The greatest thing about stripes is that its wearable no matter what your body shape is, whether it be curvy, pear-shaped or petite. They also come in different widths, lengths and colours, but as with every fashion choice one design might not go as well with another. The student on the left hand side wears a mocha sweater printed with horizontal black stripes (Yes, horizontal and vertical can make a difference). She dresses safe as she pairs the sweater with black jeans and black leather boots and accessories with a gold necklace and faded sunglasses. Stripes will forever be a trend, (supported by the reasons listed above) alongside with the idea that fashion repeats itself. On the right hand side, you can see a piece exhibited by a model from the Marc of Marc Jacob 2011 Spring collection. She is wearing a blouse of thicker stripes and darker colours indigo and lilac, fastened with bold, gold buttons with frills on the edge. She wears this with denim jeans with gold zips, a black handbag with gold buckles and, yep you guessed it, black loafers with a gold pattern. Although this was showcased for the spring 2011 collection, the colours used seem more suitable for the winter period rather than summer, the same goes for the student regardless of the nude mocha colour, any colour placed with black, a neutral pigment will go with anything.
The girl on the left has a vivid sense of style. She is wild! In a good way, this outfit has the right combination of leopard print and animal print (When I say "animal", I meant the horses). The leopard print will and forever be a popular trend, people say its tacky but it solely depends on how you wear it. This was appropriately portrayed by Isaac Mizrahi in his pre-fall 2009 collection. I feel that this trend will dominate winter sales, it certainly has done so for the fashion world.
Yesterday, I went to the London College Of Fashion! See, I'm a CAPS student which means I'm a part of their enrolling scheme. I loved every second of every seminar, which made me excited about attending their institution. Anyway, when the seminars were over, I left and found an exhibition, but not just any exhibition, an eye wear exhibition!! These eye wear pieces are extraordinary to the core, the students who created them are very, very talented and open-minded when it comes to creativity. I mean, there's even a pair of eye wear influenced under Lego blocks! Each pair has a story behind them both visual and intellectual, but they all served their purpose, when it comes to fashion and art.Some are wearable and some are made for display only. I applaud them (and when I say 'them', I mean the students) and commend their expertise. :)
It's September and that can only mean one thing...Back To School! Yes the academic year is among us and keeping in trend is hard enough, with the British weather playing tricks on us. Is it still summer or is autumn fast approaching? But never fear as the following students take control with these fashionable combinations.
Here, we have a student who's attire is influenced by the Gothic trend. Which of course is the current trend for Autumn/Winter 2012. The Mickey Mouse design was (During the summer/Spring 2012) and still is a popular trend. She does a good job of maintaining consistency of the colour black, which is a very slimming colour and explains why the "LBD" (Little Black Dress) is a hit. The snake- print leather belt is a reminder of how much we love animal prints. Her shoes add variety when it comes to colour as the creamy-brown sneakers gives her outfit a boyish charm. However adding simplistic jewellery like the silver bracelet, ring and necklace adds a feminine touch.
This student has got the leather trend hooked! Again black is the chosen colour for this outfit , which catches a passers by attention. The grey top and grey jeans adds variation to the outfit and is a colour that well present itself this autumn/winter 2012. Graciously finished with a vintage touch, mickey mouse pops up again in this piece in the form of a comic strip bag and last but not least a pair of plum converses which creates a comfortable clash.
This student is wearing an indigo lace top with a floral design, thus combining two of the latest designs features in catwalks. Which is found in Elie Saab's and Valentino's Fall 2012 couture line; Lace, dark colours and floral patterns. This piece is casually completed with denim jeans to go with the indigo top and handsomely clashed with a subtle cream shoulder bag and black sneakers.
An outfit doesn't look as good if your not comfortable, which is more than I can say for this student. She wears a a grey jumper with black freckled detail, which makes the design look less dull. Kinda similar to the dress design from Chanel's Fall 2012 couture line.But knit wear is one of the many looks for this autumn, she continues to take advantage of this trend by adding a black crochet knitted skirt produces a compromise to the clothing. Finally finishing it off military style with black lace-up leather boots and khaki shoulder bag.
Again black is a reoccurring colour in this entry but simple seems to come in handy when it comes to dressing yourself. Block colours which was a wholesome trend during this summer is still crawling its way back into autumn. Red and black was a duo that influenced Ulyana Sergeenko's Fall 2012 couture line, seems to be the best way to go this season. Both sexy but very sophisticated. Our student displays a black long-sleeve shirt , fastened with gold buttons accompanied with red jeans fastened with a black belt. Then of course concludes with black shoes with laces and silver studs and a black leather backpack.
Geek is the new chic! This statement is furthermore supported by this student and makes going back to school more fashionable. We start with a white collar accessorized with a gold chain, which creates a geeky look. Then composed with a mint green sweater for the main body and clashed with grey stonewashed jeggings. Finally completed with (A much favored trend for this academic term ) black hi tops and a floral print bag.