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Autumn/Winter 2014 Trends And Tribes

One of my personal favorite things is to see how each designer tells a story about their woman season after season. Where is she going? What is her mission? Will she be going to work in the city or lounging about in a coffee shop with friends? Is she a mother, a leader, an associate, an artist, an athlete, a minimalist, a romantic? Or is she all of the above? Designers empower women. For some obscure reason, every season we see similar ideas, trends, color schemes, and designs from the runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris. One might ask how does such a strange phenomenon happen every season? Do the designers secretly have a conference with one another and decide what will make them money with the coming season? With a dedicated amount of time and thought, I’ve compiled images (courtesy of style.com) that display the similar yet very different clans, trends, and designs of this coming season. Many houses catered to different types of customer all within one collection:  women who love glitter, women of the future, women of the past(mainly the 60’s and some from the Edwardian era), women who are rebels, women who portray themselves as an illusion of stripes, women who wear profuse amounts of blue and green, women who wish to remain cozy. This season, women were empowered as game changers in their environment by the designers.

Ladies Who Wear Illusions

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Bottega Veneta by Thomas Maier

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Acne Studios

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Alexander Wang

armani

Giorgio Armani

balenciaga

Balenciaga by Alexander Wang

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Bottega Veneta by Thomas Maier

chalayan

Hussein Chalayan

chanel

Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld

christopher kane

Christopher Kane

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Creatures of The Wind by Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters

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Dries Van Noten

giambattista valli

Giambattista Valli

giles

Giles

issey miyake

Issey Miyake

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Kenzo by Carol Lim and Humberto Leon

prada

Prada

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Blumarine by Anna Molinari

proenza schouler

Proenza Schouler by Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez

rick owens

Rick Owens

stella mccartney

Stella McCartney

thom browne

Thom Browne

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Versace

Out of every trend this season, the use of line and illusion was the most used. I couldn’t stop smiling because with many designers, this was a reoccurring theme within the collection and I pose my previous stated question: how do the same trends and ideas pop up within many collections? Lines in a profound print, lines as a layered textile, pin stripes that are blurred and fade into a gradual gradients, herringbone print etched or quilted into the fabric, immense and bold graphics that evolve into a line, or simple lines that fall into an illusion, and more were imprinted into the minds of some of the most influential creatives. Do expect to see this trickle down into H&M, and Zara or Top Shop. With a trend that was spearheaded this big, the fast fashion businesses will take advantage of such a huge idea. I love that you get lost while looking into the lines and on some, your eyes begin to hurt. Simply brilliant!

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2012 Resort Collections Have Gone To The Streets

Who else would have the genius to put a leather jacket with a maxi floral dress? Oliver Theyskens!

I have been on a brief hiatus from WordPress. I know, there are people out there that are much busier than a student and can still get work done. So maybe I have been a tad lazy but still busy at the same time. Is that possible? Now with summer in our midst, things are much brighter for some folks. The parties are spry, some people can sleep in, some people have time to do actual activities, and plenty of people take advantage of their wardrobes. The weather is lax and allows people to actually wear one layer without sweating a storm or feeling uncomfortable. Now… to my main point. Looking at the resort collections from the designers has been eventful! It is like… they stepped onto an actual street in downtown Paris… or Manhattan and took a look at what the lower class people are stuck with. With them being the creative folk they are, they made street wear pricy and… even better than it was. Designers like Oliver Theyskens or Alberta Ferretti created an edgy, urban, hipster girl who goes for something unique. Even the house of Alexander

One out of a million candid shots from Bill Cunningham

McQueen found a street side. And you know, this street side has always been there in fashion. I mean, I saw Bill Cunningham New York(stunning film, it deserves a blog post) the other night and just look at the girls that he has taken pictures of! Why not rock a flashy blazer, or wear an open trench coat with some baggy balloon pants, or a maxi dress with a pair of leather boots! Sweater with a skirt? And oddly enough, pajamas are back in… imagine a trench coat with those new Ralph Lauren bottoms! Classy. What about a to-the-knee skirt with a pair of long boots? Short shorts with a formal boyfriend blazer and sandals? The possibilities are endless, folks. Street wear is officially back in, take advantage of it… these things change too fast.

