The six letter word that influences a massive wave on any women's closet. I have to say that I despise them due to the whole mere fact that trends are just things you chew for a little while, sudden bursts of flavors enter you fashion sense elevating you to high of thinking "ya I am in the know, you jealous" just until a new one comes hopping around and you spit the old, now boring trend out into to that old picture album to laugh at years later. Trends are just pieces of gum. You chew them up when they are still ripe then spit them out when they spoil leaving an ugly black mark on the sidewalk other wise known as the time I got feather extensions.
But where is the origin of these pieces of gum (they can't just fall from the skies from the fashion gods?
We all know women
who do not have time to scan through thousands of runway shows find
trends through magazines like Vogue that are basically telling us what
to where and what not to wear (hey in/out column I’m talking to you). But where
do these magazines get this "viable" information, which are trends.
Runway Shows. (Bingo)
I will never forget my first viewing
out of many of The Devil Wears
Prada and the long speech where Miranda Priestly (my favorite character,
who wouldn’t side with the devil in this case especially if she wears Prada)
rants, after Andy proclaims "there is no difference between those two
belts", about how ever little decision (even as little as that belt)
in fashion if caches fire produces a rippling effect until that frumpy blue
sweater Andy is wearing is touched by high fashion.
"And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. And then it, uh, filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic Casual Corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. "
- Miranda Priestly
So now when I walk into that Forever 21 store or H and M expecting to get a great deal I am walking into a boatload of trends even though they are
way less expensive
and toned down then there supreme runway versions but they are still loose
forms of trends.
And so now I can only say there is no way to escape the awful thing that influences so many women, Trends.
as I hate this we must embrace trends and so below are 3 of my favorite
trends for spring summer. (Trends that I think should really not be trends.)
(Oh yay sorry about my random rabbling and the fact that you had to read this as an opener
its so long)
Pastels. Ahhhh pastels such a cliché for the spring but after seeing bright hot neon I guess nice cool pastels are a nice cool relief. And I can't deny the way Valintino, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Louis Vuitton have played their pastels with nice intercut fabrics (with cut out detailing) and simple modern color blocking with pastels. But I have to say pastels are not a trend I’d ever follow
because I don't own a stich of pastel and
the fact that it's not cohesive with my style but I love seeing pastels in
action (even if they are the biggest cliché in the book).
with feather boas, drop waist dresses and fringe plenty of fringe we take a blast to the past with viewings of such shows as Ralph Lauren Collection, Gucci, and Marchesa that take us back to those flapper days (hence the title Flapping back into the 1920s). I love this trend because I love the 1920s, classic, beautiful, fringy (is that a word), not to mention the 20s were our first step towards modern fashion. And it is and easy trend to pull off add anything such as a pearl necklace and whala you get your Great Gatsby on.
Baring it All
But not literally because what has become one of my Favorite trends is that of leaving your inner Britney Spears at the door in favor of just flashing the upper abs. I love this trend because unlike that stupid Vegetable print trend,
every woman can wear this flashing trend (to some avail). Just show a little
skin between your cropped top and highwaisted skirt and like magic you have a
look that is sexy yet formal.
Now I only have one question how is the same thing seen over and over in the same season on different runway shows? I mean how in the same season/year is a flash of abs featured in both Dolce and Gabbana and Emilio Pucci. Is there some fashion council where fashion designers meet to discuss up coming trends that will be seen in their shows? If so I want in.