Sunday, October 9, 2011

trend forecasting for winter 2012

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1. Faux Fur Gilet (Waistcoat)

2. Slim Fit Graphic Print Dress (Formal And Casual)

3. Leopard Print Trench Coat

4. Gemstone Agate Pendant Necklace

5. Graphic Print Cotton Scarf

6. Animal Face Graphic Tee-Shirt

7. Hot Electric Pink Skinny Jeans

8. Oversize Leather Handbag

9. Wedge Heel Ankle Boot

10. Double Finger Cross Ring


The Gender Bending theme has been one that has influenced the last decade of fashion in our country. Androgynous dressing will be a main part of 2012’s fashion, with women wearing fitted pants and loose fitting shirts. Agyness Deyn is the inspiration for this collection for Mr Price.

The Bohemian theme from 2007 is still a prominent one across the world. The style of the person is coming through more in each outfit, with styling and accessories.

I predict that the colour Hot Electric Pink will be in every wardrobe. The colour blocking trend has been un underlying trend for the last three seasons and has emerged in full swing. French and American Vogue are still pushing this colour blocking trend. Skinny Jeans will be in all the colours of the pallet for the season, including Hot Electric Pink and Forest Green. This colours will translate to brogues, trench coats, nail colour and other trousers.

Ankle boots and wedges have been an emerging trend in our country for two seasons already, though this winter season it is the footwear of choice. The colours will vary in the pallet from black to grey to olive green.

Animal print, such a leopard print and zebra strip, will be used for larger items in fashion. Trench coats, harem pants and handbags will use these prints. We will be seeing leopard print as an accent colour in the pallet.

Faux fur is still in winter fashion. It will be used for waistcoats, gillets, scarves and jackets. The faux fur accentuates the trendiness and style of the wearer. Around the world, fur is a big trend. It exudes wealth, status and social standing. Most of the people in the lower and middle class will want to wear this trend to imitate celebrities and the wealthy. I predict that sheepskin, fur and rare animal pelts that will be worn by most in 2012. Leather and faux leather will carry on being worn, as jackets, footwear and accessories such as belts and bags.

Graphic prints has been an underlying trend for the last three years worn by celebrities and civilians alike. These can be anything from rocker band tees to animals faces. This is a great trend because it can be worn by children and adults. This can be paired with the colour blocking jeans and many of the other emerging trends. Printed fabrics will be used for scarves and headbands. These will be teamed with the other trends too.

Accessories are a big part of this season. A controversial aspect will be an underlying trend that will stay around for seasons to come. Many crosses and animal pendants will be seen. Though the jewellery will be kept simple, the pieces will be large. The bohemian theme will be seen in this trend. Hand bags will be bigger that the last winter season, for a more practical approach than small clutch bags. These bags have shorter straps rather, and will be worn in the crease of the arm.

goooood luck and have funnnnn

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