Boundary Blurring: Bring local to global

Between East and West, North and South, there is no definite boundary anymore. Are you sure that black contrasts with white? Are you sure the opposite of male is female? Come from a boundary blurring world, designers feel more legitimate to put local ideas on global stage. Here are some evidences from London Fashion week. Nova Chiu…

F/W 2012 Womenswear RTW Trend Report – Details & Colors

In the previous post we shared seven key thematic trends for next winter. Other than that, there are some items that look hot for next winter, for example high slit skirt and jewel-decorated clothing. The latter, strongly advocated by Miuccia and Marc in this season, looks incredibly promising. Mashing up texture and pattern have been…

F/W 2012 Womenswear RTW Trend Report – Key Trends

In the S/S runway white is overwhelming; but now the darkness comes. Fashion is entering a dark age. You will never feel weak when you are in black. An accent of shiny gold or bloody red simply makes you stronger. Yes, she’s a leader, she’s killer. The gothic look this season is nothing similar to that in past…

Modern Superhero: 3.1 Philip Lim FW2012

In my previous trend presentation, I foresee that superhero will become the trend. We are not talking about wearing Superman S logo tee-shirt or underwear on top of pants. This is more about empowerment. Garments that make you feel you can save the day. Philip Lim presented his collection in New York two days ago with…

Deformed Surrealism : Walter Van Beirendonck Menswear F/W2012

Deformed surrealism Immaterial world like spirituality and subconsciousness  has become a designer topic in these few years.  By looking at the immaterial world, we seems have a better understanding of our reality. Walter Van Beirendonck developed his fall/winter 2012 menswear collection by pulling totemic voodoo sensitivity and translating it to mask, chains, key lock necklace…