Thursday 1 July 2010


It's about this time of year, just as summer is peaking and the weather is hotting up, that I start to crave new trends and get excited about a/w fashion. Backwards, I know. Truth is, I am a winter dresser at heart, I much prefer snuggly scarfs, boots and cosy layers to skimpy summer dresses and sandals.

Anyway, I'm super excited for this autumn winter, because the new trends look so exciting and fresh. One trend currently being touted by Vogue and modelled by fashion-forward celebs that I can't wait to give a try is the calf length skirt/ dress. Calf or 'midi' length skirts, as Vogue likes to call them, emerged as a big trend on the pre-fall catwalks. Artfully paired with ankle boots, chunky socks and sleek knitwear on the Bottega Veneta runway, the calf length is big news.

Even more exciting for me is the return of the colour red to the height of fashion; mark my words, come September red will be everywhere. It was seen on the catwalks of Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent and in the pre-fall Valentino collection, notably the first airing of the label's signature colour since Valentino himself left the label five seasons ago, handing design control over to Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Pablo Piccoli (what amazing names!). Pairing red dresses with red shoes and red tights, the label's message couldn't be any stronger: red is back, and it's here to stay.

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