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PARIS FW12 TRENDS: by Fashion Edit 247


From folkloric looks and uniform styles to accentuated curves, oversized volume and color blocked black and grey. Chris Gilbert of Fashion Edit 247 takes us through the highlights of Paris Fashion Week FW12 with 5 key ideas x 5 examples in The Spark.

 

CULTURAL EXCHANGE


Interest in folklore looks to India and Tibet as inspiration for a palette of rich browns and rusty reds in accent to black that plays up paisleys, folk florals, geometrics and blanket patterns for a celebration of cross cultural looks.

 

IN SERVICE

 

Uniform looks keeps tailoring and sportswear informed with a utilitarian and surplus style that keys into colour, fabric, item and detail as everyday basics are put on parade in a military mood. Bigger proportion adds newness.

 

THE PEPLUM

 

Though many looks are covered and sober, the female form is still showcased, no longer with sheer fabrics, but now with a strong body conscious message that spotlights the small waist, the peplum and the padded hip. It’s all curves.

 

SUPERSIZED, THE NEW VOLUME

 

The most directional silhouette this season spotlights the movement towards the oversized as volume moves away from the body total top to toe. Big, bigger, biggest.

 

LAYERING BLACK & GREY

 

Combining two important ideas; a focus on the combination of black and grey and a spotlight on layering and blocking. Building up a strong, but sober and elongated play on black and grey with multi proportioned pieces.

 

Thursday, March 08, 2012 · Categories: Trend Analysis, Fashion, Runway
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Mar 09Friday, 2012

Chris gives his amazing Catwalk round up and analysis on March 27th at the London College of Fashion. TIckets available: http://www.fashionedit247.com/buy/tickets.html

Look forward to seeing you.

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