Forget about the doom and gloom of the recession with the style that takes you back to your childhood. From pencilled graphics on t-shirts to bold prints on coats, it is all about having some fun. Innocent bows and cute hearts will add some youth to any tired outfit. Clashing prints and images are what makes this trend so wearable. Just mix it up and have a play; after all everybody's young at heart.
Each season Marc Jacobs' shows are the hottest ticket in town. Spring/Summer2010 was no exception. His younger more playful and dare we say cooler line, Marc by Marc Jacobs, did not disappoint. Bursting with vibrant patterns, clashing neons and all-wrapped-up in pretty bows, what more could any girl want. The main trend that will be ruling your wardrobes come spring time is the tribal print. From jodphur pants and graphic tees, to 40s skirts and all-in-ones, wear African-inspired pattern from head to toe.
Described as a nod to 80s youth culture, this trend is already making an impact on street style. We spotted this trendy Londoner at London Fashion Week wearing a denim jacket over a patterned play-suit, bearing a striking resemblance to the Marc by Marc Jacobs vision seen only a week before at New York Fashion Week. The little black boots make the outfit work all the way into winter, so maybe you won't have to wait until summer after all.
Image by Holly Knox
From Runway to Realway, Matthew Williamson's S/S10 collection is already setting trends. With his return to London after 7 years, his latest show is a perfect celebration of London's 25th anniversary of fashion. Although the show was a clear progression from his bohemian goddess looks of nearly a decade ago, the grown up glamour was a winning departure. The collection was awash with sugary tones and soft metallics, with the usual bold prints a lot more subdued, only appearing in a few signature pieces. Instead luxurious leathers, statement embellishments and cut-out details stole the show, but overall subtlety was the key for success.
Teaming leather trousers with a hint of pattern from her headscarf and jacket, this London based design student sums up the trend perfectly, whilst adding her own personal stamp to the look.
Image by Holly Knox.
It's official. Prints are going to be big for Spring Summer 2010. We've seen sixties style florals at Betty Jackson, pop art inspired patterns at Danielle Scutt and now an eclectic mix of designs at Kinder Aggugini.
Thick horizontal stipes in monochrome across A-line dresses, snakeskin print on soft blue and pink, and cream and black polka dots all showcased at the Spring Summer catwalk of Kinnder Aggugini. Oversized ringlets and dolly cheeks were the focus for hair and makeup, setting the scene for a rather diversified and theatrical show. Adding to the fantastical theme were oversized Union Jack, polka dot and striped hats, glitzy brocade jackets and metallic maxi dresses, making for a fairy tale style collection.
If, like me, you were slightly skeptical when you saw the bunny ears in the Louis Vuitton A/W show but soon after found yourself secretly lusting over a pair, I come baring good news. In the Marc by Marc show, Jacobs sent all of the models down the runway in a cute smaller version of the ones he used in the Vuitton show.
Katy Perry normally doesn't get it wrong. I like the fact that she's wearing a suit and being daring with the print because suits are everywhere this season. However, I think she might have taken daring a bit too far with the print. I might be wrong. Do you disagree?