No.3: Print & Pattern Update
Prints were the beneficiary of the colour explosion on Paris runways. Bold graphics dominated, from striking linear and block designs to vintage graphics.Read More
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Daytime casual and tailored looks dominated on Paris runways, and the materials reflected the mood with leather, shearling and fur, the latter faux and real.Read More
Stripes, checks, animal motifs, flowers and graphic colour blocks don’t sound very new as far as patterns are concerned. Yet the interpretations of these familiar themes received a fresh makeover on Milan’s runways for fall/winter 2017/18.Read More
Shots of colour flashed on Milan’s runways making the point that there will be room for optimism next fall. Blues ranged from deep midnight to brighter, royal tints. Reds were represented in most collections, often from head to toe. Whereas the yellow-cast olive green family continued strongly, new, lighter shades of spring-like greens emerged. Yellow, usually associated with spring segued into fall in interesting ways. Another spring/summer favourite, pink, made impact often in almost fluorescent versions. More traditional fall shades, purple and peacock teal, lightened up.Read More
Sparkly sequins, silky fringe, colourful stones, elaborate embroideries and patches as well as a multitude of bold prints are the essence of Milan shop windows this spring. Ready-to-wear fashions in colourful floral prints project an exuberant mood. Shoes and accessories follow the trend. One of the most popular items is a sky-blue Gucci bag with floral embroidered patches, prominently displayed in windows and already worn by many on the street.Read More
Traditional Brit-style checks and plaids never seem to go out of fashion. They always seem to be there, classic, demure and somewhat in the background. Not so going forward! Plaid-clad fashionistas have been spotted everywhere this season, in London, Stockholm, Paris and New York. And judging by the fall/winter 2017/18 designer collections we can expect to see everyone and everything going mad for plaid next fall.Read More
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