Thursday, 8 September 2011

What To Wear A/W11 - Textures

The Prada print mix

The Key to this Autumn/Winter fashion and trends styling is all about mixing it up. Blending styles and silhouettes from the 40s upwards to get the look of the season. When it comes to fabrics, prints and fabric finishes it's once again about mixing it all up. Take a tartan dress and pair with a patchwork python boot a la Prada. Or note the appliqued plush velvet on fantasy fur as seen at Alberta Ferretti and the tailored suits that were finished with fur trims at Alexander McQueen. The Aquilano & Rimondi collection was a wholesale haberdashers dream with garments comprising of fabric, fluff, metal studs and ribbons, and that was just one look! And at Chloe and Angelo Marani the message was to wear snakeprints with leopard, brocade,florals, fur trims and patchwork all at the same time. And don't even get me started on what was happening at Dries Van Noten!! print explostion to say the least! This season be inspired by these designers who are working the polar opposite to the 'colour blocking' trend, also out there this season. Think out the box when planning outfits this for evening and daywear. How about a giant pailetted skirt with a oversized luxury knit for an alternative party wear look this winter? Or a gold lame knit coatigan from Stella McCartney worn to the office? Or even consider an overblown dog-tooth fabric as an evening wear option as Salvatore Ferragamo chose to show on his latest catwalk presentation? The choice is yours this season with an abundance of textures and prints to experiment and play with.

Try a skirt with large plastic paillettes with this Acne loose fit knit for a new spin on partywear

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