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?…

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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?

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Trends Spotted

My favourite part about travelling is spotting all the new trends that are starting to emerge and this trip was no different. I had a few encounters where people caught me staring but as they say, this is all in the name (and love) of fashion. So get those wallets and walking shoes ready…it’s time to go shopping!

Draw the line

Polka dot who? Stripes are here now and whether you do so in black and white or go for the brighter choice, you’ll be on the top of your fashion game wearing this trend.

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Paradise

We love and dream about paradise all our lives so why not wear it? Bold prints are creeping their heads out of hiding and filling our hearts, preparing us for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games in paradise city: Rio de Janeiro.

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Let’s do the twist

This trend I am quite excited about! The high waisted vintage skirts and dresses. This is a fun trend to wear and will fit perfectly for your dancing night out in the town.

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Black is the new black

Flaunting, sexy, mysterious and works perfect with a red lip! So why not?

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Natural Beauty

“The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural.” This quote by Calvin Klein describes the natural beauty trend perfectly. Natural looking Makeup is a hot trend right now and is all about radiant, soft skin. You’ll have the boys falling in love!

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