Monday, 21 February 2011

The Spring Clean

It's safe to say everyone goes through having a wardrobe where you have so many clothes, but nothing to wear. Well Fashion Strand are going to make it simple and advise you on what to wear, keep and chuck. All in line with the spring/summer 11 trends; of course.


Invest in minimalism. With Phoebe Philo already changing our Autumn/Winter 2010 wardrobes, it seems the clean lines and simple shapes has successfully transferred to the Summer season. Buy a sheer blouse, adaptable with any outfit, to create a subtly seductive take on the chic and timeless look.

3.1 Phillip Lim

Keep on trend with The Platform Wedge. Usually summer is for flats, sandals and flip flops, but designers differed from the norm through easy-to-walk in heels. For Summer this trend will be seen in many high street stores stores, as designers have created a new, fresh twist on the clog, the wood leather combo is revamped and paired with a new height of heel in this sandal.

Jil Sander
 Spice up Summer with a splash of Colour. The brights seemed to swamp the catwalk this season, surrounding us with a selection of dazzling oranges, hot pinks and electric blues. A daring palette created a summer revelation on the minimalist trend. Team with fluorescent fuchsia lips to keep a striking look.
Swap The Camel Coat for The Midi Skirt. Lightweight flowing fabrics glided down the catwalks for ss'11 whilst keeping the neutral palettes seen last season but with a subtle softness. The influence of Black Swan and the Russian Ballet exhibition could be the reason we'll see delicate ballet pumps and graceful midi-length skirts everywhere. Thin pleats create a naturally elegant silhouette, perfect for a summer breeze.

Revamp Lace. Usually seen in black, this season the lace is lightened to one of the seasons most prominent colours; white. Lace was introduced on the catwalk, despite having a gloriously diverse effect. Romance was exhibited at Valentino, with an opaque delicacy and at Dolce & Gabanna by reinterpreting virginal wedding whites. Contrasting with Christopher Kane's classic use of neon, in luminous oranges, yellows, greens and pinks, creating a sour sweet style.
Stella McCartney
Throw Anything that doesn't fit. The new seasons must-have item, the trouser suit, requires the perfect cut, the focus is on the quality of tailoring in the minimalism trend. For the ultimate power-woman look is it a must that there is no saggy, unflattering and ill-fitted garments. This is why, for the sake of you and your wardrobe, try everything on, and discard what doesn't fit.

Miu Miu
Savour Leather. It seemed that leather was all over Autumn/Winter 2010 with skirts, leggings and jackets made out of the edgy material. Leather crept back into Burberry Prorsum's s/s '11 collection through studded and quilted biker jackets. Structured skirts could be seen at Marios Schwab, Hermes and even Celine, however we feel the next season will show much more of a devotion to such a fashion-worthy fabric.

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1 comment:

  1. love the pleats and lace.