Top Trends For Summer 2011

Yesterday, was the final day at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week and it should have been named National Toni Maticevski Day. That guy is a freakin’ genius. I could have shared every single look he sent down the runway.

Here’s a selection of what made me look twice on the last day of RAFW:

Toni Maticevski's description of his designs as 'always a little dramatic and emotive' is bang on.
Perfectly sculptural at Toni Maticevski.
Matte berry lips ruled supreme at Toni Maticevski.
Shoe porn courtesy of Toni Maticevski.
Forget the hair and makeup for a minute and relish this striking digital print from The Prodigal Son.
Bowie's creations were all shades of melodrama.
I've been saying it for awhile now: Boys, the bow-tie is back. Not so sure about the Ned Kelly beard though!
Loopy macrame has never looked so good at (yep, you guessed it) Toni Maticevski.
Toni Maticevski sure knows how to do feminine details.
Phenomenal colour. Phenomenal details. Phenomenal all round.
Sky high hair at Bowie. I wonder if Marge Simpson was the inspiration behind this look?!
Who would have thought that silk applique flowers, slashed and pleated chiffon and feathers would equal heaven on a stick?
I thought we'd finished the 'Black Swan' moment? Obviously not, if makeup at Lisa Maree's show is anything to go by.

So, now that RAFW is done and dusted, what will we be wearing in Summer 2011? My money is on these trends:

  • White, white, white.
  • The renaissance of bold digital and graphic prints.
  • Neutrals contrasted with acid yellow, burnt orange and powder pink.
  • Fringing and knife pleats.
  • Colour blocking in bright jewel tones.
  • Wide leg trousers.
  • Skirts and dresses that skim the ground.
  • Sheer fabrics and peek-a-boo cut aways.
  • Leather and lace aren’t going anywhere.
  • Lip colour in either matte berry or statement-making coral.
  • Loose, braids and tusseled buns.
  • A perennial summer favourite – a luminous, sunkissed complexion.

What are your tips for Spring/Summer 2011?

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Images: Zimbio

 

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