Posts Tagged ‘trends’

Themes from Paris Couture, FW12 – Part Three: of Forest Folk and Florals

July 13th, 2012

The final part of my three-part series on trends from the FW12 Paris couture shows concentrates on pattern and print. This season’s textile designs focused on wilderness as inspiration, and designers got in touch with nature via printing and other surface embellishments. Forest Folk Giambattista Valli’s collection was inspired by the creatures of the forest; […]

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Themes from Paris Couture, FW12 – Part Two: of Sunsets and Solids

July 10th, 2012

Part two of my three-part trend report from the couture collections in Paris focuses on colour. Along with the classic black & white which we see every year, there were a few colours that showed up time and time again, and a palette that in particular stood out. Sunset Appeal Perhaps it was the trip […]

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Themes from Paris Couture, FW12 – Part One: of Shimmer and Shine

July 9th, 2012

Last week was Paris couture fashion week for FW12, and I had a chance to go through all the photos from the shows over the weekend. Here’s the first of my (three-part) take on the themes, or trends, that I noticed: Designers explored different kinds of shine in their collections; whether it was through little […]

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Orange for optimism, Red for passion: Pantone 2012 Colour of the Year

January 11th, 2012

It’s no mistake that Pantone’s 2012 Colour of the Year combines two of the strongest colour trends. One has been the most enduring on runways over the past few seasons, and another the most embraced and iconic. The name of this colour, to be precise, is Tangerine Tango (otherwise known as Pantone 17-1463), a red-orange […]

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I Can’t Get Enough Of… Graphic Colour Contrast

November 18th, 2011

…and neither can anyone else, it seems! It doesn’t take much effort to look stylish by taking a visually striking colour-blocked piece and pairing it with simple components. For the more adventurous, it’s fun to make your own look by layering pieces of similarly saturated colour – the brighter and bolder, the better! A few […]

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Spring/Summer 2011 Trends: Lace

March 24th, 2011

Last Saturday, I shared a clip from my favourite two-man novelty band, Flight of The Conchords, and alluded to one of the season’s fashion trends showing up at a certain point in the video. BTW, thanks to FeatherFactor for popping the comment cherry on my newbie blog! You were in the right spot, but the […]

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