Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Fash Pack News Flash


Giovanna Battaglia
Fruits in fruition
The international fashion weeks are now all done and dusted and now we have an idea of the trends that will  be big come next Autumn ( Catwalk reports coming soon to The Style Eye) As well as scouring through every show of every city on the Internet, identifying every trend micro or macro - one of my favourite things to check out at the fashion weeks are the images from the fash-pappers. Tommy Ton for, Yvan Rodic from Facehunter and of course,  Mr and Mrs original street style bloggers, Scott Schuman of the Sartorialist and Garance Dore. What I love about these candid photographs is that the fashion and style is instant and street ready. Looking and lusting over new, fabrics, cuts and shapes for autumn is all very well but you have to wait six months before you can get your hands on any of it. Photographs of well respected fashion editors from the international bibles of style in current season collections, show not only what will be the big hitters once the season is in full swing but also how to tackle one of the trickiest fashion conundrums - Transitional style. Hence the title Fash Pack News Flash - a quick interim lesson from the front row elite on how to wear summers style picks. Tangerine in February ? Summer sandals and its still chilly? Fab fruit prints on the dullest of days? Sounds crazy? Not if you look at how those high summer pieces have been styled for the front row. Take the photograph, shown here of Giovanna Battaglia, fashion editor of L'Uomo Vogue. She has silhouetted spring 2011 collection silver sparkly ballroom style shoes against black opaque tights. Its a perfect transient look - something new and boxfesh to get the spring wardrobe started paired with the practicality and warmth of the tights. The fash pack have also decreed that the bright colours which were all over the catwalks last autumn will come into fruition starting with a eye-popping shades of flouorange, shocking pink and red. Ditto the bonkers but cool fruit prints from Prada and Stella McCartney. See in the photos here how one fashionista manages to pull the look off in early March with a silk blouse and over sized angora cardy. Street style pappers are now so popular that show guests are having to ditch the traditional 'black is the new black' and step up their game in eye-catching outfits. Getting a feature on one of the above mentioned blogs is now almost a rite of passage for some fashion journalists and stylists. Which is why now watching what goes on outside the shows is now just as important as what happens inside the show.

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