I really loved writing my trend summaries for last season so I thought as spring is fast approaching I'd start again for Spring Summer 2013! This season's biggest trend is easily monochrome. It was everywhere on the catwalks... and there are no rules with it either; it can be worn pretty much any way; striped, checked, spotted or blocked....
Kazimir Malevich: Black Circle (1915) and Black Square (1915) - two paintings by the founder of Suprematism.
Paul Smith: This dress displays another Spring Summer trend; a split skirt. It also utilises colour blocking beautifully.
Sportsmax: Thin striped slouchy modern suit type outfit... Sportmax were one of the best collections to use monochrome: other pieces feature a variety of different prints on various fabrics from sheer to shiny.
Balmain: The black and white diamond print here was apparently inspired by floor tiles in Cuba and the intricate white shoulders by wicker chairs there.
Michael Kors: This collection as described as 'geometric glamour' and featured an abundance of stripes, this little suit has a hint of sixties style to it.
Dolce and Gabbana: They are known for taking inspiration from their Sicilian roots but this year they shed the opulent religious themes and went all together more homely and kitsch - the understated black and white striped pieces complementing the bright and citrusy painting style prints.
TOPSHOP CROP | WALLIS DRESS | SVPPLY PRINT | LINTOON HAIR BOW | LULU HAIR BOW | RIVER ISLAND CROP | ALANNAH HILL CLUTCH | NEXT BELTS
NASTY GAL SHOES | NEW LOOK SKIRT | NASTY GAL BAG | TOPSHOP TUNIC DRESS | I-SUNGLASSES | TOPSHOP TROUSERS
What are your favourite trends next season? How will you be wearing this one?
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