Patterns, patterns, all of the patterns. And I mean patterns in style, aka trends. PBJ readers may remember my first trendspotting post from last month highlighted a camo comeback and the return of studs. I liked it, and with NZ Fashion Week on the brain there’s a treasure trove of trendspotting.
Women’s clothing is not my bag, but trends I feel are an overarching concept. Here’s what trends I found and fancied:
Silver and [some] gold fabrics were everywhere. Check the silver loafers and lace ups worn by Zambesi models, also more collections than not featured a silver dress of some length.
Red + Cherry/Wine Shades
The red spectrum was good to see, I’m a sucker for burgundy and darker reds. This jacket by Stolen Girlfriends Club is immensely cool. As with the silver dress, a staple in many collections was a red dress of varying lengths and formalities.
I know what you’re thinking: mesh, yikes. I think in moderation mesh is potentially amazing. Picture this mesh guys’ top from Stolen over another long-sleever [you would never wear it by itself]. As an added element, mesh makes an outfit more “I know layers” and less “I’m too sexy for my shirt.”
Other trends cited were dashes of yellow, sets of orange, a few PVC materials, and fur. I wanted to see more orange on the menswear front and fur is not something I’d advocate [except faux all the way]. And of course crazy awesome patterns were everywhere, not uncommon at Fashion Week. But until I see a consistency in the type of patterns running around then I see no trend.
Also I have to shamelessly plug Egoist here, whose current/outgoing winter collection featured both a mesh-layered hoodie and silver chucks. I was proudly wearing my ‘Space Boots’ at Zambesi’s show:
Just sayin’, we were on to something!
These trends will be the ones to look for in A/W 2013, keep those eyes peeled.