Trends

Free rein with PACHWORK

Free rein with small checks on skirts, pants and knits… Colored by Dior, more subdued by Proenza Schouler and Drome. It’s a daring choice, so be careful: choose highly creative and stylish items, you don’t want to look like a freak (which is tolerable only if you’re under twenty), and pick monochromatic accessories, we’re not clowns in a circus! …

Western style trend

The Western style has been in the air for about a year, since Raf Simons landed at the helm of Calvin Klein. As the total cowboy look is a bit intimidating, go for a few touches here and there: the beautiful checked shirts by Hermes, for a metropolitan cowgirl look; the total black blouses by Ferretti, the suede shirts by Chloè. Cowboy boots are this season’s must have: wear them also with long and loose-fitting dresses. …

ETHNIC trend

Paisley prints, Navajo colors, interwoven fabrics and elaborate trimmings at the fashion shows by Etro, Elie Saab, DSquared. Inspiration comes from far-away countries and trips across the world. Don’t be afraid to overdo it: feel free to wear sandals with fur details, shearling bags, turbans and colored headbands, bone bracelets and showy earrings. As if you were just back from a long journey… …

RUSSET ORANGE color trend

Watchword: vivacity. With bright orange or its warm opaque nuance, winter is no longer dismal. Choose the first in a short and shiny version like the new Moschino collection. Decline the second in soft Givenchy dresses and Elisabetta Franchi furs, if you prefer elegance to irreverence. …

Tapestry Trend

This winter’s trendiest women wear tapestry-like fabrics: Jeremy Scott for Moschino designed long evening gowns with fabrics evocative of precious Persian rugs. Fausto Puglisi introduced mini padded velvet dresses with gold and crystal embroidery, as sumptuous-looking as Baroque cushions. Dolce & Gabbana showed a collection of damask outfits in pop colors. No pairings though: if you go for the tapestry trend, stick to the total look. …

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