Traditionally, they have said that fashion trends began in Europe. The rest of the world may be catching up in shared ingenuity, but there is definitely something in the art and movement in places like Milan and Paris that make women succumb to the scrumptious temptation of the masterpieces born there.
Recent European fashion trends deem that color is in. Vibrant colors of greens, crimsons, yellows and blues worn snug to the body, yet paired with layers upon layers are in. There is no rule about what colors are in and how exactly they’re worn.
Although, the colors are used sparingly and are used for the purposes of making a loud expression against a “blank” backdrop of blacks, browns and whites.
The recent trends tend to be one of seeming contradiction; however, the opposition in colors, patterns and styles work well together. As of late, we have seen plain colors of cream worn all over paired with deep azure boots or scarf. Likewise, other vibrant colors worn to give a “pop” of color here and there work well with the plain backdrop.
Also, there is a recent trend in the combination of knee-high socks with high heels. While yesteryear may have said this is a definite “no,” it is now a hot look. In conjunction with this look, anything worn up to the knee is a must. The reason this look works well has to do with its streamlined appearance, which is what ties all of the looks in together with contrasting colors and patterns. As with anything, fun and individual artistic flair is a must in the creation of the next masterpiece
From hats and pants suits to lingerie, Boyish looks dominate Paris’ fashion week. Designer Fatima Lopes kicked off the trend, debuting her fall-winter 2012 line that draws inspiration from the war museum Invalides. The designer found it was important to mix the looks with enough women’s flesh showing for a sensual look.
Julien David continued the trend of European women fashion, finding inspiration with men’s clothing on women as well. The knitwear is dark, neutral colors paired with thick hats and scarves. For Corrado de Biase, the Italian designer felt it was important to mix feminine silhouettes with men’s clothing that hangs just right over all the right curves. Bloggers feel the trends shadow Coco mixed with 1970s trends.
This fall, fashionistas can expect no shortage of tweed and plaid prints that are paired with khakis and earth tones. High wasted shorts and sporty boots will also make a big impact on the streets of all major fashion capitols. On the lingerie runways, models sported a variety of sexy, but boyish samples as well. Boy cut shorts with lifted cups are sure to set a mood in your bedroom. Don’t forget the first step to being a fashionista is feeling great with the perfect lingerie.