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.

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