We can absolutely say that 2011 wasn’t a boring year for fashion at all. We had scandals (ex: Galliano), successful collaborations (H&M and Versace) and fabulous weddings (Royal Wedding, Kate Moss etc).
Crossing the catwalk S/S 11 and F/W 11 we have seen many trends, and of course , we all have our favorite ones . So, as I’m a ” list-maniac”, I compiled a list of my Top 10 2011 Trends:
1- Boutique-Punk: Some people might not realize but they are all using this trend with their studded leather jackets, buskins and leather pants. I am a huge fan of this trend mixed with some romantic pieces or leopard printed garments!
2- Lady Like: Bought from 60′s the full circle skirts and the midi dresses. It is all about the femininity and hour-glass body shape!
3- Sheer Clothing: It was the rule number 1 on the red carpet this year, but it is also a fashion statement for the high-street!
4- Color Blocking: We have seen this one a lot on the catwalk, but Gucci gave us a master class on how to use color blocking! After Kim kardashian, Rihanna, Nicole Scherzinger and Cheryl Cole this trend exploded and every single shop in Dublin was all about color blocking! Absolutely success on S/S 11!
5- Pleats: Who haven’t seen pleats in 2011? It is impossible to ignore that the high-street mixed the ” Lady Like” with Pleats and gave us good few pairs of midi-pleated-skirts on S/S. Not forgetting about my beloved leather pleated skirt on F/W 11!
6- Pijama-Outerwear: Loungewear as the inspiration of loose, soft and printed garments! Comfy and Stylish!
7- 70′s: The sophisticated glamour and bohemian vibe from the 70′s came straight down to the high-street. From the S/S 11 to F/w 11 all I see is a bit of this decade!
8- Women’s Tuxedo: It was a trend worn just by the most audacious women! It is edgy and trendy but if your focus is show off your body, this trend is definitely not for you!
9- Fetish: Louis Vuitton brought the fetish back this year with lots of hotpants, boots and jackets. Success enough to bring back Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell to the fashion-shows!
10- Polka Dots: Every size, everywhere, in more than one garment per time. Polka dots was the highest trend of the year brought by Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney .