Category Archives: runway

WHATS NEW AT PROENZA

If there is one thing Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez do best, its innovation. The pair are known for their unique expression of art and youth culture through expert tailoring and customized fabrication. With the launch of the PS1 in 2008, the two designer behind mega-brand, Proenza Schouler, redefined what it meant to be an “it-bag”. The newest editions to their handbag line-up include spectator stripes, python and a perfectly florescent neon. Although they are undoubtedly stunning, these pretty bags will cost you an even prettier penny… start saving ladies.

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SS13 MENS GLOBAL THEMES

In case you didn’t have a chance, during our very wonderful holiday, to check out the Mens Global Themes on the site here is a breakdown of the trends we called out for SPRING 2013.

FUTURISTIC FITNESS

Probably my favorite theme for men in 2013, this trend focuses on the balance between futuristic couture and athletic inspiration. Minimalism is the key to keeping this trend balance with a monochromatic color palette and touches of metallic and holographic finishes. Look to brands like Y-3 and Margiela for inspiration.

 

TROPICAL SABBATICAL

With a huge sweep of tropical influences, SS13 for men also supports a sea-side trend, from over-sized Hawaiian prints to casual resort wear. We focus on the diver watch being a key element in supporting this trend as scuba gear is a major influence. New fabrics such as Neoprene, nylon and ripstop are highlighted.

 

AFRICAN WARRIOR

From gladiator sandals and safari inspired bags at Michael Kors to straw materials and bright colors at Burberry, there was a vast range of African influences. We look to new material combinations and fabrications such as canvas, braided jute and wax-finished leathers. Over-sized cuffs and neck-wear also make a statement for SS13, setting a new identification from past seasons’ African expression.

 

ALMOST FAMOUS

Taking inspiration from pure Rock-n-Roll, this trend is not defined by a specific decade but rather a free-spirited and grungy sensibility. For many decades music has influenced fashion but one consist trend taken from the industry is a nod to rocker’s non-nonchalant garb. With juxtapositions from distressed and worn in tailoring at John Varvatos to casual kick-back Cobain style at Nicholas K, this trend is sure to fill the shelves for SS13 with more attitude and style than any of the others.

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SS13 GLOBAL THEMES

Today all of the SS13 Global analysis for ladies will be completed (yay!). On the site you can find six overarching trends which encompass Spring 2013’s most trend sensitive content. Although there are no definitive contemporary versus junior trends, we feel that that there is a very clear divide in the presentation between which skews younger. Here is a more intensive break down of the trends. Check back to http://www.fashionsnoops.com later today for the full report.

GREAT GATSBY

With the new Gatsby movie on the verge of being released it is no wonder that American designers such a Ralph Lauren and Tory Burch channeled delicate feminism of the 20s with this SS13 theme. In accessories you see a focus on a more simplistic heel as we move away from past seasons’ chunkier, 70s inspired silhouettes. Cloche hats, fringe embellished coin purses and a washed out pastel palette help to soften this trend.

 

OLYMPIC GLAMOUR

The key to executing this trend for SS13 is finding the perfect harmony between sporty and chic. We have seen active for so many season but this takes the traditional casual wear and adds a twist of glam. Contrasting traditional sporty material with a feminine silhouette provides the perfect balance. Perforated leather, mesh, nylon and neoprene are key fabrications for Olympic Glamour in SS13.

 

OCEANIC OPULENCE

The Chanel SS12 show was a huge force behind the evolution of Oceanic Opulence. Although this trend is focused around life under the sea, the true key trends lie in fabrication and iridescent finishes. With sequins being such a huge movement in past seasons, we see a shift into a more muted sparkle with opalescent hues and subtle shimmer. Sky high platforms with lucite soles and seashell encrusted handbags help to maintain the dreamlike world of Atlantis.

