The Sum Of All Trends

Discussion in 'Trend Spotting' started by ultramarine, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. ultramarine

    ultramarine chaos reigns

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    Romance is in the air ... with threads -here- such as the one named "The end of sex" (one of the best I've seen on this site) ... and getting constant reports on how vintage is hitting its peak, 50's styled-clothing is invading the racks and bohemian chic seems to be IT.
    I'd dare the world is loosing itself to fall in love ... with editorials and ads featuring models with nostalgic eyes and seeing more and more exoticism on them either in the form of the location of the shoot or just the period is evoking, now ... the lady ... the woman isn't anything else but a very smart grown girl!
    Accesories seem to be the object of everyone's desire and the once popular minimal look -of the 90's- is fashion-light-years gone ...
    Closets filled with prints, knee-lenght skirts, trousers and anything that may seem borrowed from our grandmaman or third-grade teacher is all the rage ...
    I'd dare to say we've already taken a 45 degree turn and still note the grey area where we're based now ... how far will this go?
    I have no idea, but I'll have to admit with delicious guilt that I love where fashion is heading towards ... It seems a bit selfish to long for a silhouette that has been already used, but at the end of the days and feeling scared of the daily news, some warmth, some craft, and a more escapist/fugue-like approach seems to fit.

    So ... what do you think? Do you agree?
     
  2. oanadobre

    oanadobre New Member

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    Great post, blumarine!!! I agree 100%!
     
  3. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    absolutely ;)
    thanks for the topic blu :flower:

    i also see lots of colour, mainly greens & pinks, unfinished details,
    muted shapes and combinations, skirt versus trousers and quite a lot
    of wide-leg pyjama trousers.

    Kaftans are also hot in my part of the woods, together with 'ethnik' sandals.
    Short dresses and skirts are big over wide legged or skinny jeans.
    White frame sunglasses, wide frames and messenger bags are main accesories
    together with fabric flower pins or hair accesories.
    Belts seem also very important over here.
    :flower:
     
  4. helena

    helena Swim Upstream

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    Lena - sorry to go a bit off topic - but I am looking for a nice mini or three quarter length kaftan with long sleeves - where will I get one? Price range approx. £50 - £100. Any ideas? No worries if not.
     
  5. mikeijames

    mikeijames no tom ford, no thanks.

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    that is a very tidy way to look at it actually...i like thinking that these clothes in their backwards glance and their rampant optimism are clothes designed for the world to fall in love: not only with the garments themselves but with the people in those garments.

    it began this season even...from cavalli to chanel it was about falling in love. lovely post.
     
  6. Marlee

    Marlee New Member

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    This is very true for me. Great post bluemarine.
     
  7. Belowen

    Belowen ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Agreed. Romance and femininity is certainly in the air :heart:
     
  8. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    Lena - sorry to go a bit off topic - but I am looking for a nice mini or three quarter length kaftan with long sleeves - where will I get one? Price range approx. £50 - £100. Any ideas? No worries if not. [/b][/quote]
    i think you will need to fly over to Athens, you can find some real affordable kaftans in sheer cotton and bright summer colours.

    on the other hand, maybe you could try Indian markets/shops and ask for long curtas, those shouldnt be expensive, got mine for :blink: 5 euros each
    (which reminds me i havent worn them yet :blink: )
     
  9. helena

    helena Swim Upstream

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    Thanks Lena - wish I could get to Athens but no holidays coming up for a while now! Theres an indian shop round the corner from my work that I forgot about - I'll try there. Happy wearing yours!
     
  10. Salvatore

    Salvatore Wanderlust

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    I love the idea of love. It was great to see things turn back classic. I thought Louis Vuitton's collection had a lot of love in especially the snow on the runway. (that was snow right? :unsure: ) :heart: :flower:
     
  11. ultramarine

    ultramarine chaos reigns

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    that is a very tidy way to look at it actually...i like thinking that these clothes in their backwards glance and their rampant optimism are clothes designed for the world to fall in love: not only with the garments themselves but with the people in those garments.

    it began this season even...from cavalli to chanel it was about falling in love. lovely post. [/b][/quote]
    In a way ... I'd like to think that people NEED romance on war times ... and I'm afraid we're not waving the white flag, now :cry:
     

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