Trend repeats- from earlier seasons
Yup, colour blocking was still around this season, appearing on dresses, separates and even swimwear.
Below: Bric a block tunic dress from French Connection
What’s in store: This trend is likely to continue into AW 2012-13, though with darker tones and stronger contrasts.
Call them abstract florals or forest prints- the tropics have been spotted on ramps and high street recently.
Below: Skirt from Zara
What’s in store: Wait till next year for them to make an exit. (Or not!)
Trend misses- made it on the ramps, but not on high street
Sporty casual wear
Almost every fashion magazine wrote about sports-influenced separates and managed to put together editorial shoots based on the sports theme. While sportswear brands like Puma, Reebok and casual brands like Levi’s and Energie may have had the right separates for the look, most of high street missed out on this.
Below: Women’s Move long graphic tank top from Puma
The twenties were a high fashion trend this season (Gucci and Ralph Lauren). But flapper styles- drop waist dresses, straight silhouettes, neutral tones and jersey fabrics- were almost nowhere in the malls. Did you see anyone dressed remotely like a flapper?
Tribal prints were seen in several high fashion collections such as Burberry, but they didn’t catch the fancy of the high street folks.
Autumn/Winter 2012-13 trend predictions:
Lace all over, lace inserts, lace detailing and even some kinky/ fetishtic looks with lace.
Below: Lace dress from Mango.
Tropical prints and abstract florals ruled over the pretty delicate florals of the past few summers. Expect head-to-toe prints coming season, especially Baroque styles.
What are your fashion predictions for A/W 2012?