Monday, 28 May 2012

Mens Print Trend Part 1 Spring Summer 2012

Hi guys here is a continuation of my Fashion trends for Spring Summer 2012. Today I am focusing on Menswear and a couple of the Print trends are Paisley and Ikat.

I have again looked at Catwalk Etro being the main contender for the Paisley Trend. The Etro menswear collection saw men wearing Paisley from head to toe which for those that aren't scared to wear pattern. But for you who just want to tame it simply wear it back with plain bottoms. Or if like me you love your scarves Paisley scarves are a great way to accessorise. My must have is the Zara printed jeans!!!


I love this Pattern and it was a hit a the Burberry Show especially in the Indio. As you can see Burtons and Topman have used it within their shirt collections. Its even on Shoes at Asos which looks great but I prefer it on clothing. Again this trend works worn back with plain bottoms. I have seen it on trousers too again I think printed pants will take awhile for men to wear- except Camouflage which I will be talking about later on another post. Pattern for menswear is getting stronger each season and I think we will be seeing a lot more of it!!!!
Photography by Filippo Fior and Yannis Viamos these images are not mine 

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Spring Summer 2012 Print Trends

Well its been awhile since my last post. With juggling freelance work and kids time is limited however I wanted to write about some of the Key Print Trends  for this season. I will be adding more in the next few weeks but here are some of my favourite trends from Catwalk to High Street. There is some great affordable outfits out there on the UK high street and here is a selection. Remember if you are wearing Print you can go all out and wear top to bottom in Print but for those that want to tame these trends why not wear Printed tops with plain bottoms. Enjoy!!

This is a Key trend this summer from the Pucci/ Etro / Jill Saunders/ Matthew Williamson Catwalk to name a few. The High street shops interpreted this trends in a variety of ways from allover printed dresses at Warehouse to Placement tops at River Isand. Depending on your mood you can make it sophisticated and elegant to Boho chic.There is something for everyone and I LOVE classic pattern a must have this season.

Flower Power
No surprise but there was an explosion of florals on the catwalks, designers Christopher Kane/ Chole/ Prada/ Mary Katrantzou/ Erdem used budding florals. Designers interpreted this trend in various forms from flowers between sheer fabric at Christopher Kane/ Photographic digital garden florals at Mary Katrantzou to sophisticated floral buds at Erdem. I saw this Trend for S/S13 at Premier Vision show in Paris in February and its not going away!!

The floral trend on the high street is everywhere from Printed tops at Oasis ( which by the way is looking amazing and is one of my favourite shops for this season to printed trousers at Top shop and if you want to wear them on your feet try Asos for their printed Wedges so don't hold back there is something for everyone!!

Last season I wrote about this trend called Tropicana but whats exciting about this Season is that the tropical imagery is mirrored and digitally printed giving it a modern look. Influences from Givenchy resort collection toStella MaCartney was a key for this trend.
Miss Selfridge have loads of amazing tropical in store and I love this dress on the neutral ground. Again I have to mention Oasis last but not least our supermarkets like Sainsburys and Asda even have these prints in their clothing ranges so you don't have to break the bank to look great and be on trend.
Watch out for some of my menswear Spring/ Summer 2012 trends coming soon!!!
images via photography Monica Feudi, Yannis Viamos images from High Street stores own websites please note these are not my images.