 

LUSTROUS FUTURISM

With an overload of metallic on the runways, we focus our attention to a more futuristic and minimalist sensibility for SS13. Clean lines, sharp cuffs and layers of embellishments, this trend is over the top with glamour. Balmain, McQueen and Antonio Berardi played key roles in helping this trend to unfold. Key call outs include oversized cuffs and chain-mail clutches.

 

RETRO VACATION

Think back to sun bathing at a retro Motel in the heart of California. Fast cars, late nights at the diner and a youth movement that was sure to change the world. Prada set the tone for Retro Vacation with her crop tops, flame pumps and oversize rose-bud earrings. An innocent color palette gets zest from deep coral hues and kelly green. Accessories range from headscarves to cat-eye glasses and everything inbetween.

 

RETURN TO AFRICA

Season after season we see an interpretation of African Tribal; for SS13 the shift lies again in the fabrication. Braided jute, colored canvas and feathers help to put footwear and handbags on a new level. We see Art Deco influencing more geometric silhouettes in-conjunction with these new materials creating a “”Return to Africa” unlike one we’ve seen before.

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SS13 LADIES ANALYSIS

I haven’t been able to give my love and affection to the blog as much as I would like to because I have been so busy with analysis but the good news is that all the reports for ladies are FINISHED and you will have lots to sink your teeth into! Next week all the Pantones will be posted as well so bare with me the next couple of days and I promise I will be back to blogging asap! 🙂

For the complete analysis click HERE.

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MENS TOP DESIGNER SS12

All of the men’s top designers from the SS12 collections are up on the site… get your hunny fix now !

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PRADA JEWELRY LAUNCH

Prada has launched a fine jewelry line set to be released this November (appropriately just before everyone’s holiday shopping commences). I personally think its the perfect reflection of Prada; feminine, strong and detail oriented. 3D flowers were everywhere on the runways and now it appears like this trend even made its way into fine jewelry although let’s be honest, Miuccia doesn’t follow trends.

I will take those red rose bud earnings, yes please!

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TIP TOE

 

 

I am seriously loving this metal toe trend happening right now. From Louis Vuitton to Bebe and everyone in between. Its fresh and encompasses both the pointed toe trend happening as well as metallic. Love love love!

LOUIS VUITTON

GIVENCHY

 

NOWHERE by Elin Kling

BEBE

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ITEM TO WATCH: VISORS

Although I will be the first to admit that more often than not, certain runway trends never actually make it, well, off the runway; this is one abstract accessory that has serious potential. The “visor” has already made its way into the hearts of bloggers all over the world which is usually the first step to global acceptance. Of course there are probably golfers and senior citizens all over the USA claiming they’ve been wearing this trend for decades but as we all know, fashion is truly determined by the right timing. Whether this visor trend has staying power is truly up to the consumer but I think it is a great alternative to the classical fedora we’ve been seeing for a few years now. Check out the various photos below and be the judge for yourself.

images via columbinesmile. fashionerogue, susiebubble

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DIVINE DETAILING: GIVENCHY

 

 

Ricardo Tisci demonstrated, yet again, his relentlessness attention to detail, tailoring and understanding of the female body with gis SS12 collection. A slightly different essence to his normal dark palette, Tisci played with pastel colors while keeping that edgy Givenchy vibe in the hardware. This was hands-down my favorite show so far this season and I think we can all agree those shoes with shark tooth closure are the perfect balance of femininity and traditional Tisci touch.

 

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THE MURSE

Our street style photogs have been out and about snapping away during fashion week this season and we’ve begun to notice an interesting trend emerging in mens accessories. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen plenty of men in my travels wearing cross-body man bags and even over sized totes but never have I seen such a strong trend of men donning lady’s handbags without even the slightest hesitation. For a couple of years now we have seen a huge shift towards Androgyny as an overall lifestyle trend and it is only going to pick up speed as we plunge into the future. Is this a direction that men of the world are willing to embrace or is this simply a stylish coincidence contained to the savvy streets of Fashion Week ?

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