‘XOXO’ in the immortal words of Gossip Girl. Sorry, but we couldn’t resist and it does seem the perfect way to introduce this selection of inspiration that we have lifted from our recent quarterly “Graphics” report. Its all about love related imagery, from variations on a simple heart to lipstick coated, kissable lips. We’re all about sharing the love so we wanted to share this inspiration with you. Enjoy!
The catwalks have been full of it and we have seen many Lady GaGa-a-likes strutting around town in not much more than a leotard, so underwear as outerwear is firmly back on the fashion map. The basque or corset has followed the ‘body’ by making the break into the high street arena as these shots show. Its about body con, its very 80s a la Madonna, its sexy but somehow not smutty- which we think has much to do with the vintage vibe of the styling. The beautifully detailed Sonia Rykiel collection for H&M has had a strong hand in bringing this look into the collective consciousness.
Unleash your inner Betty Page and embrace lace for a look that we think has legs into 2010 and beyond…
If there are any sequins left unattached to a piece of this season’s collections, then its a miracle. This has been a high time for purveyors of paillettes. We have been dazzled by spangles at every level of the fashion food chain this Autumn/ Winter, and judging by the Spring/ Summer 2010 collections, its a look with legs.
Its particularly hot for dresses, but full on embellishment looks good across all categories. Total coverage in one tone looks great. Pattern and placed designs look cool. Black is massive, but we really like the brighter options. Mixed scales of sequins look innovative, as do matte finishes.
Here are some of our favourite looks…
Hopefully tears of joy for these delightful tiers, frills and ruffles. Volume is taking a new turn and we love it when its zoned through considered positioning of ruffles and frills. This adds a new dimension to silhouette in a really exciting way. Build up layers of texture. Play with sheers and lace mixed in with other materials.
Some of these styles have the look of being created on the stand by a pin wielding designer who has spent hours contemplating a toile. If only there was time to work like that!
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I guess this could be the absolute opposite to the ‘studs’ story, although these bows aren’t super sweet. Some are quite coy, but many have a certain architectural or modern quality. Scale is super important. If in doubt, go large!
This is the perfect finishing touch. Just treat yourself like a life size gift to the world of fashion with a beautiful bow on top, or round the middle, or decorating your ankle, or on your bag…
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