One styling detail that I’m specially fond of this spring is the belted waist that popped up on more than one runway this season. Whether you like sporting thin or wider versions, it’s a great way to update or restyle any dress, shirt or jumper, and I’m sure we all have loads of them in a drawer somewhere, I’m on it searching for mine!
Off shoulders, yeah, like seen in Acne’s and Kenzo’s S/S 2013 and Dagmar’s A/W 2013 collection, definitely something I’m gonna sport when spring finally arrives! Btw, Swedish brand Dagmar presented their fall collection this week in Stockholm, really worth checking out, see the whole collection here.
Except for classic pointy pumps and sling backs (my favourites!) are sort of every-season-trends, also trending this spring are cut-outs and gladiator styles as seen at Altuzarra, Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler and Isabel Marant. PVC details and clear surfaces on everything from soles, heels and straps as seen at Chanel, Valentino, Celine, Stella McCartney and Givenchy, are also here to stay this coming spring and summer.
Oh, aren’t we all longing for spring already, like my mum said the other day, it’s coming soon, we just need to have a little winter first!
Meanwhile we’ve all got plenty of time to absorb impressions from last fashion week and trends that might dominate in the time ahead. To be honest I’m not really comfortable with the word “trend” myself, but I like to see every season as a way to evolve and adopt new elements. Like the midriff, nothing really new, sported it myself this summer, but I love many of the designers interpretations of bare skin in their spring collections, so fresh, cool, class and feminine.
“To go Bananas” is a well known phrase and is usually linked to Rachel Zoe as it seems to be her number 2 phrase in her vocabulary a few inches behind “I die”, but now it’s also an ingredient in spring/summer trends 2011.
Miuccia for Prada sent models down the runway in Milan last week in tropical bright colors and sombreros with clear South American influences and the more unexpected detail bananas. When she entered the stage herself in plastic banana earrings it was a clear statement and message taken. I assume it was a way to completely break with last seasons Mad Men 50′s inspired look which I’m pretty grateful for. A fresh new turn indeed even if I’ve got no intention to dress in banana patterns in the future to come.
A woman who also like bananas and ahead of her time below, Charlotte Dellal wearing a banana clutch and heels snapped by The Sartorialist during London Fashion Week