference – Update: Jan 1, 2010

UPDATE (April 14, 2010)You can view the Fall Winter 2010 – 2011 Runway Fashion Trends which talks about the trends that covered the runways of the major fashion weeks.

Some of the trends for Fall 2010 are coming out. Come back to this page with updates as more trend stories come up.

KEY TRENDS, MEN’S F/W 2010-11

KEY TRENDS, WOMEN’S F/W 2010-11

Lenzing Textile & Color Trends Autumn/Winter 2010/11

Men’s suits: tailored trends in 2009 and 2010

Lenzing Trends Winter 2010/11

Update: (Oct 24, 2009) International Men’s Summer 2010 – 2011 Fabrication Trends

Update: (Oct 24, 2009) Bodyfashion Active Sports Spring / Summer 2011

Update: (Oct 24, 2009) Swimwear & Intimates F/w 2010/11 Interfiliere

Update: (Oct 24, 2009) Fiber Outlook Fall Winter 2010/11

Update: (Oct 24, 2009) Trend Guide F/w 2010-11 Promostyl

Update: (Oct 24, 2009) Men’s Trends F/W 2010-11 Fashion Snoops

Update: (Oct 24, 2009) Women’s Trends F/W 2010-11 Fashion Snoops

Update: (Dec 2, 2009) Darquer Autumn/Winter 2010/11

Update: (Dec 2, 2009) Noyon Autumn/Winter 2010/11 Collection

Update: (Dec 2, 2009) Munich fabric start trends autumn/winter 10|11

Update: (Dec 2, 2009) Autumn/Winter 2010/2011 trend report from Première Vision

Update: (Jan 1, 2010) Heimtextil Trend 2010/2011 presented – UNI[RE]VERSE is the answer to universality – Interior Design Textiles trends 2010 2011

Update: (Jan 1, 2010) Christmasworld Trends 2010/2011 – Decorating Trends for Christmas

Update: (Jan 1, 2010) CIFF Trends Autumn/Winter 2010-2011

Update: (Jan 1, 2010) Darquer Autumn/Winter 2010/11 Trends PDF

Update: (Jan 1, 2010) Noyon Autumn/Winter 2010/11 Collection

Update: (Jan 1, 2010) Stahl’s colourful forecast for Autumn/Winter 2010/2011

Update: (Jan 1, 2010) LANXESS Leather – Autumn/Winter 2010/11

Update: (Jan 1, 2010) Zegna Baruffa presents new trends for Autumn/Winter 2010-2011

What the Footwear Buyers are saying about Paris Fashion Week Spring 2010

I was reading the Retailers React to Paris Collections on wwd.com. It talked to some buyers about footwear trends for Spring 2010.

Givenchy Spring 2010 Wedges
Givenchy Spring 2010 Wedges

Bridget Cosgrave, Fashion & Buying Director, Matches, London
Strongest Trends:

  • Refined ethnic influences
  • Mixes of color such as red and gold with leopard print or beading
  • Lots of metallics

Directional Styles:
“The new tribute from YSL with a triangular piece across the heel.”

Ones to Watch:

  • Mechante
  • Pan e Tulipani for handmade beaten-up boots
Jil Sander Spring 2010
Jil Sander Spring 2010

Tracy Margolies, VP & DMM of women’s footwear, Saks Fifth Avenue
Strongest Trends:

  • pring boots
  • Wedges
  • Mid-heels
  • Clogs
  • Sandal booties
  • Novelty materials in shoes (for instance, stretch jersey, mesh, lace, PVC and lucite heels)

Directional Styles:
“McQueen’s runway ‘armadillo’ shoes and the Jimmy Choo sandals that light up.”

“Must-Carry” Styles from Paris:

  • Givenchy’s stretch jersey sandals
  • Camilla Skovgaard’s booties with tread bottom
  • Christian Louboutin peep toe mesh pumps

Anatomy of a Balenciaga Boot Trend 2006 to 2009

Sam Edelman Zoe Boot
Sam Edelman Zoe Boot

I was browsing the shopnastygal.com site and came across the Sam Edelman Zoe Boot.

Balenciaga Boot Fall 2006
Balenciaga Boot Fall 2006

They look exactly like the Balenciaga Fall 2006 boot. What a to die for collection. 3 years for this Balenciaga boot to be knocked off, interesting. I posted about the Balenciaga Spring 2007 Lego shoe trickle down effect last year. I will have to gather more evidence for my 2 – 3 year public palatability theory of Balenciaga shoes. I’ll be watching.

images: shopnastygal.com and style.com

Fashion Magazine Fall 2009 – 2010 Trend Event

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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.

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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.

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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.

Clothing Trends

  • Sharp Shoulder
  • 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

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Colour

  • 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
  • Rusty browns
  • Neon

Fabrics

  • Velvet
  • Tweet
  • Suede – shoes, bags and boots. Taking over patent
  • Lace

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Hair

  • 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
  • Glamour Curls
  • 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
  • Texture
  • Accessories in Hair – bobby pins, tassels, clips, bows
  • Headbands
  • 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 Bob
  • The Half up Half down
  • Colour – blue, pink, red

Makeup

  • New Wave – 80s makeup
  • Valley Girls
  • Goth
  • 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

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Spring 2010 Footwear Sketch Preview

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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

images: Spring Sketch Preview – WWD.com