Is it Michael Jakcson’s death and the many Jackson 5 vids that we recently saw, which influenced Marc Jacobs when he had to choose the models haircut for the LV Show ? Blondes, brunettes, rouquines… they all wore an incredibly big afro on the runway, glamorized with a cute bow. Ethnic focus is also in the Modern Squaw outfits, from dresses to jackets and shoes.
We remember of the Romance Hunters of Marc’s collection at NYC Fashion Week, here we have some Safari Bourgeoise, ready to hunt chic with their stuffed shoulder bag.
It was just a matter of time before the bicycle passion would be declined in fashion, so here is the comeback of …. cycling shorts ! I’m so not ready for that, but I saw Fonelle marvel at these on her blog, right after the défilé. Wait and see.
And finally, something that could really be a hit in the coming months : Pompoms everywhere ! On bags, shoes, dresses… an easy DIY for your cold winter sundays.
First, 4 trends that we saw in various other shows : zips, leather, volume layers and iridescence. The shoes are brilliant but we’ll prepare a special post about SS2010 shoes trends.
Apart from that, Alexander McQueen plays with patterns and designs dresses as if seen through a kaleidoscope. This is also a process used in recent video clips, as in Little Boots’ Remedy, and for Basement Jaxx’s comeback hit Raindrops. McQueen goes even further and drifts to Rorschach’s stains. There appear new patterns, from snake skin to skull in flames. You thought you had seen anything possible in the biker codes use ? This is very clever indeed.
Samouraïs have certainly inspired the designer, for his strong shoulders costumes, and there’s a general feeling of body structure, as we see the feminine countess hips. French Grazia or ELLE – can’t remember – was lately talking about the new icons, who look much more like the girl next-door (not too tall, not too thin, with feminine curves), and this could be directed to this particular girl.
Finally, there is something very interesting in the half-outfits. You can divide in two parts, bearing two personalities. It could be the natural equivalent to the half-shaved hairdo, or at least the asymetric haircut that made quite a comeback on fashionistas these last weeks. Now you can coordinate your dress to your hair. Sounds perfect.
KALEIDOSCOPIC / RORSCHACH
ZIPS & LEATHER
VOLUMES – LAYERING FABRICS
After a trip back to Blade Runner last season, Gareth is still into classy fashion sci-fi.
Any silhouette can be seen as the character of a dark futurist movie, which scenario I’d love to read.
I imagine the world in 2214, after the apocalypse the earth is covered with ashes. I recognize a high priestess, the underworld queen, some common people, exhausted servants, in a sad sad world. But they will survive. Yeah. Yeah. This collection is very much inspired by Edward Scissorhands also I guess, and his hugs undoubtedly provoked irreversible damages.
Leathers, torn outfits, iridescent greys, goth inspiration, religious style, zips zips zips, sci-fi business.
TORN (You’re a little late, Im already torn)
London Fashion Week – Summer-Spring 2010 – House of Holland
Once again, we get some mix of see-through, laces and undies out. Finally a return of the big nanny pants – not so nanny if worn this way…
The messaged tees are back on. And an emerging trend, the business look, here with striking colors, geometric pattern, and cut out parts.
See-through and lace
Undies Out and Culotte
London Fashion Week – Summer-Spring 2010 – Christopher Kane
Picnic + Lolita + See-through & Undies + Pastel / Pale / Light
Sofia Coppola movie Virgin Suicides meets Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita.
London Fashion Week – Summer-Spring 2010 – Matthew Williamson
Satin and Embroidery, as seen on various shows for Spring-Summer 2010 as for last season. Jackets, suits and skirt for Glitter Business. Geometry is now focusing on triangle, after various use of the pyramide in music artworks and generally graphic design. Acid lemon is the new jaune fluo, sour sour sour. And finally, a rising trend, the homemade Cinderalla dress : gather your scarves and old fabrics, sew everything together, there you have the Cindie dress. Is it full of holes ? Perfect, this is fashion.
NYC Fashion Week – Summer-Spring 2010 – Marc Jacobs
A mix of the pyjama and see-through trend, continuity of last season with the visible underwear and the hunter look, come back of the not so far away harlequin / columbine mood, and a fresh note with the ballerina grace.
Half shy, half sexy. Half sweet, half warrior.
Sir, Yes, Sir / Romance Hunter
Updated Harlequin & Columbine
Undies Out !