If you’re reading this blog then you’re obviously a super-stylish fashionista, and unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past 2 weeks it can’t have escaped your knowledge that we are entering the third of the four most fashionable weeks in the fashion world calendar. New York and London have been and gone and now Gucci opened Milan today with a deliciously dark show that paid tribute to its twenties origins. With sequins, flapper style dresses, drop waists, fringing and art deco motifs, it’s just a matter of time before this new trend goes viral in celeb land! (In fact a reliable source told me that French Connection showcased a fabulous flapper dress at Bristol Fashion Week only last night!)
Fancy yourself as a bit of a trendsetter? Then get ahead of the fashion game and head on over to Tellusfashion for a unique way to wear the hottest trends, safe in the knowledge that you won’t meet 3 other people on the same night wearing the carbon copy of your outfit! For some fabulous fringing check out this White Fringe Dress or Camel Coloured Halter Neck Maxi Dress. For a knockout mini then try this vintage style Faded Rose Dress. All designed by Ekaterina Kukhareva who puts emphasis on using fringing and beading in her designs-perfect for the 1920s look!
What do you think of this forthcoming trend? Will you be vamping it up in the vintage look? Tellus…
The Obi Belt is the biggest belt trend of the season with the likes of Marc Jacobs, Gucci and Hugo Boss going crazy from them this summer; but you don’t need to pay designer prices to the gorgeous look.
The high street is covered with waist-clinching, gorgeous, bold and dramatic belts to really add some eastern glam your outfits this summer, whether you are wearing a tailored blazer, a flowing maxi or a casual tunic.
This gorgeous coin embellished Topshop belt is just £32 and perfect to put with any outfit to add some spice. If you prefer something simpler then why not try this tan ASOS belt for £12.
From metallics to leather there is every style and shape out there so be sure to pick your favourite one and start injecting some eastern style into your wardrobe.
By DANIELLE JENNINGS
(Images: 1. Marc Jacobs Spring 2011 Style.com, 2. Gucci Spring 2011 chic-steals.com, 3. Hugo Boss Obi Belt, wgsn-wis.blogspot.com, 4. Topshop.com, 4. Asos.com)
SS11 saw tribal prints, fierce leather, liquid silks and golden tones bring a warm African sunset to the cold shores of the shows, as the designers offered a new twist to urban safari.
At Gucci, Frida Giannini broke up decorative beading, tassels, and rope effect belts with strong leather outerwear. Pat McGrath ensured red lips and nails popped against the muted background and gold tribal jewellery pulled the collection seamlessly together. In Milan, models walked in classic camel coloured trousers, toughened with calf height cross stitching and finished with woven heels, the whole look oozing a polished glamour.
In Paris, Stefano Pilati mixed gorgeous chiffons, waterfall flowing silks and crisp pussy bow blouses with just a hint of urban safari. He echoed Gucci’s gold chunky strap sandals and offered a twist on the trench with a sleeveless khaki trench dress. This transcended into YSL’s SS11 campaign, where their black draped dress was transformed into an urban safari staple against a voluminous leafy background.
Derek Lam offered a relaxed city safari look for his New York show, channelling his west coast American roots with batik prints. Loose hair unified a mixed collection, while gladiators returned from their brief hiatus. Other stand out safari pieces included a sheer skirt that looked as if it was woven from raffia and skimmed down the runway exuding holiday hut charm, and a luxe silk jumpsuit interrupted with a tan leather belt.
Nailing this trend is all about buying into the safari colour palette which emerged time and time again. Sunset tones reigned supreme with gold, tan, burnt tangerine and rust making an appearance.
Take the look from safari to sidewalk with mix and match butter soft leathers, contrasting silks, and textured accessories that aren’t afraid to banish those British winter blues, and bring the savannah right to your door.