Last season I wrote a trend guide for what was hot in autumn winter 2010. The guide was the result of my frustration of actually finding a definitive trend guide on the internet. Sure you can find pictures of entire collections from the spring summer shows. But actually getting a trend guide that had a bit of substance was quite difficult. This is something that has irritated me for a while, especially when I had to do trend assignments in my old job. So I thought I’d try and make it a little bit easier for my readers as the autumn winter 2010 trend guide proved to be quite popular. So you can save the pennies on the new season magazine specials and read on to find out the low down on the trends for spring summer 2011.
This is the perfect time to create your own look book if you’ve not yet made one. Just before the new season collections really take off. It’ll leave you well prepped and ready to shop!
Say goodbye to the 1980s and hello to the 1970s as the decades influence was the most strongly felt through out the spring summer collections. With big hair and even bigger flares the 70s disco diva influence could be seen in collections from Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, YSL and Etro among others.
There were some strong oriental influences in collections from Haider Ackermann some subtle nods by the likes of Hermes and Chanel. Kimono jackets, obi belts and paper bag that scattered the catwalk during the SS 2011 shows all helped eastern influenced pieces become a trend this season.
It may have been a dark and dingy winter but there is no denying spring summers fashion is going to brighten you up. There was a whole array of beautiful colours on the catwalk from gorgeous jewel tones to neon brights. The great thing is there a few different ways to wear it. For the daring layering up in bold clashing colour blocks such as red and pink. Or trying picking one colour and wearing it head to toe. For a safer alternative try wearing a shot of your favourite hue with white or neutrals.
This season it is all about the gorgeous rippling maxi gowns and long skirts. There is nothing more chic in summer than this, however this season they often revealed more than they covered. If you’re tall pick an ankle grazing length, for petite girls let it finish mid calf and if you’re feeling daring pick one with slash front to show off those pins.
I’ve coupled the minimalism seen at the likes of Calvin Klein and Max Mara with the White trend. White is always big come spring summer, this time around it came in the form of precision tailoring and simple evening gowns with almost a clinical edge.
Just like the dazzling array of colour on the catwalks for Spring Summer, prints were everywhere. The bigger and bolder the better they came in all types from animal at Burberry to geometrical stripes and oddly bananas from Miuccia Prada. Stella McCartney had fruit and there were butterflies at McQueen with inspiration drawing from the natural world.
Ultra modern chic sports wear was a big trend this season, however it’s not about the overall look but more about the details. Focusing on zips, trims, hi tech fabrics and mesh inserts.
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If you’re not a fan of all things sweet and pretty this season then worry not. There was still a bit of dark and edginess to the collections from the likes of Burberry, Balmain and Givenchy.
So that’s it for part one. I’ll be back with part two next week covering the the trends that I’ve not covered so far.
Here is part 2 of the spring summer 2011 trend guide.
Have you spotted any trends you cant wait for next season?
Which are your favourite trends?
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