Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Spring summer trends...

We want to welcome our lovely guest blogger and intern for the week, Kim! Keep an eye out for daily blog posts from Kim over the next couple of days!

First up is Kim's favourite trends for the coming season... do you spot some of yours? Let us know!

It seems like such a long time ago that I was glued to the fashion week coverage for Spring Summer 2013. I distinctly remember wanted to shed my winter coat in favour of a LWD (Little White Dress), I’ll take the broderie anglaise effect one from Moschino complete with matching beehive please. The time has come at long last and the high street is now awash with everything you need to try re-create the catwalk look on the cheap. Here is your inspiration for getting an enviable wardrobe to show off in the sun(!)ready, set, shop!

One of my favourite trends that emerged from the catwalks of Prada, Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood was a new take on the traditional Oriental style. Dubbed by Vogue as the “Nouvelle Japonisme”. Except to be wearing kimono-espue draped jackets and dresses, obi belts and flatform sandals (worn with socks at Prada, is this right? I can’t decide!). Winged eyeliner and fans not welcome, this is fashion not fancy dress.

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(Vivienne Westwood, Prada, Emilio Pucci)

The 60’s is having a fashion revival this summer especially with Moschino’s knock out collection at Milan Fashion Week. Focusing mainly on silhouette at Louis Vuitton and prints at Holly Fulton, the fash pash followed suit this is a trend that can be so fun for daytime Spring/Summer looks. Kitchy retro is definitely back!

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(Moschino, Louis Vuitton and Holly Fulton)

As a colour synonymous with summer, white always features heavily in the trends and a white dress is the wardrobe staple this year. From super fine knits at Missoni to delicate lace at Jill Stuart to sharp minimalistic tailoring at Jil Sander, white has been interpreted in so many different ways so there’s something for everyone! If you’re feeling brave, try head to toe.

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Finally my favourite trend, contemporary romanticism. Basically anything that makes you feel super pretty, soft colours, floaty sheer fabrics and feminine shapes. Imagine what you would wear to a romantic date with Anna Wintour on Valentine’s Day. Oscar de la Renta’s sculpted roses are reminisicant of Alice in Wonderland and new take on the (let’s face it) dated floral prints that we’re well used to.

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Make sure to keep an eye out for the rest of Kim's posts this week!

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