Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Sporting the trend

The olympics has affected england in many different ways, little did we know it would be affecting our fashion as well (or so it would seem). Sport luxe and sporty features can be seen all over the high street at the moment. The trend looks good, feels comfy and can be achieved so easily. It has never been cooler to become a jock. Here's some features to look out for: exposed zips, draped jackets, jumpsuits, acid brights, two-tone, crop tops, racer-front vests and wedge trainers.

Rihanna in Alexander Wang

Diane Kruger in Prada

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Racey lacey

Lace took the bedroom by storm a long time ago, now it’s time for our everyday wardrobe to follow suit. Lace tops, lace trousers, lace skirts, lace dresses... Even lace bras are making a sneaky appearance under casual clothing. Not only is it all over the high street, but celebrities from Emma Watson to Lady Gaga to Kate Middleton have been seen wearing it.

Left; Kate Middleton in Temperley London at the War Horse Premiere.
Middle; Lady Gaga in Dolce & Gabbana at a book launch party.
Right; Emma Watson in Rafael Lopez at the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows premiere.
It has also been seen all over the catwalks, Erdem had this off the shoulder baby yellow dress with a pleated skirt and lace sleeves. Versace opened Paris Fashion Week with this sleeveless grey lace, floor length dress with a high jewel neckline and with a panelled corset underneath.  Valentino then went a bit less formal with this pastel pink sheer shirt with lace detail paired with pink lace shorts (all shown below).

Left; Erdem S/S 2012.
Centre; Versace at opening of Paris Fashion Week.
Right; Valentine S/S 2012.

Lace clothing is also being sold all over the high street in a lot of pastel shades which is right on trend for S/S 2012.

Left; Pastel lace bralet from Topshop
Centre; Carla lace peplum top from Boohoo
Right; Asos sleeveless skater dress in lace from Asos

Celebrities, designers and the high street have all got lace right so far, but maybe glow in the dark should be left for stick on stars in children’s bedrooms and raves...