March 12, 2010 - 9 comments

‘DO RE MI’……fashion weeks

A week ago a very good friend ,who is making her way into  ' the industry', asked me what trends did I think were going to be strong next season.

As a  keen observer and participant of what has been going on......I decided to do a round up of what I think has defined the past few weeks in fashion.

Paulette Goddard

  
 1. Social media is here to stay  

 Twitter, blogs and live online presentations have globalised the 'show' experience and brought the designer closer to the public.  I was an initial sceptic, but my opinion instantly changed when I saw the first live streamed show on the LFW website. 

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Tavi for Pop Magazine via Very very beautiful 

2. Bloggers claim front row territory. 

 Tavi, Susie Bubble  and other bloggers have managed to  breakthrough a hierarchical, inflexible and slightly archaic 'media' industry, claiming their undisputed influence and place  in the fashion world.

Lots of filtering still required but they are here to stay too!

 

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Celine AW10 via Fashionista
 

3. Trend 'numero uno': Fabric over adornment

For the first time in many seasons we see the return of beautiful, unpretentious and incredibly well cut garments. The attention goes from adornment to the essence of the pieces. Those who mastered this: Prada, Dries and the most talked about and probably influential collection of the season Phoebe Philo's range for Celine.

I would like to see high street attempt copying this trend.  

It 'ain't' possible my friend

Cashmere/wool is cashmere/wool and to buy exquisite Italian mill quality you are talking around €100 to €300 a mtr ...or more....try doing a fabulous coat in a wool polyester mix with 1% cashmere...don't be fooled it WILL look cheap...and adornments to make it look expensive...are NOT WELCOME!! 

 4. Trend 'numero dos'...Fur

PETA's terribly managed campaigns have seen very little compassion in the hands of designers this season. Fur has been present in far too many shows. As an animal lover I hope this trend doesn't permeate commercially and just stays on the catwalk where it shouldn't have appeared in the first place.

5. Colours.....Earthy earthy earthy. WHITE, black and grey

6. And this season's crown goes to....ALEXANDER MCQUEEN... if there is anything that has been of any significance this season it has been the absence of Alexander McQueen. I still get teary writing about it...it is such a loss! But as many very talented creators he left us at his peak and with the most extraordinary collection which was shown in an intimate 'modest' presentation (for McQueen standard) but which clearly showed how his mastery was unquestionable, no matter where or how it was presented. 

The debate continues if he may or may not  have been a genius...

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Photographs via Style Zeitgeist

 

in my books he certainly is.
   

 

Published by: eilisboyle in Fashion, London, Paris, Rambling on Fashion, Work

Comments

Jane Flanagan
November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The McQueen collection definitely hit me hard. I was sad all day, looked at it a million times.

I love fabric over embellishment. It fits my style perfectly, but also my ethic. It’s time people started saving up and buying one beautiful thing again.

No matter who they collaborate with, H&M and Target will always be disposable in comparison.

Madeleine Gallay
March 11, 2010 at 4:49 pm

This is seriously good. Precisely …

helen james
March 11, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Great, great Post SS !

Rouenna
March 12, 2010 at 8:23 am

Thanks for these wonderful insights. =)

Jane Flanagan
March 13, 2010 at 12:19 am

The McQueen collection definitely hit me hard. I was sad all day, looked at it a million times.
I love fabric over embellishment. It fits my style perfectly, but also my ethic. It’s time people started saving up and buying one beautiful thing again.
No matter who they collaborate with, H&M and Target will always be disposable in comparison.

ElodieVeryPetit
March 14, 2010 at 2:43 pm

I really like that picture of tavi ! And that last mcqueen collection is just awesome !

editor
March 15, 2010 at 1:54 am

i really really loved 3, 4, 5 and 6. really really!
i agree with, hope and believe them all.
(the other 2…my head is in the sand)

Silent Storyteller
March 15, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Elodie, Helen, Madeliene and Rouenna….Thank you!!!!
Jane I completely agree…it will always be disposable
Editor, I have been having very very confused feelings about bloggers, twitter (specially twitter) …but I’m afraid there may be no going back…let’s just hope the talented will shine through it all and those who are looking for 5 minutes of fame will vanish into oblivion..

leclubdustyle
March 16, 2010 at 1:55 pm

I appreciated very much all those insights. Re. fabrics and quality: I couldn’t agree more. It is a shame fashion magazine (and blogs!) do not relay this more.

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