Saturday, December 18, 2010

Future Fashion

Hey everyone. Last post was a while ago, about the history of fashion. Sadly i couldn't upload photos so I'm just going to move on to the present.

I've been looking through a couple of magazines, and there's been a pattern. i usually look through How to spend it. It's interesting how the styles are turning out. it's not neon-spandex- futuristic. It's floral, retro inspired, and enlarged. Some of you may be thinking what enlarged even means. There is one specific look that shows "enlarged" pieces. Maison Martin Margiela created a "Giant-knit wool tunic" and giant is correct. It looks as if you took a piece of knit clothing, put it under a magnifying glass, and kept that size for your clothing. So literally, the knitted wool is enlarged! This piece is followed by a lambswool coat by Sonia Rykiel, and a Sequined tulle dress by Valentino.

In another design you see an Asian inspired piece. This is where floral comes in with a silk georgette files coupes Denise gown by Ralph Lauren Collection. This is a gorgeous black , layered gown with metallic golds, greens, reds, and shades of brown floral patterns. This is under a wool cape, and wool coat by Vivienne Westwood Gold Label. To top off the look you have a Velvet Mustard hat by Dior. The hat and cape are one-toned, while the coat and gown are patterned to create a pleasent look.

In another look you find your more retro inspired look with some enlarged pieces to go with it. A Shearling jacket by John Galliano. It is a turtle neck with a few layers of foe fur that creates the enlarged look. There is a ball clutch by Christian Louboutin that adds some retro style into the look. You finish this look with an embroidered taffeta and tulle skirt by John Galliano as well as a Metallic lambskin and cotton hat with leather strap by Dior. There are many more designs that show these styles and patterns and it's starting to seem like a trend. layering with retro designs and different materials.

The final example i am going to use is a different look with a more "i don't care what you think" look that is getting trendy. With a knitted mohair coat by Hermes over a silk garza coat by Gareth Pugh, a Velvet devore silk and rayon dress by William Tempest, and knitted wool leggings by Vivienne creates the perfect idc look. The dress is layered and has an unfinished look and the leggings are ripped, with buttons on them holding everything together which is the perfect idc look. it's very stylish though. There are different ways to show an idc look. for some people it's wearing a jacket over a large shirt giving the shirt a ripple effect under paired with flared out jeans and uggs. This is not a very trend-setting look, but when done right it's beautiful. The large shirt is what i call the lazy (wearing a blindfold to choose your outfit) look, which is idc, right? Anyways, I love this knit leggings paired with the dress. They are quite expensive though the entire look adding up to a sum of 12,570 pounds.
Right now is the Window period to me. It's where one trend was ending and designers are experimenting, coming up with enlarged looks, bringing back retro looks, but also using more futuristic looks. the window periods for fashion are always the most fun for me.
Anyways, i'm going to get myself a cup od chamomile tea because i'm starting to feel sick. D: so cya later :)


*all pictures on this post is from financial times- How to spend it .
**Sorry my computer doesn't have french symbols :(