Last year, we gave one of our members the chance to grab an exclusive seat at Vogue UK’s biannual trend talk. The one and only Emily Zak (of our “How I Made It In Fashion” event panel) gave out the inspiring chestnuts of fashion know-how that will be driving all the major trends this spring. Take a look at Tamsin’s guest post on the event below, and remember: you heard it here first!
So what is in store for Spring/Summer 2011? Vogue’s Emily Zak presented an overview from the collections highlighting the key trends for the coming season.
The spring/summer 2011 catwalks were dominated by a storm of COLOUR, as opulent tones, worn in daringly clashing blocks, emerged across designers’ collections. See Gucci, below on the left.
Another key look for the season is SPORTS WEAR. Sleek, well-cut and modern looks with a glamorous edge shone through for S/S as seen (above, right) in Isabel Marant’s collection above. Whether it is just focussing on details such as zips, racer backs and hi-tech fabrics this trend is accessible for all.
As an alternative to the camel tones worn throughout the Autumn, NUDE fabrics will be a big feature this spring. Soft and gentle tones in both delicate and tough fabrics will provide a chic alternative to the season’s brighter colours, as seen in Chloe’s S/S collection below.
As in previous seasons, DENIM is not going anywhere. However, rather than skinny jeans it will be all about loose fitting, low slung cuts best worn belted. (See Elie Tahari S/S below).
Contrasting from previous seasons soft and floaty whites, this season embodies precision TAILORING. Sharp crisp well cut pieces as seen in the LiLee show above require few accessories to complete the effortlessly tailored look.
Beautiful deep BLUES and zesty ORANGES make a significant appearance this Spring. Eye-catching soft silks and satins in various shapes and forms light up the collections as seen in Matthew Williamson and Fendi below.
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