After looking through the multitude of images from Style.com, I realize there are a lot of conflicting trends… But to avoid too much confusion, keep colours simple, go back to basics and, instead, play it up with fabrics and textures to add some snazz with our SS2011 Trending #5 – Sheer.
Personally, I think I like a bit of peek-a-boo colour popping out from the sheer… Like layering white lace with a black top to see the contrast. But the layering of sheer fabrics creates an interesting effect.
And for next year, prepare to swish, swash and turn heads with the next trend that made it’s presence known in a big way was Trend #6 – Ruffles
I probably won’t take it to these extremes. And personally, I’ve not been big on ruffles to begin with. Then again, it may be the perfect opportunity to give it a shot (:
And to wrap off, I end the post with things that don’t fall into any particular trend but I simply LOVE!
After a short blogging break, we’re back with Trend #3. Next Spring, be sure to hit the books and prep up with The Collar and let designers like Stella McCartney, Chanel, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Fendi and Viktor & Rolf show you how…
The casual, collared looks sent down Stella McCartney’s runway were somewhat of a happy surprise. With over-sized sleeves and exaggerated button-down fronts, I kept kicking myself and thinking ‘Why didn’t I think of that?!’ With my multitude of polo tees lying neglected in my closet, perhaps it has some new-found potential next Spring.
3.1 Phillip Lim
This Phillip Lim mini-dress is my favourite collared look of the bunch. There is a simplicity and cleanness of this look that I really adore. I can’t figure out if it’s one dress or a dress+collar design but with the two-tone getup, it beckons a DIY. I wonder which of my polo tees will be sacrificed in the name of experimentation. (:
Chanel also sent out a bunch of collared looks which is not much of a surprise for this fashion house.
But I thought this matchy big me, little me duo was so adorable. (:
And pairing with hot shorts was also an unexpected styling choice.
And in sharp contrast to the exposed, the collared cover-up by Fendi is another look to anticipate for Spring/Summer 2011 although I think the length feels neither here nor there.
Viktor & Rolf
Viktor & Rolf’s SS2011 collection was based on the shirt, with different interpretations of it. From the basic black and white to more colourful options…
Viktor & Rolf
And, most importantly, to the extreme and unexpected, Viktor & Rolf style. Who could expect anything less?
Viktor & Rolf
Part 2 of our SS2011 RTW Trendings report (perhaps) favours the tall and lanky and the wannabes. Yeah, so we ladies gotz ’em curves, but on I-feel-fat days, “flaunting it” just ain’t a consideration.
Trend #2 – Column
ADAM does a beautiful interpretation of this. Can I just say, I.LOVE.THIS.LOOK. The metallic (somewhat) bloaty sleeveless blouse tucked neatly into wide-leg make-your-legs-look-longer pants <3!
I hope to see more wide-leg pant options on a rack near you (soon)!
Not wanting to be too literal with this trend, I’ve picked out a few belted options that don’t cinch your waist till you find yourself out of breath (on behalf of the model or otherwise!)
A Detacher’s belted loose-fit, long-sleeved jumpsuit oozes effortlessness and maximum comfort paired very nicely with sandals. The rolled up sleeves are simply darling (:! Especially since it’s the only sleeved option I put in this group.
This pleated, pseudo-sheer belted number from Chloe conjures imagery of Grecian goddesses, angels and other symbols of beauty, elegance and grace. The softness of the fabric, the way it falls and (the way I imagine it) wisps as the model walks makes me smile.
AF Vandervorst earns a spot here because of how the sandals and slit leggings+pant=peggings kinda merge into each other, making the wearer (in this case, an already glamazionian-esquely tall model) look longer.
3.1 Phillip Lim
And lastly, 3.1 Phillip Lim. The mash-up of sequins on the tank and shimmery polka-dots for the pant pulls the look together in it’s own quirky way. It’s a different approach to achieve this illusion of length while using vastly different coloured separates and retaining commonalities in the fabrics/prints/patterns.
I would not have thought of that. But I’m glad someone else did.
As Spring/Summer 2011 RTW shows come to a close, we’ve (willingly) ploughed through Style.com to bring to you our ‘Off the Runway’ Trending observations for your viewing pleasure! (:
Trending #1 – White
From Chloe’s clean lines to Andrew Gn’s (Singapore REPRESENT yo!) feminine frills, it seems like designers were all in cahoots to roll out looks of alabaster, ivory, chalk, pearl, snow, milk and the like.
For Alexander Wang, it was intentional. In his search for optimism and ‘something pure’, his colour palette steered clear of the dark or dreary. And kept, instead, to fresh and loose looks.
Stella McCartney, on the other hand, opted for more structure and shape. The suited high-waisted pencil pant look paired with sandals felt very current and comfortable. Albeit, perhaps not that much so in our climate.
And a minimalist take on the trend came in the form of Acne – this look, I would TOTALLY wear.
Now, if only I could afford it! Oh well.
Stay tuned! More Trends to come!!!
Long-sleeved button-down blouse, US$9.99, from VolenskaVintage/etsy.
When I was young I’m usually up early (even during the school holidays) and wait for the children’s programme to start showing at 9am. But before that, I’d be staring at the television colour bars with the radio broadcast over it, followed by the Majulah Singapura. And that signalled that Sesame Street was gonna be aired in right about………………. now!
High-waist long skirt, US$24, from momodeluxevintage/etsy. Button-back long-sleeved blouse, US$13, from theappleseed/etsy. Wooden platforms with canvas stripe trim, US$42.50, from Spelfenmeisje/etsy. Double-breasted blazer, US$25, from joannaknowsomethin/etsy.
Pretty nostalgic stuff, eh? Maybe that’s why I love these multi-coloured stripes so much. To look at. Not to wear. It’d probably look nicer on you than me.
Best thing? They’re all silk.
Me and my unadventurous self – I’ll be sticking with these: ( Yes! Silk too!)
High-waist bermudas, US$24, from theprivateparty/etsy. Striped belted shirt-dress, US$38, from maxandchichi/etsy.
Picture credits to here, here, here, here, here, here and here.
Finally, T by Alxander Wang has started making its rounds around retailers.
But I don’t think I’m coveting these basic babies anymore. Look at the price!
The horror! $75 for barely one metre of “luxurious” 100% rayon. Are there hidden seams? Is it an exquisite cut? (Actually just ginormous holes…)
And WTF the sizes SOLD OUT?!
Please just cut up an old t-shirt. or go nekkid.