Trend Report

Dark, dramatic, somber. These are words that come to mind when thinking about the A/W 2013 season in South African fashion. But this is to be expected, we survived the “2012 the world is coming to an end, but not really” scare and now in 2013, everyone is rethinking their lives and all the decisions they have made along the way. What if this is it? What if there isn’t more to life than this?

No wonder we are dressing in such a dramatic way, expressing our emotions and concerns, showing the world that now is not the time to worry about what we’re wearing.

However, the Zeitgeist is starting to change and new beginnings, hope and growth are warming up in everyone’s hearts around the globe. Soon this will affect the way we dress, causing fashion to move away from dark and dramatic colours and moving more towards a brighter future (pun intended).

Studs, leather panels and black will be replaced with sequins, embriodery, beading and colours such as emerald green and seafoam blue. Silhouettes will flatter the body once again, hitting curves in all the right places. Glitz and Glamour will take over the world as we celebrate our lives and our hope for what the future holds.

The question now is: are you ready for this change? Are you ready to hope and dream? Are you ready to believe once again?…

Photo credit: manettis.tumblr.com

Photo credit: manettis.tumblr.com

Photo credit: asos.com

Photo credit: asos.com

Photo credit: stylebycaroline.ie

Photo credit: stylebycaroline.ie

Photo credit: makeatwear1.blogspot.com

Photo credit: makeatwear1.blogspot.com

Photo credit: theparakeetslounge.com

Photo credit: theparakeetslounge.com

Photo credit: kimkardashian.celebuzz.com

Photo credit: kimkardashian.celebuzz.com

Photo credit: fashionandhappify.info

Photo credit: fashionandhappify.info

Photo credit: chicisimo.com

Photo credit: chicisimo.com

Photo credit: torrid.com

Photo credit: torrid.com

Photo credit: trendmill.com

Photo credit: trendmill.com

Photo credit: bergdorfgoodman

Photo credit: bergdorfgoodman

Uncertainty

Uncertainty,
man’s biggest fear,
greatest weakness,
the root of all anxiety.

The creator of restless souls,
hearts, minds.
Who keep those awake
in the midst of choosing between paths.

Destroying dreams, hope,
possible love…
by preying on the doubt
time leaves behind.

Ruthless, monstress, mistress of deep holes
and lost souls.
Leaving us breathless, restless,
comfortless.

However,
Should one stumble across one’s
life story in black and white,
which holds the power to destroy the destroyer itself,
killing it by removing the element of suprise…

Would one read it?

Trend Alert

Whether you are living it up in the summer or freezing in the winter in your side of the world, this trend applies for both scenarios. I am talking about what I like to call innovative shorts. Gone are the days where jeans are the only form of shorts available at stores and seen in street fashion. Trend innovators have now revamped this item and made it fun by creating shorts in every texture, print and material known to mankind. My favourite being sequins, ofcourse, as this relates to the 1920s fashion seen in the Great Gatsby film, which is about to reach the closets of every fashion fan across the globe.

Which short will your closet adopt?

Photo credit: uniqueheroes.com

Photo credit: uniqueheroes.com

Photo credit: sheknows.com

Photo credit: sheknows.com

Photo credit: sharifaknows.blogspot.com

Photo credit: sharifaknows.blogspot.com

Photo credit: hautecommodities.blogspot.com

Photo credit: hautecommodities.blogspot.com

Photo credit: thatfashionchick.com

Photo credit: thatfashionchick.com

Photo credit: shopstyle.com

Photo credit: shopstyle.com

Photo credit: mamasarollingstone.com

Photo credit: mamasarollingstone.com

Photo credit: weheartit.com

Photo credit: weheartit.com