Thursday, January 04, 2007

Review: Class of 06

Part One: Trends of 2006

Its a new year, full of promise, and anticipation as to what kind of creations will be wandering down the catwalk.

but... lets not forget the mass pretty lovely-ness of last year's designs.
Some of the collections were spectacular, and I don't want to forget them.
I've compiled a list of last years trends that I think had most success, and were spotted frequently on the catwalk. From Miu Miu's bejewelled brocade minidresses to Marc Jacob's grungey layers, here is your review of 2006. Part one...

Trend One: Grey

So much grey, so little time. Grey was everywhere over the winter catwalks, from brocade bottoms and rich tones in the SS06 collection Balenciaga to chunky knits at Stella M. Grey was officially crowned the "New Black".

seen below: Stella McCartney, Chloe, Giles

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Trend Two: Layering

While MJ went down the RIP Kurt route, Missoni incorporated a revamped seventie's chic vibe with floral wraps and glamorous furs, while the pastel ribbed tights echoed nostalgia of M & S schoolgirl days.

seen below: Missoni, Marc Jacobs, Missoni

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Trend Three: Brocade

Opulence and Extravagance were themes heavily featured in Winter 06. Something to do with the release of the cake-rich Marie Antionette.
Miuccia Prada embraced this trend in her collection at Miu Miu with cornice-style wedges that looked like they'd been sculpted from a venetian building, rich raspberries and khakis and the minidresses that became a staple of the season, being featured in numerous editorials.

seen below: Dolce and Gabanna, Miu Miu, Dries Van Noten

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Trend Four: Dresses

Something triggered the past memory of the dress being every girl's favourite item of clothing. You just had to dig deep and remember the fun of hitching up your summer dress on the beach as a kid to feel encouraged to play dress up again. The dress was definetly my favourite buy from last year, I bought five, paired with chucky socks, leggings and cardys? Perfect for winter, and they'll still be around Spring 07, just check out Lanvin's beauties.
And is it hard to realise what the trigger was? Look at these babies!

seen below, clockwise from top left: PPQ, Luella, Miu Miu, Chloe

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Trend Five: Leopard Print

No longer tainted by Pat Butcher and Kat Slater (Well, it is, but thats all part of the fun) animal print well and truly ruled. Louis Vuitton revamped and released cherry red scarfs printed with the spots, which were hawwt. Remember that Gucci dress spotted on Kate Bosworth? (Excuse the pun) After it was all over the catwalk, cue the high street shops to cover anything they could get their clever hands on. Ballet Slippers, Bags, Socks you name it...

ps, does Freja look especially good in the stuff or something?...

Seen Below: Anna Sui, Luella, Alessandro Dell'Acqua

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Trend Six: Platform Shoes

Man, I wouldn't wear these but they're damn pleasing to the eye! These wooden creations from Chloe look like something you'd find in a dusty corner of an old costume museam. No wonder Stam was head over heels (ahem..)

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Let me know what you think... Part Two coming soon, dawlls...


Cathi Cohen said...

great job! my fave trends were cheetah and layering.

molly said...

wowwww great post!
i like the grey and the dresses and the layering and great commentary! hahhaaha
loved it

alluretone said...

oh jeez, i would just crash to the ground if i tried to stand in thoes chloes. but i still cracked up when i saw the clip of stam falling down. the anna sui tights are soo cute. and thoes marc jacobs boots.. ahh. the luella dress is extremely pretty. good post, looking forward to the second one!

Anonymous said...

amazing posts! i couldnt live without any of those trends, but i must say the dresses you chose are absolutely to die for.

Sarah Carson said...

i love your blog, it's awesome, you keep such a great eye on the fashion world.. i'm just starting up my fashion blog, but yours is inspiring and original.. the dresses are gorge! x

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discotheque confusion said...

Its not nice receiving nasty comments.
So I'd like to say to this person who left the comment that I have now removed, that although many people have been compiling lists related to looking back to last years fashions, this post was created entirely by myself, and although they may feature similarities with other bloggers posts, this was not on purpose.

Have a nice day!

S xx

T said...

thanks for the comment. its because of nice people like u that i make the blog. god i know that sounded corny but its so true

T said...

thanks for the comment. its because of nice people like u that i make the blog. god i know that sounded corny but its so true

Regina and Renee said...

wow...lovely post. i find the dress section MOST inspiring! love your blog!!!!


Carissa Duhamel said...

The gray, the brocade.. this was a relatively good year.
I loved your adorable little speech bubbles coming from the clothing.

Sarah said...

i was really a fan of the gray, shoes and dresses. Not so much on the layering.

great post. i was about to do one jsut like it, haha

Bobble Bee said...

i am MAD in love with your blog :)
you are my new favourite, thanks for passing by and letting me know about you.
*Grey Days* layout is awesome, i like what you're doing with the pictures, your choices and comments and drawings. Keep up the good work girl!

Ella Gregory said...

wow great idea. i loved grey being in. ots my fave colour to wear.

maya said...

im so happy about all the trends this season except for leopard print
do you want to trade links?

-S said...

love the platforms

maya said...

i've linked you on rebel
and i completely agree about marie
my cat is called lula marie after her

Alison said...

I love grey, its one of my favourite colours! And the miu miu dress is fab.