I don’t quite know what it is, but as soon as July hits I get an instant urge to start preparing for my Autumn/ Winter wardrobe, when really I should be starting to enjoy the summer weather that has taken so long to arrive (or at least in Glasgow anyway). This year has been no different and I am extremely keen to start pulling together outfits for next season, especially since there are so many trends that I can’t wait to try out.
The trends for Autumn/ Winter vary from designer to designer. We saw masculinity and androgyny at Chanel last fashion week, a take on different eras: the forties and the sixties at Miu Miu and Prada respectively but my favourite trend has to be the comeback of 90s grunge and the use of harder fabrics such as leathers and glossy pvc, rougher edges through the use of studs and spikes, giving fashion a domintarix spin.
The main statements I’m hoping to implement into my look next season is simplistic make-up, using bold colours on my lips such as purple and black, crosses will be the print/shape I will definitely be trying out with maybe some feathers a la Ungaro, sheer tights, grungy knits with plenty of rips and holes, armour jewellery… the list goes on
Take a look below at some of my fashion inspiration for next season, can’t wait to start rolling out the trends….
What are you’re favourite trends for AW11 and what inspires you? Tellus
One of the most recognisable, and most expensive, fashion trademarks is currently the subject of a lawsuit.
Christian Louboutin’s red soles are the recognised hallmark of a Louboutin, and now the designer has launched a lawsuit over copycat soles produced by YSL.
The lawsuit allegedly cites four models – YSL’s Palais, Woodstock, Tribtoo and Tribute as the culprits, with Louboutin stating these designs have all copied his patented red soles.
According to Refinery 29, Christian Louboutin is suing for a massive $1 million for infringing on his trademark style, and is quoted by the Telegraph’s fashion team as calling the soles “virtually identical”.
YSL are said to be making no comment on the offending shoes which are still on sale.
As Louboutin was awarded trademark rights over red soles in 2008, our money backs him as the victor, but at the time of press, the dispute was ongoing.
There is no denying that make-up is every bit as important as the clothes during Fashion Week and it most certainly completes the final look – where would we be without it girls?!
Fashion Week Feb/March 2011 has confirmed that for Autumn/Winter 2011, its all about having a bold lip and keeping the rest of your make-up to a bare minimum. My favourite lip colour from fashion week has been the striking purple we (almost) saw at the YSL show in Paris. Slightly gutted they pulled it last minute, but TellusFashion still reckon its a ‘dead cert’ for next seasons palette!
Its certainly no secret, that I am all for a plum lip so when I saw this shade from YSL I quickly fell in love…
What were your favourite Beauty looks from Fashion Week?
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.