If Milan’s Fashion Week has been denominated as one of the most enthusiastic in years, how about the overview of all the trends for next SS11?
One key word: happy. Be it about the occasions the dresses are intended for, be it the spirit, the patterns, stripes, flower prints, be it the colour clash domination we saw on the runways, except for the most summery white, it is important to remember that fashion is about feeling good and free.
A white canvas that plays with a palette. The important rendition of the season: keep the white but change the cuts and patterns to create movement. The concept: elegance is white in summer, forget black.
In New York, London, Milan and Paris what we saw was a less rigid approach to tailoring although mixing a great deal with masculine shapes and a man’s basics. A preference goes to pant suits.
Lace Macramé Crochet
Macramé played a big role recreating that special feeling and tying the knot with lace and crochet. A strong new trend even for accessories. A feminine world.
Boho hippy luxury is the predicament for next summer, dungarees and tapered pants, gypsy dresses and slightly ethnic recalls.
Flowers may be blooming by next summer, all over the runways in everywhere. Take up gardening or become your own English Rose. Key element: mixing the prints together.
Optimism and daring colours take over the stage with interesting mixes and interpretations. Clashing combinations and a range of tonalities that explores new predicaments.
Mix two prints together and you are ok for next season. Complex prints and patterns interpreted in the same range.
Expect to see long, flowing silhouettes as part of the mood for the 70s revival, with breezy sheers worked into easy A-line shapes.
Modern, minimal silhouettes take over the snakeskin, leather, a bit tribal. Think of a new way to take adventure to a new level of smartness.
Each season requires a piece that is essential without being overtly basic. Playing with lengths and shapes SS11 claims the tapered long skirts to be the new must have item. If you are feeling too fitted, take the length option and forget the tapered one: you can wear full-skirted ones, as long as you keep it long.
Styled by Yuri Ahn.
Source: Dolce&Gabbana, D&G
Image Credits : Luca Cannonieri and Michele Morosi.