Submission to the Fashion Trend Forecast 2011 Essay Contest
Antonia Jade Amico
The economic climate has always determined
the forecast for designers. Designers have turned to the
economy's status for inspiration. When the economy was doing
poorly Oliver Twist seemed to be every model's hero. Louis
Vuitton look at graffitied walls for inspiration. The Social
Cues for 2011 are saying that in order to seriously
resurrect from the economy- one must save their money and
Pride themselves on their small closet that has all the
Pride - Don't believe in your old
wardrobe. Throw out your 80's prom dresses and that sequin
tank you have yet to wear. 2000eleven is not about vanity or
the amount of clothes you have- the minimalistic approach is
supposed to be more carefree and less stressful. White
T-shirt and jeans with no makeup on the weekends will keep
your closet bare and ready for the hunter green suede boots
you have always wanted.
Envy- You want your neighbor's new
Christian Loubitan patent black heels. Relax- Focus on
yourself and the fact that you have a pair of shoes that are
not only classic and comfortable but also can be used daily
or on dates!
Gluttony and Anger and wrath are not the
way for 2000eleven. Smile for the paparazzi, frown and
wearing goth black will not be in.. Keep the colors
vibrant,light and earthy, I'll explain this later. Maintain
your bling and stick with timely pieces such as a pearl
necklace. But sometimes, no accessories or just a set of
pearl earrings does the trick. Gluttony- to the Consumers of
America. Stop consuming and focus on simplicity. You'll feel
healthier - will fit into your clothes- will not suffer from
buyer's remorse for over consumption of products!! Simple
means only consuming the bare essentials!
Lust-We all crave satisfying the body.
Milk does the body good.. But let's not purchase skanky
plunging dresses and stick with a classic boatneck dress.
Stick with the classic more conservative peice and make them
Greed I'll say it once more.. Desiring
more material is not the look you want.
Sloth If you want to have clothes look
superb on you, physically go to the store and try them on.
If it's something you truly feel should be in your closet-
make sure to have it tailored for your body.
We are all guilty of sometimes allowing
our wardrobe to get.. stale. When I say conservative I
certainly do not mean stale. For Spring 2011 it's time to
turn up the volume and get daring with color. Think of a
scenic photo for this spring where the hues featured are the
earthy tones of the pink sand on a beach with hints of
yellow and orange coming from the sun and a sky streaked
blue and white as far as the eye can see, and with this
image you have the Spring 2011 color scheme. The earthy
crunchy tones are not back to the oliver twist feeling of
browns, instead think of earth tones being sand spiced up
with burnt orange rocks. Most of the other colors this
season were bright- the earth tones are added in to give
your outfits a classic look. Audrey was even caught wearing
orange with a tan purse in the movie Paris When It Sizzles.
The vibrant scheme of this years tones will have you
sizzling but certainly not in a place of sin but rather
through a celebrating the longevity of life and its rich,
bright life. When the cool breeze comes through think of
being head to toe in clean crisp white linens like models of
Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein Collection were wearing. Then
breathe in that cool air and look up at the sky and you have
your next color, classic blue! Your wardrobe should consist
of blues that are rich like velveteen navy or light like the
happy sky on a sunny day. Take that blue and pair it up with
the sun setting and honeysuckle pink coming through the sky.
Badgley Mischka, Valentino, DKNY all featured Honeysuckle
Pink at their spring fashion show. It's the color that
allows you to show off your femininity while still remaining
Remember less is more and your smile is
always your best accessory! If your clothing pieces are
timeless you can add the trendy accessories and colors but
stick with having a wardobe that will last you until the
next forecast I make in 2012.
By Antonia Jade Amico
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