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. …

Pink Peacock color trend

Ultra-feminine nuance but with healthy irreverence. Fuchsia is not the color for introverted. Wear it effortlessly with the maxi dresses of Vivetta and Stella McCartney, or the rock tube by Moschino. For a classic allure in a bold version, the iridescent suit Piccione.Piccione. …

Mellow Rose color trend

Class and bon ton quintessence, powder is sweetness and romance. It does not matters if in the minimal lines of Agnana and Nina Ricci, or in the magnificent opulence of Ermanno Scervino and Elie Saab. For those who know that kindness is the best weapon of seduction, this is the color of success. …

Vents: sexy trend

They have the effect of exposing sexy legs: vents are making a comeback from the eighties and the trend is hotter than ever this winter.  Vented pencil skirts pair wonderfully with men’s style shirts and simple turtlenecks. If part of a suit, the “by night” vented style requires bare, sexy shoulders. By Michael Kors, Lanvin and Trussardi.

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