Being a fashion student/designer I am constantly looking ahead to see what trends are about to explode into the market, as well as looking to the past for inspiration (being a lover of vintage styled things). One of the sites that I was introduced to back in 2010 was WGSN, unfortunatly it costs major dollars to access (were talking thousands for only one person) but lucky little me, the school I was attending at the time managed to save up their money (got to love a bankruped school, well almost) and get access for the fashion students. Its an amazing site forcasting trends in all sorts of areas and it also provides a huge image gallery and flats library.
So now that i have givven you all some boring inforation about the fact that I use WGSN (I also use stylesight) to do a lot of my trend forcasting lets get onto whats comming up in trends for A/W12-13
So one of the capsule trends that is coming is PARISIAN SCHOOLGIRL
this capsual collection is catwalk inspired and has underlaying 60’s feel to it. The collection features peter pan collars, bow neckties, girly dresses, polka dots, printed check fabrics, french slogan grapics and prints, bowler hats, knee-high socks as well as classic brogues.
1. Collar (Pieces Florida bead collar) $29.20
2. Shoes (YMC Highland Brogues) $283.85
3. Socks (ASOS ribbon tie pelerine knee-high socks) $12.98
4. Hat (ASOS felt roll brim bowler) $32.44
5.Checks (ASOS shift dress in checked print) $22.71
6. Note Book (Cavallini & Co.) $12.50
7.Pen (Kikki K) $5.99
8. Eye shadow (Bourjois ‘pretty paris liberty chic’ eyeshadow cream) $9.72
9.Tote (Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Color block tote) $908.32
photos sourced through WGSN and ASOS