Monday, 16 March 2015

Brand Focus: Primark's Spring 2015 Collection

When it comes to reviewing the upcoming season's offerings, Primark is the one brand everyone looks forward to having a nosey at. The constant refresh of styles and lack of an online shop are key reasons for this interest, however for me it is the mix of different trends all of which Primark hits on point.

Primark's Spring offerings target several trends. The first is the most fun, with quirky prints including Bart Simpson, Mickey Mouse, bold fruit shapes and emojis. 

Minimalism is the next key trend that Primark have nailed. Creating pure crisp white looks, Primark have included differing length to add a unique aspect to a minimalist look.

A staple of every Spring season is the pastel colours. Combining several trends, including key print gingham and hippy style, Primark's pastel offerings are perfect for creating a style statement. 

The Boho Hippy trend has also been covered by Primark with both statement pieces and jewellery. 

Primark's Spring collection has already hit stores and with new styles constantly arriving, there are a lot more key pieces to be seen in store. 

Check out my favourite picks below and let me know what your favourite piece of the new collection is! 

*This post is NOT sponsored*

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Spring/Summer 2015 10 Key Trends

1970s Now
The 90s are officially out and taken its place are the vibrant 70s. From flares to fringes, there was an abundance of 70s influences which have a had a significant impact on the trends of the season. 

Matthew Williamson, Paul & Joe & Sonia Rykiel

Ballerina Beauty
Tulle has been given its fashion moment this season as designers look towards the elegance of ballerinas. Dusky pinks, flowing tulle and ballet flats are key in creating the graceful ballerina look.

 Alberta Ferretti, Giorgio Armarni & Valentino 

Hip Hippy
Floral prints are always key within the spring/summer season and the prominence of 70s fashion has led rise to hippy style. Flowing lengths, flower power and sheer materials create a fashionable hippy look this season. 

Etro, Honor & Missoni

Pick n Mix Pretty
Contrasting prints can be a difficult trend to style, but this season has no limits. From subtle floral contrasts to bold clashing prints, it is difficult to go wrong this season.

 Maison Margiela, Prada & Stella McCartney

Aberrant Androgynous
The androgynous trend is one that often can be seen in every season. However, this season an extra feminine twist can be seen as the uptown 70s look has its influence. Bold suits are completed with feminine details and accessories to add that sharp, feminine look. 

Celine, Chanel & Jean Paul Gaultier

Picturesque Pop Art
A trend for those more bold, pop art was all over the catwalk in differing styles and extremes. From complete 3D looks to bold colour prints, this trend ensures that you will not blend into the background.

Junya Watanabe, Loewe & Thom Browne
Rebel Rocker
Rock n Roll has been an influencing trend throughout the past through seasons and this seasons 70s trend has added its twist. From 70s prints to 70s denim cuts, rock n roll has gone back to its golden era. 

 Gucci, Tom Ford & Tommy Hilfiger

Asian Amalgam
Asia has been a key influence this season, with designers showing influences of traditional Asian shapes and prints within their designs. From Oriental florals to Japanese Obi belts and prints, it is guaranteed that influences from the far-East will enter your wardrobe this season. 

 Carven, Giambattista Valli & Marni

Marine Myriad
The nautical trend is a recurring theme each spring/summer season and this year is no exception. However, whilst the sailor look remained significant, there was an increase in marine looks taking influences from other aspects of the sea, including mermaid textures and ship-wrecked cuts. 

 Emilio de la Moreno, Lanvin & Rodarte

Easy Explorer
Khaki was key this season and with it came a safari-friendly explorer look. Think multiple pockets and jumpsuits.

 Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren & Sonia Rykiel

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Paris Fashion Week A/W15: Day 9 Roundup

The Shows
Louis Vuitton
Masha Ma
Moncler Gamme Rouge
Miu Miu

Rahul Mishra
Moon Young Hee
Collection of the Day
Miu Miu
Look of the Day
Louis Vuitton

Trend of the Day
British Countryside
Moncler Gamme Rouge
Colours Emerging
Vibrant Orange
Trends Emerging
Pattern Mix
1950s Influences
British Countryside 

Styles Emerging
Fur Coat
Equestrian Wear

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Paris Fashion Week A/W15: Day 8 Roundup

The Shows
Agnes B.
Vanessa Seward
Valentin Yudashkin
Junko Shimada
Iris Van Herpen
Shiatzy Chen
Paul & Joe
Alexander McQueen
Collection of the Day
Look of the Day
Iris van Herpen

Trend of the Day
Valentino & Chanel

Colours Emerging
Monochrome Statements
Light Grey
Rust Orange
Bright Orange

Trends Emerging
Gothic Influences

Styles Emerging
Oversized Jumpers
Wide Leg Trousers
Mini Length Dresses