Trendcentral Newsletter March 2004
Fall fashion trends. Plus: Luxury Fashion Network One of our London correspondents got the inside scoop at Margin London, the leading alternative streetwear tradeshow in the UK. Here are the Fall/Winter 2004 trends she saw:
*The one major Fall 2004 trend running through the fashion industry is the use of more traditional and luxurious fabrics, such as cashmere.
*Sporty baseball caps were re-worked this season in herringbone tweed at Block Headwear.
*At both the men’s and women’s shows, pink was the most used color, with bubblegum pink being a favorite.
*Shades of red and purple, as well as grey and black, were also popular for next winter.
Prints and Inspiration:
*From cute baby deer to birds, wildlife was a common influence. Quirkily re-worked at Lazy Oaf, the bird print could probably be credited as an homage to celebrity ornithologist Bill Oddie, while a vintage ceramic Bambi was the inspiration for LA label Gentle Fawn’s mascot.
*Elsewhere designers are still developing hand drawn sketches and doodles from previous seasons for t-shirt and sweatshirt graphics. The label Yes even embroidered their signature range of sensitive line drawings this time.