Who knew that Forever 21 had the heart of a poet and philosopher? A rather lovely quote from Miss Charlotte Bronte on a very cute Summer look. I’m quite sure that Bronte never envisioned her words ending up being represented in this way, but we like it never the less. Wise words indeed…
We’re very excited about our new monthly report title. Yes. we have entered the world of menswear!
By popular demand, we have added a monthly retail report featuring over 150 images per month, covering all aspects of trend-driven men’s fashion from ultra formal to super casual, plus all the accompanying key accessories too. The majority of our business is still very much womenswear focused, but this really adds a new level of interest, excitement and diversity to the information that we are collating, reviewing and analyzing.
Here’s a snapshot of the most recent colour review that we published, from the May’13 report. We really love this pink toned palette for menswear. It’s actually really pretty close the the prevailing colour trend in this month’s womenswear too.
So, we hope that you loved yesterday’s insight into our knitwear and soft wovens retail reports. Well, today you get a chance to get a peak inside our jersey report with an exclusive look at the original design work that we create for our subscribers.
We hope that you liked our knitwear design inspiration. Next is an insight into the original design work that can be found in our Soft Wovens report. If you’re not familiar with that term, ‘soft wovens’ are essentially formal or dressy styles in woven materials that are softly structured, but not as constructed as tailoring would be. So now you know!
We’ve decided to give you an insider peak at the design work that we add to our monthly womenswear reports. This is part of the services that we supply to the global fashion industry, sharing the brilliance that is the British fashion market. If you work in the industry and would like to know more about our reporting and consultancy services, why not contact us or your nearest agent?
We are kicking things off with the fashion illustrations and ‘flats’ from our Knitwear report, all drawn by our Creative Director…
If you’re interested in seeing more about our reports, just click here.
We’ve seen an explosion of print driven looks, from clashing combinations through to digital trickery, but what we have here is a wonderful top to toe singular look which blends the current print crush with the desire to be dressed in your jim jams all day long. Sleep chic, snoozy sophistication?
For more retail trends, just have a look here.
So it seems I have one more thing in common with Joseph than I realized. Not only are we both innately chic, super stylish and cutting edge (ahem, well if I believe it hard enough it might come true…), we both also have a huge pash on Peter Pilotto. I haven’t covered the front of “Blink” Towers in a blown up version of the current season PP print like Joseph has, but I’m just more subtle with my crushes I guess.
Following on from that earlier post, we are having a Stine Riis afternoon to round off our first week of Copenhagen Fashion Week coverage. Here are some shots from Stine’s SS’13 show. She has further developed her refined, modern aesthetic taking the concepts from the AW’12 collection in a slightly softer, sportier direction. We really love Stine’s signature textile combinations and clever colour use.
Congratulations Stine and we look forward to seeing your label going from strength to strength.