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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Microtrends

Please excuse my long overdue and unsolicited roundup of Fall 2012 fashion month. Truth be told, I was barely paying attention, but I've diligently spent the last two three nights sifting through the collections and while I came away with a clear sensation of the obvious references--pantsuits! 60's! orange! baroque opulence!--I was also able to pick up on a few trends that were being quietly whispered as opposed to loudly proclaimed. Here they are, in no particular order:

1. Cankles: boots were slouchy in the weirdest places this season--or covered in hair. Either way, this can only mean one thing: ankles are OUT and log legs are IN! (L to R: Givenchy, Moncler Gamme Rouge, Aquilano, Alexander McQueen)

2. Head-to-toe wallpaper prints. See? I knew I was onto something with my grandma couch print pants. Just call me a trend forecaster. (L to R: Sophie Theallet, Anna Sui, Carven, Miu Miu)

3. Powderpuff coats. These guys are all roomy through the shoulders and arms. They came in other colors, too, like the ubiquitous powder blue (as seen at Acne). (L to R: Jil Sander, Antonio Berardi, Lyn Devon, Chloe)

4. Needlepoint. Insert joke about "not your grandma's needlepoint." Because seriously, it's not at all like your grandma's needlepoint. (L to R: Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana, Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana)

5. Wide horizontal stripes on dresses. Slimming schmimming. Who cares if you look like a double wide--these stripes are graphic, bright, and cheery. (L to R: Otswald Helgason, Carven, Victoria by Victoria Beckham, Ohne Titel)

6. Split hems. Such a tiny detail but one that I noticed right away. Looks especially fresh on a slim, cropped cut. I foresee some ill-advised at-home DIY attempts to get this look with a pair of scissors. My pants are quaking in fear. (L to R: Rachel Comey, Rachel Comey, Rebecca Taylor, 3.1 Phillip Lim)

9 comments:

  1. Loving these trends!!! I would definitely rock most of them (maybe not the boots though ;) )
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  2. This is a great post! I'm with you on these 100%!

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  3. The D&G needlepoint is fabulous! as for the boots... the needlepoint is fabulous!

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  4. I love the boot trends to be honest... good news for all my cankle friends!

    becks
    http://fabulous-junk.blogspot.com

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  5. Hello! I've been reading for a few years! Last week, you boarded the bus I was on, and I chickened out of saying hi, as I thought it would be awkward. But I love your blog! and the post! I just had to say something!

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    1. I so wish you had said 'Hi'! Iit would have made my effing day/year. Not to pile on the guilt or anything but man, you really missed out on making my life more awesome ;)

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  6. Hi, no chance of us ever been on the same bus, but I will definitely say hi if that ever had to happen, just so you know. :)
    The outfits are not bad, but the boots? Oh damn, maybe the first pair, but only if a pair of pants are tugged into them, otherwise, I dont think.
    Thanks for the comment on my last post, I have to agree with you, to be honest, it was a paid post, but I am serious about not wearing make up, and one look like Pam in public, she looks like a f*&^g ghost!
    Take care!
    Colin.

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  7. Split hems, eh? I've never noticed that but it looks pretty cool. I hope you do it, I wanna see the result. Don't let me down and I wont let you down.

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