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Trend Reports: Victoria Beckham inspires, breeches, and More…

In Fashion, Fashion Heat, Good Look, Trend, Trend Report on November 26, 2009 at 10:16 pm

Before fashion week starts,  anticipation levels are high. But when your favorite designer releases a new collection, it’s your chance to observe and conjure ideas for your own wardrobe. There’s nothing more liberating than being a leader, and starting a trend. Fashion designers can be that much needed guide to give you that extra needed little push. There were an abundance of trends in the spring/summer 2010 fashion weeks, but Rouz Daily picked the ones worth noting.

Set 1. If you feel your wardrobe needs some inspiration, consider the theory of perspectival illusionism. Trompe l’oeil (trick the eye) is an old baroque method that’s making a comeback in fashion this spring.  Hiroko Koshino, Caroline Charles, and Iodice have all adapted the technique in their spring/summer 2010 collections creating soft, playful, fascinating minimalist dresses. But because the look creates a dramatic effect, accessories are best kept to a minimum.

Set 2. Practical and roomy, breeches are a must-wear item for 2010. Replacing the harem pant, the breech is refined fashion emblem going back to the 1920s. Whether worn in tradition beige (RM by Roland Mouret), bright neon (Salvatore Ferragamo)or Spanish inspired (Falguni & Shane Peacock), there’s no correct way to wear them, it’s just fashionable to have them.

Set 3. Don’t believe the stereotype, grey is not a gloomy colour. Fashion Editor Christine Centener of Harper’s Bazaar Australia wears it exquisitely, and she was the inspiration behind me selecting this trend. Designers Wayne, Fin and Yigal Azrouël know not to underestimate the power of the monochromatic hue. Grey can be accentuated with loud shoes, the bag and accessories, or be left simple and it’s still guaranteed to illicit a chic effect.

Set 4. It started in 1607 as a single turkey-plume headpiece for Pocahontas, the temptress to Captain John Smith. Now it’s been extended to shoes and particularly – dresses. The Feather Hem Dress is dainty and ravishing. And designers such as Roksanda Ilincic, Giambattista Valli and Naeem Khan are relishing in the ruffle of features this spring.

Set 5. Victoria Beckham spearheaded a movement in the fashion industry. Her ingenuity for sharp edges, cleans lines and short bouffant skirts had designers including Dennis Basso, Elie Saab and Elise Overland fleeing to the drawing board to emulate her look for their collections.

Set 6. Caped-sleeves personify that 1930s movie star whose fashion eloquence we all craved. Designers Eva and Delia, threeASFOUR and Erin Fetherston are utilizing the look and as you can see, it’s produced successful results. Bring out your inner Carole Lombard and Joan Crawford with a cape-sleeved coat. Match it with some long leather gloves and fedora to complete the look.