It’s official. Christmas is over. We can no longer hang onto New Year like our lives depend on it, and sure it may not quite be twelfth night yet but everything worth celebrating has gone. Feeling depressed yet? I know I am!
With the New Year comes a lot of depression, dieting and uncertainty. But it also brings something that we can be certain about, the trend forecast. This does not involve as much umming and erring as the weather forecast as essentially these trends have already been created. Spring/Summer catwalks happen the autumn before, so we can be pretty sure of what to expect.
To give you something to look forward to, here is the break down of the trend you will be sporting this spring, get your shopping lists and Pinterest accounts at the ready!
Less is more is certainly the ruling here. Every season designers give us some other way of revealing flesh. The always-popular bare chest under a blazer made a return at Preen, Dior and Stella McCartney. Whilst Balenciaga decried that bra tops were the perfect new work wear staple. Sheer was the word at Nina Ricci and Haider Ackermann. Note to self: best worn with Dutch courage.
Neon, Neon, Neon
Repeat trend number two. Yes we’ve seen it before but what better way to shake us and wake us out of our monochrome winter slumber? Louis Vuitton did not fail to show off with models descending onto the catwalk from escalators in neon checkerboard prints. Simone Rocha bought a fresh girly translation of the trend in the form of floaty, daisy embroidered fabrics. We hope the high street has some lined up for us poorer types!
Sometimes you have to look to the past for inspiration and where better to look than the sixties? Louis Vuitton nails a second trend with beehives and sixties silhouettes. Or follow Moschino’s lead with thigh skimming mini skirts. It’s all the perks of vintage without the jumble sale smell.
Look to the east for a luxe look this spring. Hermes, Dries Van Noten, Miu Miu and Haider Ackerman all provided lose fitting fabrics, which are very forgiving (just what we could all do with after a Christmas binge.) Prada and Miu Miu pair airy silks with fur so you can sport the trend early without catching pneumonia.
Be a good sport
Sportswear has stopped being a trend and has become as much of a staple item of clothing as jeans and t-shirts. So it came as no surprise when a flurry of Olympic fever collections found their way onto the Spring/Summer 13 catwalks. Ashish presented the kind of sports wear we can all deal with, ironic logo sweaters and lazy topknots, student style down to a T. Richard Nicoll gave the shell suit some much needed glam with patent silver heels. And Vice Versa at Moschino Chip and Chic where party dresses were paired with Nike Air Max. I sure am thrilled that the Lily Allan trend is back and I will be able to jog home from a night out in my gym trainers.
Hopefully by now you will be so distracted writing spring shopping lists and digging out your old Nike Airs that you have completely forgotten that the C word (that’s Christmas) is all over.
Happy New Year!