Trend Alert: Optical prints & Geometrics

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With the arrival of Spring Summer ’13 (on the catwalks, not outside your window!), new, fresh trends are starting to make their appearance on the high street  (finally the sales are over and we don’t have to look at the same pieces for the 15th time!, and there’s more room for the new collections). I will gradually (post by post) take you through my trend guide for the SS13 season, starting with a come-back of the ‘optical prints’. Building on the stripe trend, geometric prints in black (or black on colour) supported the striped brigade on the catwalks. From clean lines, to abstract geometric patterns, and from monochrome to intense and bright hints of colour, the SS13 wardrobe is anything but boring. Rich in exiting motifs, one stand out piece can create your whole look. Let it be a blouse, bag or a tunic. Stick to black and white if you want to go for a sleek and modern look, or brighten up a monochrome piece with a hint of colour (like I did with my b&w top and coloured leg), or use a mixture of tones if you want to give your look a retro feel. One rule to remember – there’s no rules! Even print on print (both top & bottom) is allowed, although I’d try to avoid it in ever-day situations.

For an inspiration I’ve visited a lovely Art Gallery in the heart of Dublin – Balla Ban.

In the upcoming posts: How to make monochrome (the main trend in SS13) interesting!

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Catwalk Inspired

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Peter Pilotto

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Hermes

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Holly Fulton

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Top: H&M; pants: Top Shop; coat: Zara; boots: Aldo: bag: Primark

Photos by: Foka

Ciao!

Ania

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