Thursday, 12 January 2012

Fashion Presentation. New and emerging trends

Today I had a fashion presentation at university, and me amongst others had to evaluate up and coming trends. We chose to dress models in appropriate attire to reflect the trends. The snaps below show our handy work!!

The WGSN mood board was used as a basis to dress the lovely Sarah. Getting influences from the SS/12 Karl Lagerfeld - Chanel 'Under the sea' collection, we used chiffons, glitter, and pearls with slicked back wet hair and blue-green tones! The underwater look emulates something more sleek and expensive than we have seen in recent seasons

This 'sweet pastel candy' theme is another emerging trend for 2012. Girly pastels are given a modern edge.
 This trend sees bold, childlike make-up and simple, girly pulled-back hairstyles take centre stage. Mulberry's SS/12 shows pastel tones and oversized candy props. Again, the WGSN mood board reflects this trend well. Korisse let me smother her face in sweets haha, and then she is wore pastel coloured clothes with cute little yellow socks! This trend contrasts with block colours, shown further down! Meadham Kirchhoff, Vanessa Bruno and Amaya Arzuaga are the main designers supporting this trend. 

The next trend was 'textual contours'. It's all about mixing textures and finishes, contouring and highlighting using neutral shades of black, white, brown and gold Think feathers, fur, African/ west Indian prints and textured fabrics. The lovely mod here looks gorgeous in feather earrings, vintage printed silk scarf, wooden bangles, and fluff fur waistcoat!

The next up and coming trend sees a return from the block colours, contrasting with the pastels! Issey Miyake, Thakoon, Jason Wu are some of the key designers focusing on this trend. The mod here looks mega cute in a purple slitted maxi dress, and layered orange and pink top, and black accessories.

This final trend, Stu is kindly modelling for us. It's a fusion of  Indian paisley prints and traditional textiles with street style's refined edge. Stu wears paisley print vintage shirt, black skinnies, and red vans.

Hope you like the sexy mods haha!

My personal favourite look is the underwater trend, what's yours?

Stay cute, Jess