Thursday, 14 February 2013

Creative Camouflage prints

Camouflage is set to be big this year, its appeared on the catwalks in both the summer and winter shows and is beginning to appear on the high street again, retailers such as Next and Topshop have got camouflage prints instore across products.
 Designers are being more creative with the prints and are mixing traditional camo with other prints such as leopard , and florals. Camouflage is also seen made up of different shapes creating a fresh conversational print. Abstract versions and pixerlated camouflage prints give a new look to traditional camouflage and bright recolours of traditional camo look new as seen in Michael Kors AW13 show below top right.

creative camouflage fashion

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Fake Fur Fashion on trend for AW13-14

Fake Fur is speculated to be even bigger for AW13-14 ,  The key to this trend is the fur has to have surface interest, the pile is long and is tipped with a contrast colour or clipped to form a pattern, Or even has an ombre effect. Bright coloured fur is going to be big and looks great in  Short bomber styles. Topshop have got a new fur jacket in this week in bright multicoloured fur see below. Kate Moss has been pictured in fake fur over winter too , I love the monochrome coat she is wearing below. Short bomber styles look great in brights, and longer styles suit more natural and mulberry hues. Fur cossack hats are popular again and fur is also seen on collars and cuffs on knitwear and plaid woven coats. It will certainly be interesting to see what appears on this years AW13 catwalks.
Please note I do not endorse real fur, fake fur is always best.
fur trend aw13

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Autumn Winter 13 Wild Crafted Trend

Wild crafted AW13 capsule trend  is a popular look for next winter , four Large UK high street stores have already asked me to produce ranges taking inspiration from  hand crafts,  including tapestry and cross stitch  floral prints , which give a vintage feel ,sketchy animals appear in this trend too which appear in forest scenes and as quirky placements. The look has a very English heritage feel with traditional cord, checks and tweeds also playing a key part.

wild crafted aw13 trend

Saturday, 29 December 2012

AW13-14 Trend Moscow Nomad

Moscow Nomad

Over the next few weeks I will be posting capsule trends for Autumn winter 13-14. One of the new emergening trends for this season has an eastern european feel it is very much a folkloric inspired look. Floral Embroidery is plays a key role in this trend with lots of bright colours especially gold and rich turquoise hues.
moscow nomad aw13-14 trend

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Emerald Green the colour of 2013

Emerald Green 17-5641 has been announced by Pantone to be the colour of 2013. Often associated with precious gemstones , the perception of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious it is the colour of beauty and new life in many cultures. Emerald brings a sense of renewal and rejuvenation which is much needed in today's world. The colour has been seen on the spring summer catwalks and works fantastically in sequin and embroidery embellishment as seen below , it is my personal favourite of all the shades of green.

emerald green fashion

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Christmas Jumpers a bit of festive fun

It's getting close to Christmas jumper time again and this year its bigger than ever, the high street is flooded with them and there is even some appearing on net-a-porter. They make a great gift even though they have the shortest shelf life. Here are some of the best of this kitsch christmas craze, my favourite is the stag jumper top left , would you dare to wear one?

christmas festive jumpers

above images from

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Prints seen in Zara this week

Spotted some fabulous prints in Zara today ,lots of tiger prints, paisley and jewel prints see below.

faded aztec print

geometric skull print

zara tiger print

jewel print

zara tiger print trouser

tiger print shirt

ethnic border print

aztec skirt

paisley print jacket

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Check this out Tartan is back

Its Winter and checks are here again, dogtooth checks are very popular on the high street at the moment but my prediction is we will see more classic traditional tartan back on the autumn winter 13 catwalks in authentic colours. This makes me wonder if the kilt will be back in fashion next Winter , I suppose we will just have to wait and see. 
Tartan fashion
Tartan Fashion

Street shots taken from 

blue top, topshop
shoes christian louboutin