Monday, September 12

Fashion Week: Trend Report

Four days of fashion have kept us on our toes this week, and the trends have become extremely apparent to those of us who have been diligently paying attention. 90's grunge has made an interesting companion for the ethereal flowing fabrics that always come with spring. Designers either rose to the occasion or missed the mark. The Row had a colour palette of bone white, with barely there layers of silk, and satin on the bottom, paired with structural pieces on top. Their collection was clearly inspired by the orient, sadly it translated into what most would call pajamas. The Row was my favorite collection from F/W 2011, and this season was short of amazing.

Images via WGSN.

Designers are cranking out color this season, specifically orange, yellow, and blue. So if you don't have any, it's time to start saving for Spring shopping.

My break out designers this season so far are Doo.Ri, Thakoon, and Rag & Bone. All of these fashion houses have honed this season's trends while remaining true to their own aesthetic. Thakoon remained true to his polished uptown silhouettes, while incorporating funky prints, and western themes. The classic feminine silhouettes paired with the western cowboy hats defines his look as "cross cultural traveller."

Doo.Ri stuck with her signature draped looks while incorporating structural pieces like blazers with oversized shoulder pads to bring the 90's theme into her collection. Her draped and twisted jersey dresses are done perfectly while allowing for imperfections in the body to be hidden.

Rag & Bone has been one of my favorite collections for men and women season after season for years now. This season is no exception. The designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville harnessed the trend of 90's sportswear, bringing in their signature copious amounts of layers, and this season's bright color palette. Gorgeous.

More updates to come later this week.



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