Saturday, February 20, 2010

spring/summer 2010 trends I dig

Here is a summarization of a few of my favourite trends emerging this season. A little delayed but I guess better late than never.

True Romance


Victor & Rolf via


Back to the Future (Oversized ruffles and draping)

Victor & Rolf, Lanvin
I love Victor & Rolf's over-the-top collections of massive ruffles, tulle skirt dress, and draping. The contrasting style and silouhette are reminiscent of the fierceness from the 80's. The look is revitalized by creating a harmony of geometric shapes and soft feminine curves. When I look at this collection, I find it so dynamic since I interpret it in so many different ways. At first glance, a cute girly ballerina, but if you look closely the details show that she is fierce and means business, the embellishments give a hint of futuristic glamour at the same time. Lanvin's collection shows to be more subtle using thicker, solid colour fabric and stiffer folds in ruffles. Nonetheless, the playfulness and sophistication are coupled impeccably. This summer, a one shoulder or strapless, solid colour, cocktail dresses with oversized ruffles become a basic staple for the hot mamas out there. This piece is going to turn heads on its own, so be sure to go easy with choosing accessories. Avoid big chunky necklaces and over accessorizing as they will take the attention away from the dress and make you look cluttered.

Jean Paul Gautier via Roberto Cavalli via

The Bare Essential

Marc Jacobs, Dior, Roberto Cavalli, Isaac Mizrahi, Jean Paul Gautier
Apparently, this summer's temperature is going to skyrocket off the chart. Luckily, the designers already got this under control for us and no longer do we have to drench in sweats. This season, the sexiness leaves the bedroom. When underwear becomes outerwear, I automatically think of Britney Spear's "Slave for You" MV. However, the lingerie look gives much more elegance without being overtly sexual. The style, inspired by the romantic look of the 40's, offers a more nostalgic sensuality. Bras and corsets are worn over dresses, or under a sheer top or blazer. Sheer fabric such as silk and chiffon are light and breathable, perfect to wear as shirts and dresses. Light neutral and pastel colours such and nude, ivory, and light pink give out the subtle flirty vibe. Fitted corset accentuates the sensuality of the feminine curve that would intrigue and entice every straight guy. Don't forget full lips, and voluminous wavy hair to complete the look.