5 Key Trend Themes - 3

Published
22/08/13
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Ready-to-Wear Trends

 

#3 Zen Retreat

 

- 20th century, Asian influence

- Traditional Chinese dress

- “Chinoiserie chic” from France

Apparel:

- Embroidery on silk and satin

- Kimono sleeves, loose pants, wrap front ties, Chinese patterns


Key Colors & Combinations:

- True red, black & white, offset by pale pink and China blue
- Red alone or combined with black; red is fresh when teamed with silver
- Pink comes in a variety of shades from pale to coral and combined with other colors like black


Textures and materials:

- Pearls take on exaggerated sizes from very small to oversized
- Satin is key and is clean/ printed/ embroidered --> Silk/satin key for accessories but not jewelry/watches
- Tortoiseshell resin is seen a lot in jewelry
- Chain link is big for bags
- Surface interest is key for leather and metal in basket weave textures


Surfaces, prints and patterns:

- Large size florals
- Traditional Chinese and Japanese prints
- Lots of black with texture and shine (e.g. ostritch)


Crystal Inspiration:

Ruby
245
Vintage Rose
290
White Opal
258
Garnet
209
Sapphire
224
Jet Hematite
532
Burgundy
265
Light Sapphire
217
Jet
212
Crystal Silver Night
458
Air Blue Opal
200
 
Rose Water Opal
292
Crystal
101
 

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