But do look at a few more pictures…. Photo courtesy goes to http://www.vogue.com/?us_site=y

Alberta Ferretti Resort 2012

Alexander McQueen, Resort 2012

Burberry Prorsum, Resort 2012

Alexander Wang, Resort 2012

Balenciaga, Resort 2012

Marc Jacobs, Resort 2012

Nini Ricci, Resort 2012

Chloé, Resort 2012

Theysken's Theory, Resort 2012

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2011 Fashion; Looking Back & Ahead

Look at me, I am already celebrating 2011 and we are only 2 months into the year. Back in Fall 2010 everyone was anticipating what the next rising trends of 2011 will be. Well, well, well… come in closer m’ friends and let me show you what has been staring at your faces the entire time. What style? Vintage and resort gone retro. What year? 40’s/60’s/70’s… mainly 70’s though. What’s hot? Stripes, polka-dots, leather, intense prints, sparkly bling and of course fur. What colors? Bright bright ecstatic colors… oh and white. What origins? Bohemian, Mid-west, Victorian, Japanese, and surprisingly some American influence (I just find this one odd, because we are the ones that usually take inspiration from every other culture of the world). Now, you are asking how on earth did all of these things happen? It’s all to chaotic and all to weird, and no one would ever wear that… yaduh yaduh yaduh. It just might be too much… for some people. But, in all honest truth; the designers have indeed so been successful. All of them stuck to their aesthetic! They all know their customers inside and out. And it has been a beautiful 2011 with fashion, indeed. Even many of the spring trends really sneaked on over to the Autumn season this year. Here is to looking at you, 2011 Fashion. Take a look at my proof folks, because I am not crazy for seeing these repeated trends!

Ahhh, Alberta Ferretti has this way of bringing something new to the table every season, and with Fall 2011 she went against the 70's bandwagon and did the 60's from her beautiful perspective! Beautiful bright and bling prints!

 

Gurung just kicked off his career... and whew the man is taking himself to great heights. He is one of the many good examples of fur and bright colors this Fall

 

Feathers, paint, and some drapery? Alexander Wang brought forth his resort wear aesthetic for Spring 2011. Quite the success and some big hits off of the hair style...

 

Victorian blouse clashed with a Mid-West belt and jacket? What a stunning mesh of origins, Ralph Lauren, STUNNING!

 

Marc Jacobs took the liberty to clash polka-dots with bling. He is quite the charcter and is one of my favorites....

 

Diane Von Furstenberg and her newest partner in crime Yvan Mispelaere created a collection focused on the American woman and flaunting elegance....

 

Does Galliano ever fail? NO. Dior this season really went for bright boho classic Hollywood... and it made a stunning impact alright.

 

I couldn't leave out the British color blocking genius... Vivienne Westwood? Now look at the makeup, look at the bling-y fabric on both shirt and pants. Then take a look at the tye-dye purse. Tacky fashion? Maybe, but it's Westwood I am talking about here... she is a genius.

 

Frida Giannini really took to the 70's/40's/20's this season. She had the moxy to put out some floral shoulder pieces on the models for fall, and they look lovely! She also had fur with every silhouette in absolutely stunning colors. Gucci is the perfect example for the 2011 trend! Not just stunning, but breathtaking.

 And so here comes another end to another post. See all of the beautiful and repeating motifs of this season? Stunning. Beautiful. It truly is art. If you didn’t take a look at all of the highlight parts up at the top paragraph this might look like I am rambling on. The people placed above me are some of the greatest artists to walk this universe. They have been rightfully gifted… well I hope you enjoyed this, whoever you spammers are.

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