Trendcentral Newsletter February 2006
Next fall’s fashion trends
Recently we checked out Margin London, the leading alternative streetwear tradeshow in the UK. Here’s a quick rundown of the major trends from the show:
Vintage: When will this not be a trend? Get Cutie from Brighton showed 50s-inspired big bold floral print dresses that were snapped up by buyers. D4 Discus featured vintage inspired prints on 70s style maxi dresses and eco-friendly label Our World Recycled had similarly glamorous sun dresses. Yamama did Me Decade silhouettes in the form of mohair knitwear.
Military: Army jackets were plentiful, as were camouflage prints and details such as epaulettes. Apestein’s U.S. military influenced collection featured fitted crinkled cheesecloth shirts. Southwest Clothing fused army influence with fluorescent graphics, another strong trend.
Rock n Roll: This trend is still going strong, too. Apestein’s far out t-shirt graphics were heavily influenced by Jimi Hendrix and 60s psychedelia in general. Wendy’s rock belts had previously been worn by Sid Vicious and Johnny Rotten. Lost Property’s graphics were based on t-shirts worn by John Lennon and Frank Zappa.
Tailoring: Although Margin is best known for streetwear, the show is also becoming a destination for more formal tailoring. French men’s and womenswear brand Kulte combined vintage American shirting and striped knits with slim, satin dinner suits. Minimalist Swedish womenswear label Reflective Diffusion put the emphasis on superior quality well-cut basics; detailing was limited to the seams in a range of tops, capes and dresses. Spanish label El Ganso fused tailoring with sports details, such as felt stripes on heritage fabrics and formal coats.