Wednesday, 27 February 2013

TREND spring/summer 2013: Black vs White

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.

What are your favourite trends next season? How will you be wearing this one?

IFB Project #109: Blogger's Black & White Ball


  1. I really like this trend! I think I'll end up wearing it with a pop of color with my makeup -- maybe bright pink lips to liven it up.


  2. I've always liked black & white, it's so classic but there are so many variations of it. Totally loving that Dolce & Gabbana dress!

  3. This looks awesome. Love your blog. I will definitely check out new posts :)

  4. You have some great choices here :)


  5. In love with the dip dyed maxi

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  7. Hi! i really enjoyed your post and i have a question about fashion trends. before asking this,I'm just a student from country where do not use English as a mother tongue. So I'm very bad at English. So please understand me even if i make grammatical mistakes on my question.
    I really wondered that who make the seasonal trend.
    Every season, when the new collection come out, many Brands have something in common. I mean, are they talk about the new tends before they show up the collections? Or if it is just some kind of phenomenon then why would it happen?

    1. Hi Katherine!
      I'm not entirely sure, its a very complex thing!
      Lots of things can influence designers such as what is generally going on in the world (socially & economically) and well as people themselves and celebrities even the climate...
      High street brands then choose to emulate clothes from the catwalk that are inspired by a running theme across the catwalks that season...
      I'm not entirely sure how it all works really! But if you look in to the job of a 'trend forecaster' it might help you understand.

  8. goooooooooooooooood


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