Hightlights: London & Milan’s 2011 Spring Fashion Week

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London

London showed its true colors this season. Yellow was confirmed as a key emerging trend on the London runways, Watermelon pinks replace summer’s perennial coral tones, and floral brights also return to the runways. Mixing bright colors was seen on the runway by designers such as Gucci. Stripe patterns were also seen but with cutouts, draping and soft colorful stripes.

Colors of the RunwayEmilio de la Morena, Burberry Prorsum, Mathew Williamson, Nicole Farhi

StripesKinder Aggugini, Jaeger London

Combining PrintsErdem, Basso & Brooke, Clements Ribeiro, Basso & Brooke

FringeNicole Farhi, Mathew Williamson, Mark Fast

Raffia FringeSass & Bide, Mathew Williamson, Holly Fulton

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Milan

Milan had an amazing fashion week. Designers combined bright colors by layering in unrelated haphazard mixes. Floral prints were very popular for the spring season in Milan, as well as long flowy floral dresses for the spring breeze. Designers such as Just Cavalli and Marni showed amazing trims embellishments using sequins and palliates. Just as in London fringe is also popular in Milan fashion week.

Color ClashAquilano & Rimondi, Gucci

Floral PrintsAquilano & Rimondi, D&G, Alberta Ferretti

FringeGucci, Versace, Roberto Cavalli

Long and FlowyD&G, Maurizio Pecoraro, Alberta Ferretti

EmbellishedJust Cavalli, Marni, Iceberg, Gianfranco Ferre

 

Upcoming trends: Accessories for Fall 2010

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Ready to start shopping for your 2010 Fall Accessories, check out what’s new on the runway and what is still sticking around for another season!

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Winter Fur Accessories, At the more luxurious end of the market are natural-dyed furs (faux and real). Try mixing hair lengths for added contrast, the prominent pelts are long fox fur, tufted rabbit and smooth mink.

In Number Order: 1. Chanel, 2. Michael Kors, 3. Just Cavalli, 4. Thakoon, 5. Oscar De La Renta, 6. Dolce & Gabanna , 7. Oscar De la Renta

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Sequin Accessories, This season low on prints and patterns, instead designers have played with a surface texture and embellishment.

In number order: 1. Issa, 2.Marc Jacobs, 3. Dolce & Gabbana, 4. Louis Vuitton

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Jewel Accessories, After too many seasons of studded accessories, we finally see a move towards more elaborate embellishments as jewel and beaded surfaces come into play for winter.

In number order: 1. 4.1 Phillip Lim, 2. Issa, 3. Bluemarine, 4. Oscar De la Renta, 5. Lanvin, 6. Mark Fast

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Gold hardware – Although we are finally seeing a move away from studding, gold hardware is still evident at designer level, more than likely continue in retail also. Instead of studs though we are seeing gold filigree work, charms, dangling pendants, and coins.

In number order: 1. Dolce & Gabbana, 2. Dolce & Gabbana, 3. Moschino, 4. Alexander Mcqueen

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Miltary – Here’s a trend that taking off in menswear also. The military boot is key item for women this winter. Look for sheepskin linings for an on-trend aviation direction, or try gold buttons for a vintage look. Key colors black, navy and khaki in leather or canvas materials.

In number order: 1. Reed Krakoff, 2. Burberry Prorsum, 3 Burberry Prorsum, 4. Moschino, 5. Mary Katrantzou

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Novelty – Characteristic heels will always have a place at designer level, usually used in fashion shows to help create the story, but many novelty are also appearing on the streets.

In number order: 1. BCBG Max Azria, 2. Balenciaga,  3.Dsquared, 4. Basso & Brooke,  5.Dsquared,  6. Sophia Kokosolaki

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Beaded Fringe Necklace

Fringe, Wear to begin! We’ve seen fringe on boots, bags, dresses, shoes but now this festive trim is adding to the collection. Fashionistas like Kim Kardashian and Rihanna have both been seen sporting fringe necklaces. Even designers such as, Mark Fast, Diane von Furstenberg and Richard Nicoll made there own form of fringe accessories for Spring 2010. With inspiration from Kim Kardashian and Spring 2010 Fashion, this simple Beaded Fringe necklace is all you’ll need to dress up your summer outfits.

My inspiration for this piece is Kim’s fashion sense and Spring 2010. Most designers have added bright colors to there Spring Collection, so I chose a light blue and yellow beaded fringe and attached yellow ribbon to make this simple and easy, yet fashionable necklace.

Spring 2010 CatwalksDiane von Furstenberg,  Mark Fast,  Richard Nicoll,  Sass & Bide

 

Materials

 

Directions

  • Cut 1 yard of Grosgrain ribbon in half
  • Hot glue each one ribbon to one of the ends of the beaded fringe, then take other cut ribbon and hot glue to the other end of the beaded fringe.  

(To see ribbon and fringe glued together watch tutorial)