The Latest News and Trends from the World of Fashion by Jessica Simm!
This week has been absolutely hectic throughout the world of fashion. Not only has girl of the moment Mila Kunis been announced as the new face of Dior, but the high street favourites have begun to launch their spring trends for us all to start shopping next seasons wardrobe.
Kunis will be fronting the spring/ summer 2012 Miss Dior handbag collection, in the campaign set to be released early next month. Although it’s an amazing move for the fashion house to add Kunis to their list of famous faces, the brand has also been subject to a major setback this week with Marc Jacobs turning down their offer to replace John Galliano as head of design.
Next, one of my favourite trends the high street has on offer this spring, ‘luxe sportswear’. With each DKNY, Stella McCartney, Victoria Beckham, Alexander Wang, Lanvin and Kenzo featuring aspects of the trend during their autumn 2011 fashion shows, it was bound to make its way onto the high street at some point this year. My favourite shop to sport the style is Topshop, in the form of their trend ‘surf luxe’. Holding more similarities to Alexander Wang’s collection the trend features a combination of neons and metallics, on sporty shapes, with sea inspired patterns and beading.
Another trend making a comeback this spring is the 90s, featuring a combination of pastels and fluorescents, bodycon, midi skirts, crop tops and cycling shorts this style is sure to be a favourite next season. Asos have a great selection in the form of their ‘Rave Nation’ collection, Topshop have their trend ‘90’s Grunge’, Miss Selfridge feature printed leggings, cropped T’s and bodycon dresses throughout their spring/ summer 2012 trends and also River Island are revisiting the decade with printed jeans, loose, cropped, logo sweaters and my personal favourite acid wash denim. Think Mary-Kate Olsen, Rihanna and more or less everything from the film ‘Clueless’. My favourite outfits from this trend consist of printed bodycon dresses with hoodies, high wasted denim shorts with cropped T’s, check shirts or rock T’s and skater dresses over cycling shorts, each teamed with high top converse. For a selection of great hoodies try American Apparel.
The 90s saw an outbreak in individualisation as piercings, tattooing and other forms of body modification began to take off, so this coming spring is all about standing out from the crowd and taking risks in your wardrobe. Grunge your wardrobe up with frayed denim, Aztec prints and neon colours. Tie dye is also a must, which can easily be done at home to turn a plain garment into something a little more exciting. For more wardrobe modifications maybe try adding safety pins, badges, studs or spikes to garments in order to make them unique, try Affleck’s Palace in Manchester’s Northern Quarter for some ideas.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this week’s article and I hope I’ve inspired you to shop the decade in which many of us grew up!