Never follow trends, even if you do know what they are

According to Anne Slowey’s “Runway Report” column in this month’s Elle magazine, the following trends are still, um, trending: simple elegance, plaids, embrodiery, gothic influences, low slung silhouettes, jacquard prints, American Indian blankets, 70s inspired halters, slim jersey trousers, razor sharp edges, soft shoulders, below-the-knee length skirts, pants, 90s grunge, Depression era prints, shirtdresses, puffers, parkas, capes, fur sleeves, fur-and-collar sleeves, motorcycle jackets, chiffon layering, dots, lace, monasticism, Catholicism, medievalism, cocoons, cigarette stirrup pants, oversize fishnet lacing, and oh yeah… did we mention rococo is having a moment?

Couldn’t we focus a little more, Anne? I mean, I know you’re describing dozens of shows, on either side of the Atlantic, by designers whose aesthetics run the gamit, but trends aren’t worthy of following if we can’t understand them as consumers. And as runway editor, we need you to help us focus a bit more, m’kay?

Just saying….

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Published in: on June 11, 2011 at 4:07 pm  Leave a Comment  

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